Is your water hard? What would be the benefits of having a water softener professionally installed?
Well, there are a number of reasons why you should seriously consider having a water softener professionally installed. Some of the benefits include:
– Much easier installation process
– Lowers your chances of damaging your pipes
– Easier installation means the system is more likely to work correctly from the get-go
– More importantly, a water softener installed by a professional can be warrantied for 1 year while most DIY systems come with no warranty at all!
– Most importantly, having your water softening system installed by a professional will ensure you have guaranteed customer service and support if something goes wrong!
What are some reasons that you should be concerned about hard water?
Hard water can leave a film on glass shower doors and bathroom surfaces. Hard water reduces the effectiveness of soaps and detergents by causing them to clump together, preventing them from cleaning effectively. This is especially noticeable in areas with particularly high mineral content, such as well water or areas located near limestone deposits or desert regions. Hard water can damage appliances by causing them to corrode. It can also cause a white mineral haze on dishes after they are washed, dramatically reducing the efficiency of dishwashers where it is present in high quantities.
What are some symptoms that someone has hard water?
Affected individuals often complain of dry skin and hair, brittle nails, and dry irritated eyes, although more serious symptoms are known to occur. A white mineral cloud may be present on washed dishes if the water is particularly high in minerals found in limestone, or sometimes can even leave a white film on glass surfaces if it contains calcium carbonate.
What causes hard water?
Water with high levels of calcium and magnesium, the two most common metallic components of water hardness, is termed hard. In Indiana, calcium carbonate is a major component of water hardness. In areas with high limestone concentrations, this is especially noticeable. While calcite (CaCO3) does not pose a health risk to humans at normal levels in water supplies, it can precipitate onto pipes, resulting in low flow. This is often considered the biggest problem associated with high levels of calcium carbonate in water supplies, although it can also cause damage to appliances that are susceptible to corrosion.