Water can be hard. Of course, we’re really referring to calcium, magnesium, and other tiny particles like sand, pesticides, microorganisms, minerals and even metals in the water. Groundwater simply dissolves these particles from surrounding soil and rock. These tiny materials are what make certain kinds of tap water “hard,” so hard in fact that the water needs to be softened.
Water hardness is determined in terms of grains per gallon (GPG) or milligrams per liter (mg/L). If your water tests at less than 1 GPG, your water is soft. If it tests between 1 GPG and 3.5 GPG, it’s a wash (get it, “wash”?). If your water tests above 3.5 GPG, your water is hard or very hard, depending on the GPG level.
Hard water can cause annoying problems. For example, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, building up on pipes and water heaters, and over time clogging pipes. Hard water also can react with soap to create a sticky scum rather than letting it lather and wash away. Obviously, sticky scum is not a good thing for pipes.
No matter where you’re located, Hillsborough or anywhere else, water softeners help decrease the calcium and magnesium ion concentrations. The resulting “soft water” lowers the amount of leftover scum, buildup and dirt, leaving you with a cleaner and more comfortable home.
Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hillsborough today. We’ll get rid of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer top equipment choices, knowledge and excellent plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Hillsborough, 24/7/365. Call 908-448-2154.