Finding the right water softener and purification options is relative to your goals for your home. We can help you evaluate the initial and ongoing costs for a whole-home system.
Arizona is well known for having hard water. The majority of AZ cities have a hardness level of between 210-350 PPM. Mesa has a hardness level of 292 Parts Per Million. This is in part due to the limited annual rainfall that we have as well as our water sources from aquafers.
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Many homeowners first notice a problem with hard water by the taste. If you’re having a problem with hard water, or an excessive amount of minerals in your water, consider a water softener to correct the issue. Our experts at State 48 drain services can recommend the right unit for your home.
How Do They Work?
Hard water is categorized by an excess amount of minerals like magnesium and calcium in the water. These chemicals cause damage to your home plumbing pipes. You have seen hard-water stains and buildup on your faucets and drains. To correct this, we recommend installing a water softener. Water softeners work by filtering water through a separate water tank that is filled with salt. The sodium ions in the salt bind to the magnesium and calcium, removing them from the water and leaving you with fresh, clear and safe water to use for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and bathing. You will notice your skin is not as dry and the taste is better.
Signs You Need a Water Softener
If you experience any of the following signs in your home, you may benefit from installing a water softener:
- Unpleasant smelling and tasting water
- Brown or yellow stains on your clothes
- Scale buildup on faucets and appliances
- Difficulty lathering soap and shampoo
How Does Hard Water Affect the Home?
There are two standard ways that hard water negatively affects your home. They are:
- SCALE BUILDUP: Over time, the excess deposits of calcium and magnesium minerals will start to build up on your fixtures and plumbing appliances. This is dangerous because it promotes corrosion, causes blockages and usually requires that the fixtures or appliances are replaced sooner than normal.
- TROUBLE WASHING: When hard water comes into contact with soap, it develops a slimy film that can be difficult to clean off. This impacts your laundry, dishes, and even affects showering and bathing. Using a water softener will help keep your home cleaner, with less residue.