Calcium Deposits, nd What They Indicate

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Have you ever noticed a white, chalky substance building up around your faucets or your bathtub? If so, you may have a problem. Those are called calcium deposits, and they’re a bigger issue than simply being unsightly. Calcium deposits indicate that you have hard water in your home, which will need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at where calcium deposits come from, and what they mean.

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Do I Need a Water Softener in My Home?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Water softeners are a vital part of keeping your plumbing system from the effects of hard water. Since not all homes are exposed to hard water, however, water softeners are not necessary for everyone. So, how can you tell whether or not you need a water softener in your home? Well, there are a few different symptoms you can watch for that indicate a need for water softening. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms now.

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Signs That You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Hard water is water with a very high magnesium and calcium content. This isn’t harmful to you, but it can be extremely harmful to your pipes. Hard water deposits small amounts of these minerals on the walls of the pipes as it flows through them. Over time, these deposits build up into lime scale. Lime scale restricts the flow of water through the pipes until it’s down to a trickle. If the scale isn’t cleaned out of the pipe in time, it will harden and the entire pipe will have to be replaced. This is why it is so important to catch lime scale early on, which is why you need to know the signs that you have a hard water problem.

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How to Deal with Lime Scale in Your Home

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Lime scale is one of the most common, and irritating, plumbing problems across the country. It is caused by overexposure of the pipes and plumbing fixtures to hard water, which can be found in a great many geographical areas. While the white, chalky crust that forms around faucets and in showers may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, it can actually cause quite a few issues in your home. Read on to find out how to address the buildup of lime scale in your home.

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Hard Water, and Its Effects on Your Plumbing

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Though you may not realize it, the water that comes out of your tap has to go through quite an extensive treatment process before it reaches you. Municipal water supplies are treated to remove any harmful minerals or chemicals before they are piped into your home. Though these processes are extensive, they are not perfect. Many houses are affected by water with a very high mineral content, also known as “hard water.” Read on to find out why hard water is such a problem for your plumbing system, and what you can do about it.

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