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Do You Have Hard Water?

Do You Have Hard Water?

To most people, water is water. It’s wet and when we turn on the faucet – there it is. But, water does have qualities to it that make it different depending on where in the United States you live. Water that has a lot of minerals in it is considered to be hard, versus water with low mineral content that is considered to be soft. Although hard water is not bad for your health, it can cause a great deal of problems in your plumbing systems.

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You will know you have hard water in your home if your faucets and pipe joints show signs of calcification. Calcification is the buildup of minerals where the water is screened or where the water evaporates. Many times you will find calcification where the water leaves a fixture like the faucet on your kitchen sink or in a shower. These buildups can cause long term damage to your pipes as they restrict the flow of water and in some cases corrode the pipe and cause leaks.

If you have hard water in your home, it is possible (and recommended) to use a water softener to remove the calcium and other minerals before it enters your main plumbing system. Water softeners use complex science to remove minerals, but basically it is a drum with a thick filter of resin that the water passes through. As it travels through the filter, the minerals are captured and suspended, while the water passes through to travel safely through the system until it reaches the faucet.

There are many Plumbers in Havertown that can help you determine how hard your water is and what, if any actions you need to take. However, William Henderson plumbing services has 35 years of experience helping Delaware County and Mainline homeowners troubleshoot and repair their plumbing problems. We understand the science behind soft water and can recommend a good system to ensure that your plumbing system stays safe and operates smoothly for a long time to come.

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