Water is the most necessary resource for life. From clean drinking water to sanitary water for cooking and cleaning, chances are you use hundreds of gallons of water per day in your home. Most people don’t realize that not all water is created equal. Depending on the source of your municipal water supplies, your water may not have the cleaning power that it could, or it could be causing plumbing problems. At Foundation Plumbing & Heating in York, we specialize in helping our customers get the water quality they want and deserve.
Hard water can be particularly hard on water heaters. Check out our water heater services to learn how we can protect your water heater.
Signs You Have Hard Water
Hard water is water that has dissolved minerals present in it. The water picks up these minerals from natural sources and includes elements like calcium and magnesium. Once these minerals are in your water they can interfere with normal plumbing and cause seemingly small problems like interfering with how soap works to remove dirt.
Some of the biggest signs that you have hard water are:
- Dry skin
- Dingy clothes and dirty dishes
- Mineral tastes
- Water that feels slippery
- Plumbing problems
- Mineral scale on fixtures
Softened water is easier on your health and your plumbing equipment. It can also help your clothes last longer and stay looking bright. Scheduling an appointment with Foundation Plumbing & Heating can let you start experiencing the benefits today.
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Water softeners are special devices that chemically remove dissolved minerals from the water. There are a couple of different types available but the most common, and effective, flows your water across a bed of resin that absorbs the unwanted minerals. Once the resin is saturated with hardness minerals, the water softener will backflush itself with briny water from a separate tank.
The end result will be water that won’t foul up plumbing and will remove all soaps and detergents from your skin, clothes, and dishes. As an added benefit, water softeners are cheap to operate.
A popular misconception with this type of water softener is that it adds sodium to your water. This isn’t true. The brine that is used is flushed out of the system along with all of the unwanted minerals in your water.
Don’t have hard water but still worried about your water quality? We also offer a range of water filtration services to accommodate your specific needs.
Why Work With Foundation Plumbing & Heating?
Once you have discovered that your water is hard, you probably want to know how great softened water can be in your home. At Foundation Plumbing & Heating, we love educating our customers about the services we provide. We can show you the exact benefits of installing one of our water softeners and with our upfront pricing, you can rest assured that there will be no hidden costs.
By installing a water softener from Foundation Plumbing & Heating, you can save money on plumbing repairs and start enjoying the taste and cleaning power of your home’s water. Let our experienced technicians help you today!