Your water may appear to be crystal clear, but that does not mean it is. Iron, calcium, and other minerals in water can contaminate it and cause a variety of problems in your home or business. Hard water can cause splotchy dishes, scratchy clothes, and metallic-tasting water. To help improve the quality of your tap water, our team provides water softener repair and installation services. Leto Plumbing & Heating provides water softener services in Naperville, Plainfield, and the surrounding areas of Illinois. Make an appointment today to get help with a repair or installation project!
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Importance of a Functioning Water Softener for Preventing Hard Water Damage and Improving Water Quality
Learn about the hardness of your home’s water before deciding if you need a water softener. Some of the benefits of having a water softener are as follows:
- Prevents the accumulation of minerals (scale) inside pipes, fixtures, and hot water heaters
- Some appliances’ lives are extended
- Mineral spots on glassware are reduced or avoided
- In sinks, bathtubs, and washing machines, it prevents or reduces soap films and detergent curds
Softening your water can also provide a lot of health benefits, such as decreasing the amount of sodium you consume through your water and it removes environmentally dangerous fluorides from your water. Overall, a functioning water softener is crucial in preventing damage to your body or plumbing system caused by hard water.
Is Water Softener Water OK to Drink?
Softened water is extremely safe to consume. Some people are concerned about the sodium that is released into the water during the softening process, but these are irrational fears. In general, two milligrams of sodium are released for every milligram of minerals removed from the water. The amount of sodium that ends up in the water is minimal.
The only time you should be concerned about the amount of sodium in your water is if you live in an area where the water hardness level exceeds 400 ppm. If this is the case, you should consider installing a reverse osmosis system for your water. This will clean your water of all salts and dissolved solids.
Potential Risks of Neglecting Water Softener Maintenance and Repairs
Concerned about your need for water softener maintenance? We can help you with that! Our qualified technicians have mastered water softener service and are aware of all the warning signs to look out for:
- There’s a white crust on your faucets and shower head
- Your toilet has a rusty ring around the waterline
- There’s discoloration in your clothes after washing
- Your hair feels brittle and your skin is itchy after showering
- You have cloudy dishes after you wash them
- Your water tastes salty
- Your heating bill has significantly increased
Discovering that your water softener needs to be serviced is not a pleasant experience. Scheduling regular water softener maintenance is the best strategy for avoiding these issues as failing to do so will only worsen these conditions. As a result, you can avoid these problems and protect your health.
Do you require service, repair, or replacement for your water softener? We would be delighted to help. Please contact Leto Plumbing & Heating today to learn more or to meet with one of our experts.
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