Hard water carries an overabundance of minerals like calcium and magnesium. They make soap and detergents difficult to lather and even harder to rinse clean, leaving soap scum on your tub, your dishes and your skin. Over time, these minerals form a scale that can damage water-using appliances like your coffee maker or humidifier, and can even clog your pipes.
Water conditioners and softeners use a complex process to remove these minerals from your water, leaving you with spot-free dishes, brighter and softer clothes and a shower stall without water spots and soap scum. If you have a water softener and you’re still seeing mineral scale buildup, it’s time to have it checked.
Traditional water softeners aren’t able to cope with the minerals causing unsightly rust stains on your fixtures or the cause of the rotten egg smell in your tap water, but a water conditioning system can. Our H2O HarmonyTM water conditioner system provides whole-home treatment that:
- Removes sediment particles as small as 20 microns -- that’s 5X smaller than a human hair! Test: After the ice has melted in your drink, can you see flakes and debris?
- Improves the taste and odor of your water through a special activated carbon filter. Test: Fill a clean glass and take a sniff. Does it smell like pool water? Can you smell sulfur or rotten eggs?
- Neutralizes acidity by elevating the pH levels. Test: Look at the edge of your faucets. Do you see the effects of oxidation? Acidic water eats away metal, leading to premature piping and appliance failures.
- Reduces iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfides that contribute to staining of fabrics, dishes and fixtures. Test: compare a new white garment to a freshly-laundered one. Dingy whites can indicate an overabundance of minerals which can’t be counteracted by bleach or other chemicals.
As an alternative option, water conditioners can also be installed for use in only one location, such as the kitchen or laundry room.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® will examine your water softener, listen to the details of your problem and make a clinical test before making a diagnosis and offering suggestions. He will explain the necessary services or repairs and ensure you understand your options before setting to work. Our plumbers can repair your existing water softener, or replace it and install a new model.
Whether repairing or servicing your water softener, or installing a whole-home water conditioning system, the professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are here to help.
Reverse Osmosis Systems
Reverse osmosis filters are among the most effective methods of purifying water. A reverse osmosis filter can effectively remove all impurities and harmful contaminants from your faucet, giving you the cleanest water possible for your home and family. What's more, reverse osmosis will remove nitrates, chromium and mercury giving you a more refreshing and better tasting glass of water.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we specialize in the service and installation of reverse osmosis filters for your home or office. Once our team of professionals has installed your new filtration system, you can immediately begin enjoying healthier and better tasting water. We'll see to it that your new system is up and running and functioning great. Plus, we'll install a large tank to ensure that you're always provided with excellent quality water.
Backflow and RPZ Testing
Backflow, a reversal in the flow of water in a plumbing system, is a fairly common problem caused by backpressure. Since backflow can contaminate both your water supply and the main water line, most homeowners and businesses are required to have a backflow prevention system, or an RPZ (reduced pressure zone) assembly. Federal regulations also require backflow assemblies for a variety of equipment that use water, such as refrigerators, ice boxes and water fountains.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Indianapolis, we are dedicated to protecting your water supply through comprehensive testing of backflow and RPZ assemblies. With a staff of highly trained and experienced assembly evaluators and state-of-the-art testing equipment, we have the tools to provide you with complete protection against water system contamination.
So whether your backflow testing needs are residential, commercial or industrial, we can help. For more information or to receive a free estimate, please contact us today.
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