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How Hard Water Causes Hard Times

sunny-plumbersFor many homeowners, the major concerns with water quality circle around concerns about their health. Obviously, preventing health issues related to poor water quality is very important. However, not every water quality issue is going to result in potential health issues.

At least, not for you and your family. Your plumbing system’s health, on the other hand, may suffer.

Today, we want to take a look at the many different problems that hard water can cause. And we want to talk about the most effective solution to your hard water problems. Our Sunny Plumbers are here to ensure that your water is of the highest possible quality!

Hard Water Is—What, Exactly?

We’re not talking about ice, here. We are talking about the water flowing from your taps and fixtures. So what qualified as hard water?

Hard water is simply a term describing water that has too high of a mineral concentration. Usually you’re looking at increased levels of calcium and magnesium.

Wait, you might be saying, aren’t those good things? Sure, for the human body, in the right dose. But not for your plumbing system.

These minerals can leave deposits on your plumbing fixtures, as well as within your pipes and plumbed appliances. That can lead to big problems.

Issues Caused By Hard Water

The first thing that most homeowners notice when they have hard water issues is the ugly buildup on their fixtures and faucets. It’s white, it’s green, it’s gunky—it’s hideous! That alone is enough to drive some homeowners to resolve the problem. However, a lot of homeowners fail to realize the true cause and the true extent of the problem. They scrub the deposits away, and continue to do so, over and over, until more serious problems develop.

What are those more serious problems? Well, deposits can build up in pipes, not just on fixtures. That can constrict flow through those pipes, causing water pressure problems. It can also lead to problems with appliances like water heaters or dishwashers, where heating elements wind up caked in these minerals. That can lead to serious operational problems, eventually causing the type off strain that can result in damages to the system.

What’s the Solution?

Using a whole-house water softener in Corona, CA. There is no alternative. At least not one that is going to have any real effect on the problem at its core.

Whole-house water softeners are relatively simple devices. They swap out the mineral content in the water for harmless sodium ions. You’ll need to refill the salt tank from time to time, but maintenance is really minimal. These systems do need to be installed by trained professionals, of course.

If you’re struggling with hard water in your home, let us know right away. From scummy deposits on shower doors to lackluster linens that never seem to get quite clean enough, there are a lot of signs that the water in your home could use a good softening!

Schedule your water treatment system services with The Sunny Plumber Socal. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show our Hiney!

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