Many Malverne, NY, homeowners suffer from the effects of hard water, whether it’s coming from a well or a municipal supplier. At Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating, we have a variety of solutions to make your water taste better and reduce the effects of high mineral content. Call us today to find out more.
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What Causes Hard Water?
In some parts of the country, water comes with high mineral content, usually magnesium and calcium. When groundwater flows through limestone, it picks up these minerals. Hard water isn’t bad for your health, but for many homeowners, it is a nuisance.
Symptoms of Hard Water
As mentioned, while hard water isn’t a health risk, many Malverne homeowners find it a pain to deal with. Hard water poses a variety of problems including:
- Scale Buildup - Hard water leads to excessive scale buildup and deposits in your pipes and appliances. This scale buildup is responsible for reducing the lifespan of appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters.
- Soap Scum - When soap combines with hard water’s calcium and magnesium, it fails to lather properly and leaves behind soap scum, which sticks to your skin, walls, and clothes. With a water softener, you can use up to 50% less soap to do the job you would do with hard water.
- Dingy Clothes - Since soap doesn’t properly dissolve in hard water, it leaves a film on everything, including your clothes. Towels lose absorbency and softener, and colors fade prematurely.
Charles Krull & Son, Inc. Plumbing & Heating can solve these hard water problems and more with a whole home water softener. Call us today for a consultation.
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How Water Softeners Work
Whole house water softeners come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit nearly every household’s needs. Most times, the unit is installed in the garage, basement, or utility room. The water softener tank contains resin beads, and water enters the filter and flows through these beads. The resin has a negative charge, which attracts the positively charged minerals in the hard water, which in scientific terms is called ion exchange. The mineral deposits cling to the resin beads, and you get soft water coming into your home.