There are many minerals that are present in the ground that can leak into what are considered relatively safe water supplies. Calcium, limestone, magnesium, lead, iron, and sulfur can all contaminate your water. Depending on where you live, you may even be at risk of using water that contains sewage, agricultural runoff, or industrial waste.
There are many problems that can arise from using hard water, which is why it is important to install a water softener system. Without one of these systems, your plumbing is essentially being “attacked” by these minerals, resulting in nasty buildup inside water pipes and appliances that use water, thus shortening the life of your dishwasher, faucets, washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, and more. There is also a chance of health problems, including skin and scalp irritation and digestive issues, related to hard water.
The Benefits of Water Softeners
A water softening system helps filter out minerals, helping your water supply pass through pipes, fixtures, and appliances without leaving a residue or buildup. You can expect appliances to last as much as 30 percent longer, your laundry to wear down slower, and your skin to feel softer. Water softeners also make it easier for chemicals in soaps and shampoos to work, meaning you can use less and save more money.
If you're interested in installing a water softener or other purification system for your home or office, call GAP Plumbing Inc. at (281) 645-5406 or contact us online. We are happy to discuss the importance of these systems and how they will benefit your wallet and your health!
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There are different types of whole house water filtration systems, and choosing the unit that is right for you is important in addressing the fixing the issues that are affecting you and your family.
- Activated carbon can remove common chemicals and minerals, such as chlorine, magnesium, agricultural runoff, and other sediments. The carbon binds to these unwanted substances and pulls them out of your water supply, leaving you with cleaner water.
- Ion exchange systems can help treat hard water by replacing magnesium or calcium ions that cause hardness with sodium ions.
- Reverse osmosis removes numerous potentially dangerous toxins, such as arsenic, radium, copper, nitrates, bacteria, and more using pressure and special filters to trap these substances while clean water runs free.
- Mechanical filters are usually used in conjunction with another purification method to trap larger waste, organic materials, and other particles.
- Ultra violet (UV) filters use ultraviolet light frequencies to kill viruses and bacteria in the water supply. Because they do not filter minerals or other particles, UV filters are often used to enhance other filtrations systems.
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