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Do You Have Hard Water?

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The short answer is: probably. Around the US, most homes have some level of hardness present in their water. “Hard water” is defined as water having a high level of dissolved minerals that can interfere with the way water interacts with plumbing fixtures and chemicals like soaps or detergents. The true cost of dealing with hard water can be very high when things like plumbing problems and poor health are factored in.

Luckily, treating hard water is easy and cheap. By installing a water softener from a reputable plumber, homeowners can improve the quality of their lives and prolong the life of their plumbing system. Take this advice from local plumbers and consider the benefits of installing a water softener.

Visible Evidence of Hard Water

The minerals that are present in hard water can leave visible evidence of their presence. While special tests can confirm the presence of hardness, it is often the visible evidence of hard water that prompts people to get their water tested.

The visible remains of hard water are most easily spotted on dishes and clothing. Hard water interferes with the effectiveness of soap, so after running the dishwasher, soap residue and minerals will cause water spots to form on clean dishware. Additionally, bright colors in the washing machine will quickly turn dingy because dirt is left on the clothing after a wash cycle.

Water softener installation can take all of these troubles away. By unleashing the cleaning potential of water, dishes will stay cleaner and clothing will stay brighter.

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Hard water also leaves tactile evidence of its presence. One of the main indicators that hard water is present is the feel of the water itself. Hard water has a slippery feel to it even when there is no soap present. When soap is mixed with hard water, it won’t rinse away completely, leaving a filmy feeling.

When soap isn’t fully rinsed away it can cause a few problems. First, skin can be damaged from being constantly dry. Second, clothing that has been washed in hard water will feel stiff and scratchy. Water softener installation can restore health to the skin and leave clothing feeling comfortable.

What Can Happen to Pipes?

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With all of the minerals floating around in the water, they need somewhere to go. Unfortunately, “somewhere” usually means the interior walls of piping and appliances. Sometimes it is even bad enough to leave a scale on fixtures.

When mineral scale is allowed to build up inside of the plumbing, it can cause problems like:

  • Low water pressure
  • Drain clogs
  • Pipe corrosion
  • Busted pipes
  • Short-lived appliances

By installing a water softener, customers can reap the benefits of having softer water. Plus, the cost-reduction of constant plumbing repairs and appliance replacement can offset the cost of installation and operation.

About Primo Plumbing, Inc

Primo Plumbing Inc offers water softener installation and service to residential and commercial customers. Their award-winning service is available for any plumbing problem a home or business owner may encounter. Call Primo Plumbing, Inc to schedule a water softener installation in San Antonio, TX today.

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