Choose an Affordable Plumber to Help with Water Softener Installation

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Choose an Affordable Plumber to Help with Water Softener Installation

Tired of Dealing With Hard Water in the Sacramento Area?

Get Help Removing Minerals from Your Water the Right Way

Water Softener Installation | Affordable Sacramento Plumber

Is it tough to get a good lather going in the shower? Do you find spots on your dishes and glasses when you get them out of the dishwasher? Does your sink always seem filmy? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you may have hard water. As Sacramento plumbers, we know that people sometimes worry there’s a problem with their pipes when they encounter these problems. Hard water is certainly not an emergency. However, it can be frustrating, annoying, and potentially damaging to your plumbing system.

A water softener can help by removing minerals in the water than make it hard. If installed properly, a softener can treat all of the water that flows into your house. That means showering, washing dishes, drinking … all will be a different, more pleasant experience.

Why Does Hard Water Make Life So Difficult?

People who work with water call it the “universal solvent.” In other words, given enough time, it can wear down just about anything. When flowing underground, water comes into contact with rocks, minerals, and all sorts of items. It percolates through soil, pushes past deposits, and dissolves solids.

Some of the most common minerals it picks up along the way are calcium and magnesium. Too much of this stuff in the water can make glassware cloudy and give your skin a slick, greasy feeling after rinsing or washing.

If you heat it up, chemical reactions can make calcium carbonate, which takes the form of scaly buildup and solid deposits. As a result, pipes can grow narrower, hot water heaters have to work harder, and kitchen or bathroom appliances get a shorter lifespan.

Hard water build up can damage your fixtures

Where Do You Find Hard Water?

Hard water is most common in areas that rely on wells. Water flowing over the surface in the form of rivers and streams has a lot of surface area exposed to nothing but the sky. On the other hand, water flowing underground is often entirely surrounded by minerals. That is to say, streams deep in the earth can be in near constant contact with elements that make water hard.

Pulling the water up and out of the mineral-rich ground creates a situation more likely to bring those minerals into your home.

What Does a Water Softener Do?

Firstly, we’re going to get a little technical here—but just a little. The calcium and magnesium in hard water are positively charged ions. These ions are atoms missing a couple electrons each.

In short, a water softener is filled with material that attracts positively charged ions. But it does not just hold onto them. In addition to attracting calcium and magnesium, it releases sodium atoms.

To sum up, the entire process is known as an ion exchange. Taking calcium and magnesium out and putting sodium in (but not so much that your water tastes salty) reduces buildup, scaling, and more.

Why Get Help with Water Softener Installation in Sacramento?

Water softener installation can be a DIY project. On the other hand, if the installation is more complex—involving cutting pipes or ensuring proper drainage—calling a professional can be a big help. Keep in mind that you should position a water softener so that all water coming in flows through it. If you make a mistake, that’s a mistake that will impact every faucet, spigot, and water-using appliance in your home.

If you’re quite comfortable with draining your pipes after turning off your water supply, then cutting in to the main line and connecting the system, have at it. On the other hand, if you don’t have several hours or enough familiarity with plumbing, don’t worry: Always Affordable Plumbing in Sacramento offers affordable water softener installation, with benefits that will last for years and years.

Getting a drink of water or doing your dishes shouldn’t be hard! Call us at (916) 970-009 to learn more—and get ready to enjoy lathering up in the shower again!

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Water Softener Installation | Affordable Sacramento Plumber