Need a Water Treatment System? Let a Professional Plumber Explain Your Options

Monday, December 11th, 2017

water-treatment-systemsYour plumbing is arguably the most important component of your home: providing safe, clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Our civic water systems do a decent job of keeping our water clean and potable, but no system is perfect and problems do crop up from time to time. That comes on top of less impactful but still significant issues like hard water, which is a big problem in Arizona and can cause problems in your home. (more…)

Signs That You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Hard water has the potential to cause quite a few problems for your home’s plumbing system, especially if it’s allowed to go for an extended period of time unaddressed. If your home has a hard water problem, it’s important that you be able to identify it as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the easy ways to tell that you have a hard water problem, so that you can get it treated as soon as possible. (more…)

What Kinds of Water Softeners are Available?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Hard water is a major threat to plumbing problems throughout the county. It is essentially just regular water, with high levels of calcium and magnesium. The hard water deposits these minerals on surfaces that are exposed to it. Over time, the mineral deposits grow large enough to restrict the flow of water through the pipes in the home. These deposits are called lime scale. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent lime scale from occurring. Read on to find out more about the various kinds of water softeners that are available. (more…)

Where Does Hard Water Come From?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Hard water is a huge threat to your plumbing system, as you’ve probably gleaned from other posts on this blog. We’ve gone into pretty great detail about the damage hard water can do to your system, but we haven’t extensively covered where hard water comes from. Let’s take a look at what creates hard water, and by extension lime scale. (more…)

Signs That You Need Water Softening

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Water softening is the primary method for dealing with hard water issues in a home. Hard water is water with an above average mineral content. It is quite common in areas across the country, and can cause quite a few problems with a home’s plumbing system. Since so much of your home’s plumbing is hidden from you, however, you’re going to have to keep an eye out for certain signs if you want to catch a hard water problem early. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now. (more…)

How Hard Water Affects Your Water Heater

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We’ve written at length about how hard water creates lime scale, which restricts the flow of water through the pipes in your home. Eventually, lime scale buildup becomes so advanced that the pipes need to be replaced in order to be rid of it. What about water heaters, though? How are they affected by hard water, if at all? Let’s take a closer look at how hard water interacts with your water heater, and the problems it can cause. (more…)

Why Lime Scale is Such a Problem

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

You’ll hear a lot about hard water and lime scale on this website. We talk about why you need to prevent lime scale from forming, that it’s bad for your pipes, and the like. What we really don’t get into that often is the extent of the damage that lime scale can inflict on your plumbing system. So we’re going to more closely examine the damage that lime scale can actually inflict on your plumbing system. (more…)

Why You Need a Water Softener in Your Home

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Have you ever noticed a chalky, white substance collecting around the taps in your home? What about in your shower? If so, you almost certainly have a hard water problem. Hard water is water that has a high mineral content, and is common to many areas of the United States. Though municipal water treatment procedures remove a lot of the harmful chemicals and minerals that might be present in your water, it is often not enough to completely soften hard water. If not addressed, hard water can actually cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs to your plumbing system. Read on to find out why hard water is such a problem, and how a water softener can solve it for you. (more…)