Water is essential for life.
With rapidly increasing population and industrialization, the world’s need for quality water is greater than ever before. Our bodies are more than 70% water and designed to run primarily on water and minerals. The water we drink, shower in and cook with can have a significant impact on our overall health.
Concerns and Benefits
Hard water occurs naturally when water flowing in rivers, streams and even through underground channels, comes in contact with the rock and minerals in the Earth’s crust. Hardness concentrations vary throughout the country, and are one of the major causes of white scaling and water spotting on glassware. Though not typically visible, hard water can also cause damage to appliances, clothing and even the pipes in the walls of your home. Reducing hardness in your water will provide many benefits throughout your whole house. Plumber’s Direct water softener systems are an effective way to reduce the presence of hardness in your household water.
White Scale Build Up
White scale is a very visible symptom of hard water. The higher the concentration of hardness in your water, the more scale you will notice on the ends of faucets and other fixtures. This scale is not easily cleaned with water and requires more aggressive cleaning chemicals to clean off your fixtures. Scale will also develop in appliances, pipes and in your water heater, possibly decreasing the life of these costly appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Bad-Tasting Water & Odors
Musty, fishy, off tastes or poor-tasting water can take many forms and have many causes. Fortunately, most contaminants causing off-tastes can be successfully reduced. You can even reduce the presence of these contaminants by using a Whole House Filtration System at the entry to the home, improving the taste of all the water throughout your home.
Chlorine Taste and Odor
Chlorine taste and odor is caused by compounds containing chlorine added to municipal water supplies. These compounds are very important and help ensure the water supplied by utilities is free of potentially harmful bacteria. These compounds, though, can cause odors and tastes that many people find objectionable.