The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Treatment Systems’ Category

Choosing a Water Treatment System

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

baby-hands-under-faucetSome homeowners think that because they are not using a private water source means that they really don’t have to worry about the quality of the water in their homes. In truth, though, this is completely false. Sure, water from a well definitely has to be tested and almost always treated in some way. But because that your water comes from a public supply does not mean that you have nothing to worry about.

Fortunately for you, our plumbers are here to help. Among the many great services that we offer is the installation of great water quality systems. That begs the question, though, of precisely which type of water treatment system is right for you. There are many different problems that could affect your water quality, and you want to be certain that you are addressing the right problems with the right water treatment system in Apache Junction, AZ.

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Look for These Signs That You Need a Water Softener

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Hard water is a problem for millions of homes across the country. It is not a direct threat to your health, but it can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. The best way to deal with a hard water issue is to install a whole-house water softener in your home. Read on to find out more about the signs that you need a water softener.

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Signs You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Hard water is one of the most common and damaging problems that can afflict your plumbing system. The hard water itself is no threat to you, but the lime scale that it creates can cost you thousands of dollars if it manages to gain a foothold in your plumbing system. So detecting hard water early is an important part of limiting the damage that it can cause. Let’s take a look at the signs that you have a hard water problem in your home.

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Why Does My Water Taste Like That?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Even if you get your water from a municipal source, you may find that your water quality is no longer what it once was. One of the most common signs that you need to have it tested is a strange taste. A professional water test may be exactly what you need to set your mind at ease, or give you the info you need to take action. Let’s look at some strange tastes and what they mean: 

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Types of Water Treatment Systems That Can Help You

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The delivery of safe, clean water to our homes is something that is often taken for granted. Water purification is essential to providing water for everyday use. Public water supplies may often contain substances that affect the taste, color, odor, and even the hardness of your water. The good news is that there are numerous types of water treatment systems that can help ensure you are getting the best quality water possible. We’ve highlighted a few of these systems below.

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Signs That You Need a Water Softener

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Hard water is one of the biggest threats to the average plumbing system. It causes lime scale to build up in the pipes, restricting the flow of water down to a trickle and decreasing the efficiency of your plumbing system. If you want to counteract the effects of hard water you’re going to need to install a water softener in your home. How can you tell if you need a water softener, though? Read on for some of the main signs that you have a hard water problem that needs treating.

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Various Problems Hard Water Can Cause in Your Home

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Hard water is water with an abnormally high calcium and magnesium content. As hard water flows over surfaces, it deposits small amounts of these minerals. Over time, these mineral deposits grow into a substance called “lime scale.” Lime scale is known to be an extremely frustrating and damaging problem to deal with, for a number of reasons. Let’s take a look at the problems lime scale can cause in your home, and how to prevent them.

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Why You Should Consider Installing a Water Softener

Monday, April 20th, 2015

When you turn on the tap in your kitchen, you probably don’t think about what that water has to go through before it reaches your home. We won’t waste your time with the entire water cycle, but one of the most important parts of that water’s journey is the municipal treatment that removes any harmful chemicals or minerals from it. That’s why you can drink water from your tap without having to worry about getting sick. However, that municipal treatment is not a perfect solution to all water problems. There is one issue that can still pose a threat to your house: hard water. Let’s take a look at hard water, what it does, and how to get rid of it.

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How to Tell if You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Before water is piped into your home, it is treated by the city to remove any harmful substances. Some small amounts of minerals and chemicals may be left over, but all the material that might actually be harmful is removed. However, there is another water problem that is not treated by the city. Though it is not dangerous to humans, it can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing. That problem is hard water.

Hard water is the term for any water with an above average mineral content. It is those minerals which pose a serious threat to your pipes. As the hard water flows through your plumbing, it deposits small amounts of minerals on the inner walls of the pipes. Over time, these mineral deposits can build to the point that they actually restrict or block the flow of water through the pipe. Advanced deposits of this type are called “lime scale.” Though you can’t really detect lime scale without looking inside the pipes, there are other signs that you can look for to determine if you have a hard water problem. Let’s take a look at a couple of them now.

Calcium Deposits

Lime scale is not the only way in which hard water affects the areas it flows through. Calcium deposits are mineral deposits that form on external surfaces exposed to hard water. They are a white, chalky substance that can often be found in showers and around faucet heads that are exposed to hard water. If you notice these calcium deposits in your home, it’s very likely that you have lime scale buildup in your pipes as well.

Decrease in Water Pressure

Part of what makes lime scale such a problem is that it restricts water flow through your pipes. While this is obviously a negative thing for your plumbing, at least it is something you can monitor. If you start to notice a steady decrease in water pressure when you turn on your taps or shower, you may have lime scale buildup. You should call a professional immediately to examine your pipes.

The best way to handle hard water buildup is with a water treatment system. If you’d like to know more, please call The Sunny Plumber. We provide water treatment services throughout Phoenix, AZ.

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How Water Testing Is Conducted

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Do you have quality water coming into your home through the municipal supply? This is a good question to ask; even though the municipal water supply receives treatment, the water can still pick up contamination through the pipes and groundwater seepage on the way to your home’s plumbing. The best way to eliminate such pollution in your water is to have a whole-house water treatment system professionally installed. This way you can enjoy safe, healthy water that won’t cause any damage to your plumbing system.

But this leads into another question: What exactly is contaminating your water? You need to know this so you can select a treatment system to deal with the problem, and this task requires professional water testing. To schedule the service, you call The Sunny Plumber today and speak to our experts in water testing for Paradise Valley, AZ. After they complete testing, they will help you with water treatment system selection and installation.

What happens during water testing

On the day that you schedule water testing, the professionals will arrive at your home and take samples from different fixtures and rooms in house. The water testers will make sure that they have a representative sample of the water from all around the home. They will then send these samples to a laboratory, which runs a series of tests on the water to determine what contamination it contains. These tests look for acidity, alkalinity, the presence of bacteria and other biological pollutants, and water hardness due to minerals.

The lab testing usually takes about a week to finish, and afterwards the lab will deliver a full report that the water testing professionals will go over with you. The report lists all the issues discovered in the water along with suggestions on what can be done to address them. You can decide based on this report and the suggestions of the professionals if you wish to have water treatment systems installed and which ones will do the best job.

Do you need water testing in Paradise Valley, AZ?

Although not all homes need to have water treatment systems installed to clean their water, all homes can benefit from water testing. You will at least know what is present in your water and if you should take steps to treat it.

Our water quality experts at The Sunny Plumber want you to have the best water for your home, free from issues with calcites, sulfurous oxide, pesticides, or any other potential health and plumbing hazard. Call us today to ask about getting started with water testing.

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