If you're a resident of the Phoenix metro area, you're probably very familiar with the hardness of our water. Hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals are naturally present in the groundwater sources that supply the Phoenix area.
The hardness of water is typically measured in grains per gallon (GPG) or parts per million (PPM). In Phoenix, the water hardness can range from moderate to very hard, with an average hardness level of around 15-20 GPG or 250-350 PPM. Estimates say that 85% of Americans experience problems with hard water. The concentration differs by region, with Arizona having one of the highest concentrations at over 1,000 mg/L, according to the USGS.
Since there are such high levels of these minerals in Arizona’s water supply, the problems associated with hard water are even more present in our state. To mitigate the effects of hard water, many Phoenix residents choose to install water softening systems to treat their water. These systems help remove or reduce the minerals that cause hardness, resulting in improved water quality and reduced buildup in plumbing systems and appliances.
Before & After Plumbing and Drain is the team to trust for Phoenix water softener installation. Call (623) 335-0000 now to request an estimate!
How Do I Know If My Water Is Hard?
Hard water can have a whitish tinge in color. It can leave a chalky residue on dishes after you wash them. Additionally, because there are small mineral particles present in the water, your clothing can become rougher to the touch and lose color. You may notice white, scaly buildup on your faucets. All of these are common signs of water hardness in your water.
Should You Be Worried About Hard Water?
Yes and no. The hardness of your water won’t affect your ability to drink it. It is perfectly safe to drink hard water. Some studies have claimed it to be a good source of vital minerals for bone growth. Unfortunately, that is the only beneficial property of hard water.
The negatives include getting spots on your dishes and ugly white chalk buildup on your faucets. Hard water causes dissolved calcium and magnesium to form into scale, which eventually reduces water flow and causes problems like clogged pipes, corroded plumbing fixtures, and even water heater malfunction. Additionally, if you are having problems with dry skin or hair, it could be because you are showering with hard water. Hard water reduces soap's ability to lather, whether it's the soap in your sink, your dishwasher, shower, or washing machine, and it reacts with soap and forms that sticky soap scum.
How Water Softener Installation Combats Hard Water
One of the most cost effective ways to combat hard water and extend the life of your plumbing is by installing a water softener. Water softeners go to the root of the problem by removing the minerals in the water. Water softeners are very popular among Phoenix homeowners and they remain the least costly and most effective way to rid your water of troublesome minerals that precipitate into hard scale.
Have a Water Softener Installed Now!
Whether you are interested in a water softener to combat hard water buildup or a purification system to improve the cleanliness and quality of your water, Before & After Plumbing and Drain, LLC is prepared to help you. When you hire us for your water treatment system service, you can expect a friendly Phoenix plumber to arrive at your doorstep, eager to provide the efficient service you need at a price you can afford.
We are the crystal clear choice for all your water quality needs! Contact us to request an estimate for water softener installation in Phoenix.
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