A Lot of homeowners don’t think much about the water that comes out of the sinks, showers or tubs until they’re riddled with stains, or they notice their hair and skin have become dry. This could mean your plumbing has an excess of “Hard Water” flowing through its pipes. Hard water is basically your normal tap water, except that it carries an excessive amount of Calcium and Magnesium in it. These are often referred to as “Hardness Materials” or that they are the cause for the Hard Water that is staining your bathrooms, and drying out your skin and hair.
What a Water Softener does is pretty straightforward and simple. Water Softening is a method of filtering technology that exchanges positively charged ions. A Water Softener is designed to remove the excess amounts of Calcium and Magnesium from the water that is currently running through your pipes. Plumbers from Action Air & Plumbing have installed countless Water Softeners over the years. Here are some other signs that your home might potentially be in need of a Water Softener.
“Limescale” Build up
“Limescale” or Scale, is a chalky white mineral bicarbonate composed of Hard Materials. Often consisting of Calcium, Magnesium, and sometimes Iron. This Scale build up can lead to all sorts of issues regarding your pipes. Not only will this stain your Sinks, Showers, and Tubs, but this build up of mineral scale can coat the insides of pipes. Leading to less than efficient water flow and drainage, ultimately leading to clogs and sewage drainage problems. A water softener can reduce the likeliness of these issues by removing the excess amount of Hard materials inside of your water. Best to give Action Air a call as soon as you can. 806-583-3558
Dryness of Skin and Hair
While we all love the branded products we use to keep our skin and hair Healthy, Vibrant, and Moisturized. We would hate to used these products and encounter again and again the issue of dryness in our hair and skin. The reason for this dryness is actually due to the level of “Hardness” or amount of Calcium and Magnesium in your water. Hard water makes it impossible for Soap, Shampoo, and Conditioner products to dissolve and nourish your hair and skin. Furthermore, this could also prevent the cleansing of the pores in your skin and cause more blackheads or a potential acne outbreak. Water Softeners are your best bet to reducing these hard materials from your home and allowing cleaner water to flow through.
Faded and Scratchy Laundry
Another sign that your home might need a water softener is when you notice your Clothes and Bedsheets have become faded and difficult to wash. This is again, the result of an excess level of Magnesium, Calcium, and possibly Iron, in your water. You can try a few things like adding Water Softening Detergent or Vinegar to the Fabric Softening compartment. Or you can add Sodium tripolyphosphate to your wash to do the trick. Ultimately these home remedies can only do so much for your clothes and your washing machine. The best thing to do would be to call a professional and have a Water Softener installed to your home.
These are some common signs that your home has an excess of Hard Materials built up inside of its pipes. Some other signs include:
- Stains and Residue build up in stains sinks and tubs.
- Brittle glass and dishware
- Your water bill has skyrocketed
- Your plumbing is in constant need of repair
While there are a number of symptoms to help determine the excess amount of minerals in your homes water. Ultimately its going to require a professional to come take a look at your home. Fortunately Action Air Plumbing and Septic has Years of experience servicing homes with Water Softeners. With a quick call to 806-583-3558 you can have all your questions answered about Water Softeners and their incredible effectiveness. Waiting of these issues will only cause a number of problems over time if left unattended.