Water softening systems can significantly help reduce levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which bond easily to metal pipes and shower heads and cause real plumbing problems. Our professional plumbers are here to help with quality water-softening solutions.
Most homeowners in the Fredericksburg TX get their water from wells. This water qualifies as “hard” due to the high levels of minerals present in it. An array of contaminants can cause sediment build-up in plumbing fixtures and appliances around your home. The build up of “hard water” can lead to plumbing problems like blockages, ruined finishes, and damaged seals. Fortunately, there’s an affordable solution available to Texas homeowners: a whole home water softener! Still on the fence? We asked our team of expert plumbers to share their top reasons for having a water softener installed.
Sometimes, hard water mineral build-up is obvious. Other times, there’s more in your water that you may not see. The first step in addressing residential hard water should be scheduling a water quality and hardness test. 72 Degrees Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing plumbers can analyze samples and diagnose the severity of your hard water problem. We can test for issues you can’t see. With the results of this test, suggestions can be made such as reinforcing plumbing fixtures or installing a water softener. Don’t hesitate to reach out for answers to your questions regarding hard water issues in your home.72 Degrees Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing is ready to help with an array of water solutions.
Water softeners are robust appliances built to last. They are not, however, immune to plumbing problems over time. Water softeners require timely and professional maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Routine water softener maintenance not only prevents wear and tear but also prevents the prospect of complete breakdowns and prolongs the life span of your system. If your system requires salt, making sure that your water softener has a sufficient supply of salt in the brine tank at all times will also keep hard water minerals from entering the pipes of your home. Many problems can hamper your softener's ability to perform the way it was intended. If you’re in doubt, contact 72 Degrees Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing to answer questions and schedule water softener maintenance.
Water softeners work by a simple process called ion exchange. Visualize this: Hard water enters your home from a main water pipe and travels to the water softener. Resin beads in the water softener tank attract and hold onto hard water minerals, which removes them from the water. Softened water now exits the tank and flows to the plumbing throughout your home. This cycle then repeats.
Hard water can be found in any home regardless of the water source. That’s why it’s important to regularly examine your home’s plumbing systems for issues. Signs that you have a hard water problem are easy to spot and thankfully, easy to address with a home water softening system.
The telltale signs of hard water:
Unfortunately, some of these issues can be caused by other sources. They can also be a sign that your water has excess chlorine or metal build-up; or could be symptoms that your water heater or plumbing system is having issues. To properly diagnose the problem, you’ll need to schedule an appointment for a water test in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Mason, or anywhere in the Hill Country.
Having a high-quality water softener installed in your home is the best way to fight hard water problems. If you also have water quality issues, there are systems available that will address both problems at the same time.
The advantages of soft water are numerous:
Our water softener experts have a variety of systems available. They will diagnose the issues and help you find the solution that best fits your needs. Our water-softening options include low-water-use and saltless models.
We get it. Most people don’t think about their home’s plumbing system – until there is a problem. Luckily, we’re not “most people.” We’re always thinking about the inner workings of your home. You might need an ac repair, HVAC maintenance,, or a plumbing leak repair - we’re always ready to provide you the comfort services you need that are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Just call the Wizards of Comfort at 72 Degrees Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing!