Wondering whether water softener and reverse osmosis systems can help you solve some of those pesky plumbing issues? Answer: They probably can.
If you’ve heard about water softener and reverse osmosis systems but aren’t sure you need them, you’ve come to the right place. Ditto if you already know these systems work, but want to install one in a new home or need to replace the system you’ve been using for years. Having hard water can be a real pain, but there’s an answer, and we can help you get it.
What’s Up with Your Water?
Have you been having problems with your water? Perhaps you recently moved to Arizona and aren’t used to hard water, or have even moved outside of town and are now on a well instead of the municipal system. Whatever the case, you likely don’t appreciate the many symptoms of too many minerals in your water supply. How do you know? Chances are you have hard water if
- You notice an egg-like smell whenever you run the tap, or even in the presence of a sink or shower with the tap off
- You’re starting to see mineral spots in porcelain sinks, shower stalls or toilets
- Your fixtures rust much more quickly than usual
- Your clothes come out of the wash dyed a weird yellow color that you can’t seem to get out, even with bleach
- Your clothes feel itchy, thick and harsh on your skin
- You’ve noticed an opaque film developing on glasses or shower stall doors
- Your hair feels sticky and looks dull or lusterless
- Your water pressure seems too low or drops over time
These signs indicate you have too many minerals in your water. The main minerals that cause hard water are calcium and magnesium. While neither is harmful to you, your family, your pets or your plants, the nuisance of hard water can get pretty extreme. When none of your clothes or dishes ever seem to get clean, and your hair and skin feel unpleasantly sticky, it’s hard to take a laissez-faire approach to your water supply.
Luckily, water softeners and reverse osmosis can provide the help you need. Here at Sav-On Plumbing, we offer both services. But first, what are they?
What Are Water Softeners?
Water softeners are great technology. The process employs ionization, and works by replacing the magnesium and calcium ions in your water with sodium. That’s right, good old salt. It’s good for your body, doesn’t stain your clothes and glass, and is an easy way to mitigate the damage done by hard water without posing a danger to pets or family.
When you use water softeners, you kill the egg smell and rusty taste of water. You get bright whites again, as well as clear glasses. Your appliances and pipes will last longer, your water pressure will maintain over time and you’ll experience fewer clogs. Our plumbers can help you get there.
What Is Reverse Osmosis?
While water softeners work well in most households, reverse osmosis does have a few additional benefits. Basically, reverse osmosis systems are a type of filtration that removes the offending molecules from the water rather than replacing their ions. Because they filter, reverse osmosis systems also remove other particles from the water, which water softeners do not do. Also, reverse osmosis does not rely on inputs of any kind, so many people like it for the environmental benefits.
Water that filters through reverse osmosis systems offers the same benefits as softened water, including white laundry, sparkling glasses, better-tasting water and no more sticky residue on hair and skin.
Call Sav-On Plumbing for an In-Home Analysis
Ready to learn more about these systems, and how they can make a difference in your life? Get in touch with us today. We will discuss your situation and offer what advice we can from afar first. From there, we can visit your home and provide a quote, then install a system to soften your water. It’s worth it, we promise.
We would be remiss in our duties if we didn’t also tell you about our Sav-On VIP Club, an exclusive membership of people who just really like to save on plumbing. And honestly, isn’t that everyone? Joining is as easy as filling in your details below: name, email and so on. In return, you can join our VIP club, including an exclusive phone number that only our members have, giving you priority access in all plumbing situations, emergencies and everyday repairs alike.
Ready to learn more about water softener and reverse osmosis services? If you live in Paradise Valley, Buckeye, Laveen, Avondale, Phoenix, Carefree, El Mirage, Cave Creek, Glendale, Sun City, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City Grand, Scottsdale, Surprise, Sun City West, Youngtown, Tolleson, or surrounding areas, we’re here to help. Get soft water by calling 602-488-4647 or emailing us for more information today. We’re standing by and ready to help.
As your Arizona Plumber Expert we are experienced in handling a wide range of installation and repair needs. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services for your convenience. Sav-on Plumbing, LLC will only use quality parts and plumbing fixtures to exceed your expectations.
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