Water Softening & Filtration

Hard water is a serious problem for home plumbing. This sort of water is cause by the natural passage through the water table. As it passes on through, water picks up a few minerals such as calcium and magnesium, carrying it through the pipes to your home water supply. While minerals do not sound like they would be a problem, they are. These minerals are highly corrosive, wearing down your pipes and causing rampant damage over the course of time. The best action in these cases would be either water softening or installation a water filtration system. Water softening or filtration will remove the extra minerals within the water, giving your home harmless, perfect water for use. The process that water softening performs is removing the extra calcium and magnesium and replacing them with sodium within the water supply. Our technicians are experts in installations of water softening and will talk you through your best option for water softening agents or systems. Call us today at (512) 260-7889 and one of our plumbers will be more than happy to discuss installing water filtration or water softener system in your home. 

How Does Hard Water Affect You?

Photo of Water SofteningThe problem with hard water does not solely extend to your drinking water, but your entire home water supply. Another effect hard water has is diminishing the abilities of detergents and decreasing the over all cleanliness within your home. With hard water, detergent loses it’s effectiveness. When doing laundry, the soap, which is usually bubbly, becomes flat and scum-like, unable to make suds to properly cleanse the cloth. This scum lodges itself into your fabrics, making them stiff, rough, and ultimately still dirty. This same action occurs with your plates in the dishwasher and your bathtub, where it is more apparent as a soapy film on dishes and tub porcelain.

By using water softening or installing a water filtration system, these excess particles of magnesium and calcium are removed from the water entering your home and replaced with sodium which is actually harmless in this aspect on your every day items and personal beauty routine. Water softening is a fantastic tool that will prolong the life of your plumbing system and prevent leaks within the system.  Give us a call today at (512) 260-7889 for your water filtration installation in Austin, TX today!