The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas Blog : Posts Tagged ‘water softener’

5 Ways to Tell You Have Hard Water

Monday, August 9th, 2021

logoYou may have a general idea what “hard water” is, but not know if it’s something that affects your home. Hard water is any water with a high amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium. Water that has 120 milligrams per liter of these minerals is considered to be hard. Unfortunately, this level of concentration is common for the water supply in many parts of Las Vegas. The minerals from the groundwater seep into the freshwater pipes on their way to homes, which makes it difficult to remove excess minerals from the municipal water. 

The best way to counteract troubles with hard water is to have a water softener installed onto the water main for your house. You can have our plumbers in North Las Vegas, NV handle this service, as well as future repairs and maintenance to keep the water softener working for you. 

But first, you have to know you have hard water! We can help you diagnose hard water problems in your house with a list of warning signs.

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Why Does My Home Have Low Water Pressure?

Monday, April 19th, 2021

sunny-plumber-doorwayYou turn on the shower, and the water flow that comes from the showerhead is weak. It doesn’t change, and you’re having a hard time getting clean. What’s happening, and what can you do to fix it?

If the low water pressure is only coming from a single tap in the house, such as the showerhead we just mentioned above, then the problem is a local one. You may need to clean out the aerator for the faucet or have repairs done to remove buildup in the pipes. If the water pressure is low all around the house, and no matter which faucet you turn on you’re getting only a trickle of water, then there is probably something wrong deeper down in the general plumbing system that needs to be addressed.

Below are a few of the more common causes for low water pressure occurring throughout a house.

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What’s Clogging My Drain? 5 Possibilities

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Drain BubblingOh no, not another drain clog! Even with the best precautions, you can’t avoid running into a drain clog in your house at some point. If you’re fortunate, all it will take to open up the drain is your own muscle-power behind a drain or toilet plunger. When you can’t fix the clog that way, leave the chemical “drain cleaners” alone and instead call a professional plumber for drain cleaning. This is the best way to not only unclog a drain, but to help keep the clog from coming back.

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How a Water Softener Can Benefit You

Monday, November 4th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayFor a lot of homeowners, the phrase “plumbing problems” will conjure up images of leaking pipes, overflowing toilets, and clogged drains. And that’s totally reasonable, because all of those are indeed plumbing problems that you most likely will encounter at some point. However, here’s the thing—not all plumbing problems are going to be quite so obvious. In fact, you may well have a plumbing problem in your home right now that you’re not currently aware of. You may have hard water!

Now, hard water is not exactly a problem that is going to have an immediate impact on you or your plumbing system. Does that mean that you don’t need to prioritize the resolution of this issue, though? Of course not. Because, eventually, the consequences of hard water will come into stark relief. The good news is that we install and service whole-house water softeners in Las Vegas, so you need only call our Sunny Plumbers to have the problem resolved completely!

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Should I Be Using a Water Softener?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

logoEvery now and then homeowners hear a phrase or the mention of an appliance that they don’t have, and the panic sets in. Uh oh, they may think, should I have been using this all along? What kind of damage have I unwittingly done? Has my health suffered? In the case of hard water, let us clear up that last point right away. No, hard water is not going to do you bodily harm, even if you’ve been unknowingly dealing with it for some time.

Does this mean that you should continue to let the problem stand? Of course not! Why not? Because, while hard water may not pose a health threat in the way that microbial contaminants may, it can still cause a whole host of problems around the house and for your plumbing system in particular. So, if you’re not sure if you have hard water or what that even means, this is the post for you! Remember to schedule your plumbing services in Las Vegas, NV with The Sunny Plumber. 

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Ask a Plumber: Why Is Hard Water a Problem?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

bath-timeWhat do you think of when you think of plumbing problems? Toilets backing up and overflowing onto the floor? Pipes bursting and spraying water all over the interior of your home? Water of poor quality that is making members of your family sick? These are all definitely problems, of course, but it is important to remember that not every problem that you’ll encounter with your plumbing system or your water quality is going to be so dramatic. Hard water won’t land anyone in the hospital, but it is a problem deserving an effective solution.

Some homeowners actually notice the effects that hard water can have in their homes, but they do not realize that it is hard water behind those effects. In today’s post, we’ll help you to better understand what hard water is, the types of problems that it can lead to, and what you can do to overcome those problems. With the help of a professional plumber in Las Vegas, NV, you can enjoy water of the quality that you deserve in your home. 

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