Common Water Complaints
Our water is a problem, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are the most common problems our water treatment specialist hear. If you find your water problem on this list, contact us today to discuss the best solution for your home and family.
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What you don’t see is the impact it has on your water-using appliances! Dishwashers and washing machines become less efficient as the scale builds up inside the appliances. Water heaters become coated in inches of scale, which makes it harder to heat the water. In turn, water heating costs increase. Coffee makers burn out faster, and other water using appliances stop working. Water softeners or conditioners can reduce the scale that enters your home, saving your plumbing and appliances. You can read more about hard water and the effect it has on plumbing and appliances below under the Frequently Asked Questions about Water Treatment.
- Darken your water – how black is your tea or coffee?
- Stain your appliances, laundry and plumbing fixtures
- Build-up in your water heater, which can require more than the recommended annual maintenance
In Arizona, we commonly see high TDS levels, which can be another reason for medicinal tasting water. Total dissolved solids – dissolved minerals – will taste medicinal if they are mainly comprised of sulfates such as Epsom salts. Cumbersome and poor tasting, they generally do nothing more than to act as a laxative to people unaccustomed to drinking the water.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water Treatment
Hard water impacts your water heater and its efficiency, reducing its life by up to 30%. As scale develops in the bottom of the tank, the heating element must heat through the scale before the water can be heated. The result is more money spent on energy costs and a reduction in the life of your water heater.
In addition to the destruction hard water brings, its unsightly and difficult to clean. Any place water touches are affected. Our shower doors and dishes are left with unsightly water spots, bathtubs and sinks are left with unrelenting soap scum, and faucets and shower heads throughout become coated in nasty scale. There isn’t a cleaner on the market that can eliminate hard water scale, so your home never looks truly clean.
Learn how water softeners work and find the water softener that best suits your family and home!
After a period of time, the resin becomes coated in calcium and magnesium ions and must be cleaned. The only way to clean the resin is to give the ions something else to stick to. During the cleaning cycle, a salt or potassium solution is passed over the resin. Salt and potassium have a higher negative ionic charge than the resin, so as the solution is passed over it, the calcium and magnesium ions will attach to the solution, which is then carried away into the drain lines to be processed at your local water treatment facility.
Purified water is then stored in a pressurized tank for use on demand. No longer do you have to impurities, toxins or chlorine in your drinking water!