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Did you know that 85% of the country has hard water in their homes? If you notice white, milk film on the shower door, water spots on your faucets and fixtures, or your clothes to be gray or dingy looking, then you may be a victim of hard water. Investing in a water softener can protect you and your family from the effects of hard water.
If you suspect hard water in your home, call us today. We can have a tech dispatched to your home right away. Don’t waste time searching for a reliable plumber and let Scarborough Plumbing, LLC. take care of your Gainesville water softener services
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What are the benefits of water softeners?
The minerals in hard water are a leading cause of soap scum, which means that your dishes will be cleaner if you use treated water. Less minerals also mean that fabrics washed in it will be softer, and your hair and skin will feel smoother and cleaner.
Another benefit is that they increase the efficiency and lifespan of your appliances. Minerals such as lime and calcium tend to build up with hard water, which damages dishwashers, water heaters, and washing machines. With softened water, their efficiency remains the same for longer periods, so you’ll save money by not having to replace them as often. A third benefit is that your plumbing will last longer since these same minerals won’t build up and damage your pipes, so you’ll save money by keeping expensive repair jobs at bay. Finally, softened water helps the environment by reducing greenhouse gases that are expended by less efficient appliances.
How often do you need to maintain it?
You should have your softener checked by us at least once a month. If it’s necessary, then we will add more of the softening agent to the softener, which is either salt or potassium chloride.
You should also have your softener’s brine tank cleaned periodically. It should be done every 3 months for potassium tanks or annually for salt tanks. The main tank should also be cleaned and sterilized by professionals like us.
With potassium softeners, this should be done when the brine tank is cleaned, and it should be done every two years for salt softeners. We’ll also have the tank go through all of its cycles after being cleaned to flush any possible contaminants.
How can you tell if you have hard water?
One of the biggest signs of hard water is the appearance of stains on your glasses or silverware. The stains are caused by lime deposits found in the water and can’t be removed by intensive washing or drying. Dry, itchy skin or dull hair is another sign, and it’s one that many don’t expect. The dryness is often caused by calcium or magnesium in the water, which makes shampoo and body wash less effective.
A third sign is the appearance of mineral deposits that appears on your pipes and faucets. Not only does this scale look bad, but over time it can build up within them and cause significant damage to your plumbing.
If you own a swimming pool, then you can see another sign that you have hard water by seeing if the water’s unusually cloudy. If left untreated, this can eventually cause scaling and permanent damage to the pool’s lining and filtration system.
Combat hard water today with our professional services. We provide free estimates with each call. Reach us at (352) 472-7385.