The minerals in hard water are undoubtedly one of the most common, damaging problems to your home’s plumbing. Also called lime scale, these minerals can occlude water lines, cause inefficiency in the water heater and reduce its life span. Lime scale also causes clogged faucet aerators and shower heads. In addition, it clogs the water jets in the toilet and causes unsightly build up under the toilet rim. Unfortunately, the effects of hard water don’t end there. It causes dry, itchy skin, dull hair, spotted dishes, and is part of the cause for the scum that builds up on shower doors and bath tubs. Because of hard water, cleaning is more difficult than it should be, and requires more cleansers for laundry and general housecleaning. Fortunately, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers a solution with a water softener.
Hard Water Characteristics
Hard water contains a high amount of the minerals magnesium and calcium, which enters the water as it travels through rocks containing the minerals. The water slowly dissolves the stone, carrying the minerals into the ground water supply and to your home.
As the water flows through the home’s plumbing and appliances, the minerals are deposited until they reach a sufficient amount to be considered “lime scale.” In pipes, the deposits eventually restricts the flow of water delivered. In the water heater, the minerals accumulate as sediment, resulting in reduced efficiency and performance, and reducing the water heater lifespan.
A water softener will protect your plumbing from lime scale, replacing the dissolved calcium and magnesium in your water typically with sodium or potassium. This “softens” the water entering your home, and prevents costly plumbing repairs.
Being proactive is the best means of addressing hard water with water softener installation on your incoming water supply, providing protection for the entire home. Removing harmful minerals requires a water softener, while removing toxins, pollutants and other contaminates will require a water filtration system in Houston. Water filtration will take care of water quality problems such as discolored water, odors, the water treatment chemical chlorine, and contaminates such as lead, VOCs, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, chemicals, nitrates, cysts and much more. The system your home requires can be determined with testing and the resulting water quality report.
Water softeners can be used with a water filtration system. Together they are considered a water conditioning system and will provide soft, sparkling clean and great tasting water that’s up to 99% contaminate free.Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can provide the plumbing services you need.
A Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers the expertise to provide quality plumbing services you can rely on. From repiping, to water heater repair, faucet installation and water softener installation, service and repair and other services, we offer a wide range of residential and commercial plumbing.