Say Goodbye to Hard Water

There are plenty of issues that can negatively affect your plumbing system, from corrosion to clogs to leaks. As a plumbing contractor in this area, we’ve seen it all.

But one negative factor that you may not be thinking could do much harm is in your water supply itself. That’s right. The hardness of water refers to its mineral content, chiefly calcium and magnesium. This is not typically a health issue, though hard water can be harsh on skin, hair, and scalp. Fortunately, you don’t have to just “put up with it.” We offer a range of water softeners that can eliminate this issue for your household. Let’s talk more about hard water first.

Who cares?

Sure, you can get by without a water softener in the home. But for how long? Hard water can have a major impact on the longevity of your piping in the home because it leaves mineral deposits within the interior of the pipe over time. If you’ve ever tallied the cost a whole-house repiping job, then you know already how important it is to preserve what you’ve got.

How is hard water softened?

A water softener works by a relatively simple process of ion exchange. Your water supply flows in through the device and comes into contact with polystyrene beads charged with sodium ions. The softening process thus happens at the molecular level, as the “hard” calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for the “soft” sodium ones. The only difference you’ll notice is a very minor and minimal increase in sodium content. It’s negligible, but we can give you exact details about the process—just inquire.

Let us be your go-to plumber when it comes to water quality issues in the home. We install and service water softeners throughout the greater Macungie area. If you suspect that your plumbing is at risk, then just let us know. We’ll send a plumber right over to have your water tested. Call today!

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