Nearly 85 percent of American households experience hard water problems.
Hard water is the result of dissolved minerals, calcium and magnesium, forming deposits when the water percolates through pipes or plumbing. This creates buildup and can cause a number of problems in the household, such as:
Hard water causes buildup in your home’s plumbing, reducing your plumbing’s efficiency and lifespan.
This buildup also restricts the flow of water in your pipes in boilers which impairs the flow of heat. This can cost you extra money every month heating your water because of the plumbing’s inefficiency.
The most common way to improve the softness of your water is through a water softener.
The softener works by exchanging positively charged calcium and magnesium with other minerals.
The interchanging of minerals helps to soften the water and will extend the life of your plumbing by reducing the amount of buildup that accumulates.
If you have city or town water, you may be able to call your local water agency and ask about the water’s hardness.
You can also call a professional who will do their own testing for a more accurate reading.
If it turns out that you do have hard water, you have options:
If you suspect you have hard water, the most efficient fix is contacting a professional to install permanent water softening mechanisms.
A professional company can help you determine the hardness of your water and offer a number of water softening options.
Synergy Service of Nashville is proud to offer water softening services to ensure that your water is good for your personal use and good for your plumbing system.