Hard Water

Hard water is just normal water, with one exception: high levels of calcium and magnesium particles. These particles won’t harm you, though they may cause your water to taste funny. The real danger of hard water is its tendency to create lime scale over time.

As hard water flows through your pipes, it will deposit small amounts of minerals on the pipe walls. While initially harmless, these deposits will eventually grow into lime scale. Lime scale will restrict the flow of water through the pipes as it grows, decreasing the efficiency of the system. It also hardens over time, and eventually can become impossible to remove without damaging the pipe. This is why hard water needs to be dealt with.

Whole–House Water Softeners

Whole house water softeners are designed to protect against hard water by neutralizing the magnesium and calcium particles in it. There are a variety of different ways that these systems accomplish this. The most common method is by replacing the magnesium and calcium molecules with sodium. The sodium levels are not high enough for you to taste, but they are enough to "soften" the water in the plumbing system and prevent lime scale from forming.

We Install and Service Water Softener Systems

Water softeners are at their most effective when they are installed in the water line. That way, all water flowing into the home passes through the water softener. If you have a hard water problem with one faucet, you most certainly have it elsewhere in the plumbing system. You should always have your water softener installed and serviced by a professional technician. That’s what we’re here for! You should make sure that you have your water softener professionally checked every year or two, in order to make sure that it stays in good operating condition. If you have reason to suspect that there is a problem with your water softener, make sure that you call for repairs as soon as possible.

Earthwise Home Services provides a full range of water softener installation, maintenance, and repair services throughout Richardson, TX. If you need to protect your home from a chronic hard water problem, we can help you out. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect water softener for your home’s needs.