The water that flows through our homes is naturally full of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Though this concentration varies in concentration depending on location, high concentrations of these minerals cause water to be “hard.” This hard water can cause issues from scale build up in your hot water heater to spots on your dishes or even dry skin after showering, especially in Arizona. According to U.S. Geological Survey, Arizona has some of the hardest water in the country. If you’re tired of streaky dishes, you have a few water treatment services that can help.
Water softeners are one of the water treatment services available to change the quality of water in your home. Much like their name suggests, water softeners remove the minerals in water that make the water hard. These devices deal exclusively with the minerals that create scale build-up on your faucets and in your water heater. Perks of water softeners include:
Showers, tubs, and faucets without white, chalky mineral build up
Prolonged life of any appliances that use water in your home
Of the two water treatment services, water filters are a more comprehensive option than water softeners. These systems remove more than just minerals from your water. This can include iron, sulfur, chlorine, organic sediments, any pesticides, herbicides or industrial solvents. Perks of water filters include:
Healthier and softer skin and clothing
Odor-free tap water
Water from faucets that’s safe to drink
The hard Arizona water comes with its challenges, but there are water treatment services available to keep your water safe. Contact Stampede Plumbing today to discuss your water conditioning options! If you’d to learn more about the water in the Phoenix area, click here!