What is Hard Water and What are water Softeners?
Scrutinize your plumbing fixtures and installations. Do you notice some limescale deposits around the sinks, showers, faucets, and pipes? Do you use more detergent and soap than usual? Do you find soapy residues all over your skin after you have showered?
All of these are signs that you have hard water on your property. We at A Clear Choice Plumbing & Heating Have seen the different types of hard water problems that people face on their properties and can help with the right solution.
What Is Hard Water?
Hard water has high levels of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium.
It causes whitish or brown stains on the bathroom walls and floors.
You will also notice undesirable salt deposits on the sides of bathtubs, buckets, utensils, and more.
This sedimentation can also end up choking showers, taps, etc. The salt accumulates at the nozzles reducing the water flow over a period.
The salt deposit can also build up on electrical equipment like water heater coils reducing their efficiency.
Since hard water does not lather adequately, it can impact how you wash your clothes.
Bathing in hard water also dries the skin and makes your hair coarse, resulting in hair fall.
How To Solve The Hard Water Problem In Your Home
The best way to solve this problem is to install a hard water softener system. This is a type of filter installed on showers or taps, and you get soft water every time you turn on a faucet or shower. Many people confuse a water filter for water softener. However, these two systems are intrinsically different.
There are various types of whole house water filters, including fluoride adsorption filters, RO filters, sediment filters, iron & sulfur removal filters, backwashing carbon filters, and more. All of these serve specific purification functions. If you are considering installing a whole house water filter, it will not help to soften the hard water entering your property.
Choosing the Right Water Softener
If you have hard water on your property, you would need a water softener system. This unit will help to protect your home from hard water scale build-up and similar harmful effects. Suppose you have other water issues such as bacterial contamination, iron staining, or water chlorination, you need to get a whole-house water filter that helps treat those specific water problems.
Many homeowners install a whole house filter as well as a water softener. Together they help purify and soften the water on the property. Since there are numerous products on the market serving different purposes, you can benefit from consulting with plumbing experts like the ones that our company.
Our team is here to provide you with all the information you require about the types of water filters and softeners available. We will help you make a better-informed decision and handle the installation as per manufacturer specifications.
For any additional information about our water softener installation services, please call A Clear Choice Plumbing and Heating at 720 938 1554. We are on call 24/7 to deal with all your plumbing issues and requirements at any time.