The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Hard Water’

3 Signs You Need to Soften Your Water

Monday, July 27th, 2020

plumberWait—like melting ice? No. We don’t mean softening water by melting ice. We mean addressing a specific water quality problem—hard water—with a specific piece of equipment—a water softener in Phoenix. Just because you’re familiar with neither doesn’t mean you can benefit from softening your water. Hard water isn’t going to make you ill the way that certain water quality issues can. However, it’s still a problem that needs to be addressed.

So keep the following information in mind, and ask yourself this: are you really satisfied with your water quality? Because if you ask a Sunny Plumber, you deserve 100% satisfaction. Make sure that you take account of your water quality, and never assume that what you have is as good as it gets. Know that we can definitely get you the great water quality that you deserve, though. Soften that water today!

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Why Consider a Water Treatment System?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

sunny-plumbersSome homeowners seem to think that water coming from their faucets and going down the drains means that everything is right as rain with their plumbing systems and the water supply. Unfortunately, as is usually the case, things are not really this simple. Sure, the water may be making it into your home and throughout your indoor plumbing system successfully. But have you considered the overall quality of the water that you are bringing into your home? If not, why not?

It only makes sense that you want high-quality water in your home, and that may mean taking some additional action to ensure that the water is actually high quality. Not all issues with water quality in Phoenix, AZ, are going to be major health concerns. But you shouldn’t only be worried about those problems that can cause major health issues, either! There are a lot of ways in which your water quality may suffer, and we’ve got solutions.

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What Water Testing Is Looking For

Monday, December 30th, 2019

water-testingNot all homes in Phoenix need to have special water treatment systems, but many do. You may have already noticed signs in your house of subpar water quality, such as unusual odors from the water, cloudiness, mineral deposits, or an unpleasant taste. Even if you don’t see any warning signs, it’s still a good idea to have the water tested every few years. If you’ve never arranged for water testing in Phoenix, AZ, we strongly advise calling us to arrange for this service. If the reports we receive from the lab show high levels of impurities, we can offer whole-house solutions such as water filters, a reverse osmosis system, a chemical feed pump, or water softener.

Water testing runs samples of water from around the house through a series of laboratory test so we can present you with a detailed report. If you’re curious what, exactly, water testing is actually looking for, we’ll go over some of the details below.

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Is Hard Water Really a Problem?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

water-softenerThere are a lot of problems that homeowners may encounter which could rightly be called plumbing emergencies. If you come home from a weekend on the road only to find that your lower floor is flooded by a burst pipe, for instance, or if your water is contaminated and not safe to drink. Other issues may not be quite as severe or immediately pressing, but that does not necessarily mean that they are any less important. This is the case with hard water.

If you have hard water in your home, then contact a professional plumber in Scottsdale, AZ to have the problem resolved. Using a water softener to treat the water running throughout your plumbing system is a simple and effective solution. Before you take that step, however, you’ll likely want to understand not only why hard water is such an issue, but how to spot it in the first place. Read on, and contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

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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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