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Why Hard Water Is a Serious Problem

logoIf you were to hear that there is something in your water just waiting to do serious harm to your health then, chances are, you would immediately start taking measures to protect yourself against that something. If you hear that there’s something in your water that isn’t really going to affect your health, but…well, you might start to fade out a little bit. Look, we really are not alarmists around here.

However, we also really need to stress the fact that, yes, hard water is something that you need to take seriously. It is not going to make you sick the way that water with biological pollutants or certain chemicals in it might. But, and this is a big one—hard water is going to have a negative effect on your plumbing system and, in many ways, your life affected by your plumbing system. But why be so vague? Let’s dive into the topic and discover some more!

Hard Water Has a High Concentration of Minerals

Wait, isn’t mineral water supposed to be healthful or something? Maybe—we’re not nutritionists. We are, however, some of the finest plumbers in North Las Vegas. And we’re here to tell you that water with this type of mineral content is not healthy for your plumbing system.

What types of minerals are we talking about? Typically calcium and magnesium. Yes, you actually need these types of minerals in your body. Not from the water that travels through your plumbing system, though. When hard water containing high concentrations of these minerals is distributed throughout your plumbing system, you can expect a few problems to develop.

  1. Ugly buildups on plumbing fixtures. You’ve seen that nasty looking white and greenish gunk, right? Get it out of your home!
  2. Yellowish laundry that should be white and crisp. Those minerals basically stain white linens.
  3. Buildup in pipes and water-using appliances. This constricts waterflow in pipes and can cause problems like kettling in water heaters or boilers.
  4. Trouble getting a good lather in the shower or washing soap and shampoo from your body and hair.
  5. A general feeling of uncleanliness for everything you wash with water—and that’s a lot, from dishes to your sheets!

So I Need, What? A Water Filter?

No, you need a water softener. It’s a whole-house solution to this particular problem. A water softener has a brine tank full of resin beads. As water passes through the water softener, those minerals are exchanged for sodium ions. The tank is flushed to cleanse the beads, and will require that you replenish the salt tank every so often. That aside, however, it’s something that you really do not even have to think about.

As is the case with any whole-house water treatment system, you’ll need to have your water softener professionally installed and serviced. Contact us and know that the job is done right. We’re happy to help you enjoy the water quality that you deserve.

Schedule your water softener services withThe Sunny Plumber Las Vegas. Bright and shiny and won’t show our hiney.

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