Water Softener | Plumber Fort Worth
The majority of homeowner’s will have heard of hard water, after all, 85% of the U.S. has hard water. However, not everyone understands what it means. You may have noticed white, grey or brown deposits in a pan after boiling water, a skim on the shower door, or deposits in the bottom of a teapot, for example. The faucet aerators and your shower head may have a deposit build-up that will eventually clog the holes, affecting the water delivery during a shower. This is evidence of hard water. Your Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can assist you with your hard water problem by installing a water softener.
Hard Water Defined
Rain falls as soft water and soaks through the ground into the water table. As it drains through the soil and the underlying rock, it comes into contact with chalk, limestone, magnesium, calcium and other minerals. Once in the water table, it mixes in with existing water in the reservoir that contains minerals. The process results in hard water, which makes its way into your home when pumped from underground wells by your water supplier.
Hard water will not only damage pipes, water heaters and other water using appliances, but lessens the effectiveness of your shampoo and bath soap, and household cleaners such as, dishwashing liquids and powders.
Homeowners often attempt to battle the minerals in water with filtration. However, filtration only removes solid minerals from the water. Charcoal filters and reverse osmosis are unable to effectively remove dissolved minerals from the water. A water softener installed by a plumber in Fort Worth is the only effective means of removing the dissolved minerals from your home’s water.
The Benefits of a Water Softener
Due to the minerals present in hard water, scale and sediment can build up in pipes and appliances, such as the water heater. Water softener installation will prevent scale buildup and sediment, reducing these contaminants in the water. A water softener installed by a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth will provide the following benefits:
- Provides cleaner dishes without spotting.
- Increases the efficiency of doing laundry, which will be softer and longer lasting. You will also find colors stay brighter, and whites stay whiter.
- Softer, cleaner hair and healthier skin, it is especially beneficial for dry skin conditions. Furthermore, a water softener can reduce the amount of soap and shampoo required by up to 75%.
- Great tasting, sparkling, clear water.
- Extended appliance life, maintaining efficient performance and reduces the frequency of maintenance. Hard water can reduce the longevity of the hot water heater by a third, causes the need for increased maintenance and potentially increases the number of repairs required by a plumber in Fort Worth.
- Reduced blockage, corrosion and build-up within your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth. A good example is the toilet ports, which become blocked by mineral build-up. A water softener stops this process.
- Reduces soap scum and mineral deposit on tubs, shower doors, faucets, shower head and walls.
- Improves the efficiency of cleaning your home by enabling products to perform better.
A water softener connects to your home’s plumbing or water supply. Water softeners are often installed with water filtration, and are called a water conditioning system when combined. Together, they will provide clean, sparkling clear great tasting water that can be up to 99% contaminate free. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the professional installation that you require.
Benjamin Franklin plumbers specializes in water softener and water filtration installation. For additional information, or to schedule an installation or repair, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our professional plumbers offer expert repair, installation and service of residential and commercial plumbing in Fort Worth. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing stands behind our repairs with our exclusive 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth will provide expertise for all of your plumbing needs. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.