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Don’t Let Hard Water Force Your Plumbing to Bite The Dust


What is your favorite music, or at least the music that has some symbolic connection to your daily routine? It used to be that you had to look around on the radio for something to listen to that was perfect for any given situation.

But these days, you can’t find any song online that you want to hear. With springtime comes a lot of dust, so songs like Another One Bites or Dust and Dust in the Wind often come to mind. One place that you may not think has a lot of dust, is your water. But if you have hard water, dust may be a contributing factor.

Never heard of hard water? If you’re dealing with the issue, soon enough you’ll know exactly what it is. Read on the get the edge on your hard water issues before your plumbing system “bites the dust.”

What’s Hard Water & How Can it Affect Your Home?

hardwaterAny water that has a large number of minerals like calcium and magnesium, is known as hard water. Hard water is produced when it flows through areas that have sandstone and clay deposits.

Though hard water is safe for human consumption and it’s not harmful to your health, several house owners and builders experience problems with it when doing plumbing work on their sites.

Hard water can also destroy dishes, clothes, and can negatively affect your skin. Hard water can also corrode plumbing pipes and other house fittings if it’s not taken care of. Hard water suppresses washing soaps from foaming, and thus wastes soaps and shampoo when it is used to wash or for baths.

If you are living in an area where water is hard then forget about lather. It is really difficult to lather stuff in hard water even if your soap or washing powder has a high sulfur content.

The Benefits of Water Softeners

cleanwaterWater softeners use safe chemicals and natural salts, which are used to soften hard water. However, water softening techniques are used to turn hard water into soft.

Soft water is easy to use, and it is health friendly. That is why governments and organizations spend a lot to get a better quality of water.

Here is a brief glance on the fact of how water softeners work:

  • Some mineral containers purify water after extracting calcium and magnesium out of it.
  • The regulator faucet controls the water softening process and regulates when the flexible droplets which get covered by calcium and magnesium are washed. The older type of containers uses interval regulators while modern types have computer driven measurements.
  • The water softener uses a method known as a renewal to clean the flexible droplets, and this has three steps: scrub, refresh and clean.

Pricing a Water Softener For Your Home

watersoftenercostThe price of water softeners can range depending on the size of your home, the amount of filtration that’s needed, and your local plumber.

At Honest Abe's Home Services, we can help you find the best unit for your home, and get it installed in a timely fashion.

Whether you prefer Dust in the Wind or Another One Bites the Dust, the last thing you want is to have to have dust in your water.

With a little help from our plumbers, you’ll never have to deal with this issue, leaving your home comfortable and stress-free.

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