Water Softener | Plumbing Arlington
Three out of every four homes in the U.S. are affected by hard water. While experts say the minerals in hard water aren’t bad for you, it is common knowledge that mineral laden water has an adverse effect on appliances, and affects the efficiency of water in washing, bathing and cleaning. Appliances and plumbing fixtures are especially vulnerable to the effects of hard water, affecting function, longevity, and in the case of faucets for examples, their appearance. The installation of a water softener can prevent the damage hard water can cause in appliances and a home’s plumbing in Arlington.
How Hard Water is Created
Rain water begins as soft water. It falls on rivers and streams picking up minerals, and rain that falls upon the ground soaks into the soil eventually making its way into the water table. Rain water drains through soil and rock, reaching the underground water table and coming into contact with chalk, limestone, magnesium and other minerals. The process results in hard water.
Signs of Hard Water
Hard water makes common everyday tasks more difficult. A water softener reduces scale buildup in water heaters, prolonging the appliances life and efficiency. Hard water can reduce the service life of a hot water heater by almost a third.
Signs of hard water include:
- Gray, dull and dingy laundry that lacks softness. Detergents and soaps won’t lather as well in hard water.
- Dull, lifeless hair.
- Water spots on glasses, dishes and faucets.
- Milky, white film on shower doors and stopped up faucet heads.
- Hard water stains and stopped up ports in toilets affecting its ability to flush.
- Mineral build-up can block water lines, such as those supplying toilet water.
The Advantages of a Water Softener
In addition to iron, water may also contain calcium, manganese and hydrogen sulfide gas. The mineral build up in hard water can affect water using appliances. Water softener installation can prevent scale build up and reduce the amount of contaminants in the water.
The installation of a water softener will provide:
- Cleaner dishes.
- Softer, longer lasting and brighter laundry
- Softer, cleaner hair and healthier skin, especially for dry skin conditions such as eczema
- Better-tasting, sparkling, clear water
- Extended appliance life and reduced maintenance
- Reduced corrosion and build-up within a home or businesses plumbing in Arlington
- Reduces soap scum and mineral deposit on tubs, shower doors and walls.
Hard water build-up can occur in a home’s plumbing in Arlington leading to blockage of pipes, fixtures and damage to appliances. A water softener will minimize buildup, reducing blocked pipes and corrosion of appliances. Consequently, appliances last longer and perform more efficiently, while other components of the plumbing system lasts longer.
Water softeners remove calcium, magnesium and other mineral contaminates from hard water, making it soft and clean, and preventing the damage to water using appliances and plumbing in Arlington.
Water softeners are frequently used in conjunction with water filtration, forming a water conditioning system when combined. The two conjoined systems will provide clean, clear great tasting water that can be up to 99% contaminate free.
Benjamin Franklin plumbers specialize in water softener and water filtration installation. For additional information, or to schedule water softener or water filtration installation or repair, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our professional plumbers offer expert repair, installation and service of residential and commercial plumbing in Arlington. Benjamin Franklin stands behind our repairs with our exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our plumbers provide expertise for all of your plumbing needs serving Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.