Skip navigation

Hard Water Should Be Taken Seriously

water-softening-systemHard water is a very common problem in our part of the world. In and of itself, it’s not actively harmful. It’s merely water with a high mineral content: usually calcium and magnesium, which are harmless to the human body if swallowed in such amounts. But that doesn’t mean that hard water can’t affect your home in detrimental ways.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. A good plumbing service can provide options for handling hard water in your home, and know that hard water needs to be taken seriously.

Problems Caused by Hard Water

The biggest issue with hard water is the build-up it can create: that crusty white residue that looks so unseemly in your basins and fixtures. You can usually clear them up with store-bought cleansers, but that can take a lot of work, and if you aren’t diligent, it can build up very quickly. In the worst cases, that can stop up your faucets. And not all such problems can be wiped away with a cleanser. Build-up inside your pipes can stop the flow of water completely, and can greatly increase corrosion and wear and tear as well.

And hard water doesn’t stop there. It can be extremely punishing on your clothes for instance: causing them to wear out faster than they should and fading their colors after a comparatively few number of washes. Your showers and baths can make you feel red and raw as well, and the water you drink from the tap can have a funny metallic taste. These can impact your quality of life a great deal over time, and while adding water softener to your laundry helps, it can be a bit of a chore after a while.

Consider a Whole-House Water Softeners

Water softening systems are an effective and reliable way to deal with hard water at the source: the main water pipe entering your home.  There, it can remove the minerals from hard water, allowing cleaner, purer water to flow through your pipes. You’ll quickly see a difference in the reduction in scaling and crusty hard water deposits in your plumbing. That translates to lowered wear and tear on your plumbing as a whole: reducing the risks of springing a leak or similarly serious plumbing problem.

It can also pay dividends in those subtler ways. It means your clothes will stay brighter longer , and you’ll be able to put them through many more washes before they wear out. That helps with your household budget in the long-term as well as the short-term. It also removes that odd metallic taste from the water, and can even help your showers and baths feel more comfortable: eliminating the red raw feeling after you bathe.

If hard water is a problem in your Salt Lake City, UT home, or you already own a water softening system, and it needs a little TLC, pick up the phone and call the friendly professionals at At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air!

Comments are closed.

Salt Lake City HVAC and Plumbing Contractor | At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air

Skip navigation

Proudly Serving the Greater Salt Lake City Area

801-365-0929

Menu

Salt Lake City, UT Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Services

At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air offers quality heating, air conditioning and plumbing services throughout the Salt Lake City, UT area, including repair, installation and maintenance.

Learn More About Us

Get in Touch with an Expert Who Can Help You Step by Step:
  • NATE
  • Trane
Our Customers Trust Us to Take Care of Them

service continues in a fine matter with At Your Service!

- Warren Gilmour

Read More Reviews

When it comes to ensuring that you are comfortable during the winter months in Salt Lake City, you need to make certain that you have an excellent heating system. We offer comprehensive heating services in Salt Lake City, including installation, replacement, repair and maintenance services for a wide variety of equipment, including boilers, furnaces, and radiant heat systems. Whether you’d like to save more on your energy bills from month to month with an energy efficient heater or you want to retrofit a zone control system into your existing furnace setup, we provide heating solutions.

Learn More About Heating

For truly year–round comfort, your home needs an excellent air conditioner. At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air offers excellent air conditioning services throughout the Salt Lake City, UT area, from AC repair to maintenance, installation to replacement. We can make sure that your entire home is cooled to your satisfaction, no matter how hot and unpleasant it gets outside. We want you to feel comfortable in your home, and we have the experience and expertise to make sure that this is the case.

Learn More About Air Conditioning

Our services go well beyond HVAC, however. In addition to providing heating and cooling solutions, we provide a wide range of plumbing services throughout the Salt Lake City, UT area. From whole–house repiping to drain cleaning, water line installation to leak detection, sprinkler system timer repair to kitchen plumbing, we have got you covered. We can make sure that you are able to use water safely, effectively, and efficiently in your home.

Learn More About Plumbing