As many of us know, hard water can cause a number of plumbing issues in your home as well as impact the overall health of your hair and skin. Many water supplies have high levels of magnesium and calcium, which seem to be the root source of the problem. If your home has hard water, then the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing would like to share some of the benefits a water softener system can have on your home and family.
Signs that Your Home Has Hard Water
There are a few obvious signs that will help you to identify a problem with hard water. There are many minerals that get into water supplies by way of groundwater, including, but not limited to, limestone and iron. These minerals are able to make their way into the water supply in your home. From a chalky, white residue that accumulates on your plumbing fixtures to the formation of abundant soap scum on walls and sinks, the signs are many. The reason why we see these occurrences is simply because hard water does not allow for full processing of soap thereby leaving behind a noticeable buildup of soap scum and chalky residue.
When minerals buildup they have a direct impact on the water flowing through your plumbing pipes. The buildup will affect the overall pressure of the water as well. As we have all seen, when these minerals build up on our shower heads, we are unable to enjoy the full pressure and force of the water during our shower times. The more minerals that are in the water the harder the water is. These same minerals can cause a number of problems with appliances such as dishwashers, hot water heaters and washing machines as well.
Is A Water Softener System the Right Option for You?
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our team of highly skilled plumbers wants to share some simple techniques you can use right at home to determine if you have hard water and are in need of a water softener system. First and foremost, you can simply put some water into a bottle and add a bit of dish detergent to it. Shake the bottle well and if you notice that there are little to no suds forming at all, the chances are that you have hard water. You can also locate a water test lab at a nearby home improvement store where you can obtain testing strips and then take a sample of your water to the same lab to be tested. Finally, you can contact your town water provider and ask them to send along the most recent water quality tests that were performed.
The Benefits of a Water Softener System
There are a number of benefits to investing in a water softener system, including the simple fact that such a system can actually save you a good deal of money over time. A new softener system will help to keep all your appliances free of buildup and scum, allowing them to operate efficiently and last a whole lot longer. When buildup is avoided, not only are clogged pipes nonexistent, but appliances need not work harder and can actually work more efficiently.
Since water softeners serve to remove the majority of hard minerals that make their way into the water, such as iron, magnesium, and calcium, it only makes good sense that they serve to enhance the integrity of the water in your home. With a water softener system, you can say good riddance to all the unsightly and unhealthy scum buildup.
Trust Our Pros
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our team of professionals is steadfast in their commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients. We take tremendous pride in providing only the highest quality plumbing parts, materials and services this side of Lebanon. For more information about water softener systems, or if you are concerned about hard water in your home, reach out to one of our experienced team members today. For all your plumbing concerns and needs, trust the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing where our clients and their health and safety are always our number one priority.