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.
Hard water contains high levels of both calcium and magnesium, which it deposits on any surfaces it touches over time. This isn’t just limited to your pipes; any surface that is exposed to hard water will have these minerals piling up on it. If you notice a white, chalky substance in your bathtub or around your faucets that means that you have hard water present in your plumbing.
Loss of Water Pressure
The real danger of hard water in your plumbing is that it creates calcium and lime scale buildup in your pipes. Similar to any other clog, this restricts the flow of water through the pipes. Unlike other clogs, lime scale buildup can become permanent if it isn’t caught in time. So if you start to lose water pressure over time, call and schedule pipe inspection. You’ll need to act quickly in order to make sure that your pipes are not permanently clogged by lime scale. Water softeners neutralize the magnesium and calcium content in hard water before it enters your home, protecting your plumbing system from lime scale buildup.
If you need water softener services, call Rooter Man. We offer a full range of water softener services throughout Troy, NY.