It’s hard to imagine that water can be anything but… well, wet. However, hard water is an issue that plagues homes all over the country, so this week, we’ve decided to discuss the impact of hard water and what you can do about it!
Our team recommends having a water softener installed in your home, and below, we have explained why. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you’re looking for a water softener in Lake Havasu City.
Hard water is basically just water with high concentrations of magnesium and calcium particles. Though these minerals are not harmful to you, they can wreak havoc on your plumbing system, as mineral deposits will start to accumulate on the walls of your pipes. This kind of build-up is often referred to as limescale, which you are likely familiar with.
There are plenty of reasons to worry about limescale: unsightly drains and faucets, not-so-shiny dishes, and most importantly, damage to your plumbing system. The more limescale builds up inside your pipes, the more it restricts the flow of water through them.
This reduces the water pressure in your system and makes it much more difficult for the system to operate effectively. And if the issue isn’t caught right away, the minerals will eventually harden, making it nearly impossible to remove. When this happens, it is quite likely that you’ll end up having to replace some, if not a majority, of the pipes in your home.
A water softener is a type of water treatment system that is designed to treat hard water. There are a number of different kinds of water softeners, but they all operate by neutralizing the magnesium and calcium particles that are present in the water in your home in some way.
There are a number of ways to tell if you need a water softener in your home such as:
- Limescale on faucets and drains
- Watermarks on dishes
- Dry skin
- Faded clothes
- Clogged showerheads
If you are sick and tired of dealing with all the problems associated with hard water, then call in a professional plumber for help. Only a professional plumber has tools, training, and experience to match you with the water softener that best meets your unique needs and install it accordingly.
And sure, there are going to be plenty of amateurs willing to perform these services for a fairly cheap price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. Therefore, it is always better to call in a pro and get the job done correctly, the first time around. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks!
Ready to schedule your plumbing services? Great! All you have to do is contact the team at Air Control Home Services today to get started! Treating You Like Family Since 1990!