Water Softener | Plumbers Arlington, Texas
Hard water is more common than you think. Furthermore, it can be the cause of numerous problems in the home, from dull hair to damaged plumbing. However, a water softener can provide a solution for your hard water problems. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington, Texas for additional information or to schedule water softener installation.
Hard Water Defined
Hard water refers to a high content of minerals, typically calcium and magnesium, in the water. As rain water filters through soil and rock, the minerals are picked up, eventually ending up in your home. While hard water is safe, it is the cause of clogged pipes, failed water heaters, clogged shower heads and the unsightly buildup on faucets and under toilet rims, among other issues related to it.
The effects of hard water on the water heater can result in premature failure, when routine maintenance isn’t provided. Sediment created by hard water accumulates on the bottom of the appliance. Over time the layer grows, and acts as an insulator. This can result in cracking of the glass liner that prevents rust and corrosion. Once a water heater rusts, leaks will occur. A potential sign of interior rust includes discolored hot water when it is first turned on. A leaking water heater tank calls for replacement of the appliance. Delay can result in serious damage to your home and its foundation. Contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas for water heater replacement.
The Water Softener
A water softener is connected to the home’s water supply system, in order to treat all the water entering the home. The appliance removes the minerals in a process called ion exchange. A mineral tank containing negatively charged polystyrene beads attracts positively charged calcium and magnesium, removing the minerals from the water. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas can provide the professional installation that you need.
The installation of a water softener offers the following benefits:
- Prevents spotted dishes
- Laundry is cleaner, softer, brighter and lasts longer,
- Provides softer, cleaner hair, and less drying of the skin.
- Reduces the amount of soap and shampoo required for lathering
- Prevents damage to the water heater caused by hard water
- Prevents the clogging of plumbing and fixtures due to buildup
- Improves the effectiveness of cleaning products
When a water softener is combined with water filtration, the system is called a water conditioning system. Our plumbers in Arlington can provide the professional installation you need.
A water softener can stop the damage occurring in your home due to hard water. If you would like to stop the damage hard water is causing in your home, contact Our professional, licensed plumbers in Arlington, Texas can answer your question, and provide the assistance you need. Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Arlington, Texas offer expertise in a wide range of plumbing services. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing serves Arlington, Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, and is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.