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Water Softeners in Las Vegas, NV
Certain problems with water quality are more common than others. One that homeowners encounter frequently is hard water. The fact that hard water is relatively common, though, doesn't mean that it is nothing to worry about. It may not pose a serious risk to your health, but hard water can still cause a number of different issues in your home. That is why it is best to get rid of hard water as soon as possible.
Fortunately, reading this means that you're in the right place to resolve this or any other water quality issues. The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas installs and services water softeners in Las Vegas, NV. We only work with systems of the highest quality, from today's most trusted manufacturers. When you hire use to install your system, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.
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What Is Hard Water?
Hard water is simply water with a high mineral concentration. Typically, these minerals are magnesium and calcium. Magnesium and calcium are not dangerous to your health the way certain bacteria are, but that doesn’t mean you want them to exist in your water at high levels.
Using a water softener helps to remove these minerals from water supplied throughout your home. A water softener is a whole–house system, which means that you won’t need a separate unit at every fixture. Instead, all of the water coming into your home is treated. This prevents many problems that hard water can lead to.
Why Is Hard Water a Problem?
If hard water is not dangerous, what’s the problem? This is a question that we hear occasionally, and we understand why homeowners ask it. Remember that it’s not all about your health, though. While hard water may not be a health hazard, it can compromise your plumbing system. You’ve probably seen the green and white deposits that hard water can leave on fixtures. Well, those can build up in pipes, as well.
This can restrict water flow throughout the plumbing system, which can upset the pressure in your system. Pressure imbalances can lead to damages. Plus, you may have low water pressure in certain parts of the house. Hard water can make it more difficult to clean laundry effectively, and can leave you feeling unclean after showering. Using a whole–house water softener can help you to avoid all of these problems.
How Does a Water Softener Work?
A water softener draws magnesium and calcium out of the water in order to "soften" it. But to do so, it must put something back into the water. Most water softeners use an ion exchange process where calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium ions in the system’s resin tank.
This tank is filled with resin beads, and the hardness ions (calcium and magnesium) attach themselves to these. The tank flushes itself when certain levels are met, and the system will need to have the sodium in the brine tank replenished. If you have any questions about how a water softener works, or are ready to schedule service, give us a call.
We Install and Service Water Softener Systems
As is the case with any plumbing appliance or water treatment system, your water softener in Las Vegas, NV must be professionally installed and serviced. This is the only way to ensure that your system can handle the demand of your household, and that it will actually do the job successfully. Maintenance needs are minimal, but it does pay to have the system inspected for proper operation regularly.
If you notice that your water is tasting too salty or you notice the signs of hard water in your home have returned, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can complete any necessary water softener repairs. If a full water softener replacement should be necessary, we can do that too. Your water quality really is too important to take any chances with.