Learn more about how water plays an integral role in your home plumbing system.
You probably don’t think a lot about the plumbing in your house. And when you do, images of things like drains and pipes pop into your head. But another key part of that system is the quality of water flowing through it.
Hard water can be tough on a home’s efficiency and appearance. Bathtub soap scum, residue on laundry, scaly mineral deposits on shower heads and faucets…all things that look gross and require extra effort to remove. These deposits also tax your water-using appliances by restricting the flow and causing them to work twice as hard to get the job done.
How Hard Is My Water?
Before you run out and buy a whole house water softening system, check your hydro company’s water-quality report. This will tell you if the water in your area contains more than seven grains of calcium or magnesium (the magic number that determines how “hard” your water is).
No water company? No problem. Home test kits run you about $10-25 and can be purchased online or at your local hardware store.
My Water Is Hard. Now What?
Now it’s time to call a local plumbing expert. Certain states and municipalities have restrictions on the type of water softener you can use. Local experts will be able to tell you what kind you need, and keep you from getting into trouble.
If you’re anywhere near Statesville, North Carolina, those experts are Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning. We have been in business for over 45 years, and we make it our top priority to find the best system or solution for your situation. Click this link or give us a call today at 704-873-1749, and we’ll help you take care of all your plumbing issues.