Hard water will ruin the plumbing in your Gilbert home. It might not happen overnight, but it will happen. And, because it’s a slow process, you might be less inclined to fix the calcium buildup simply because that white stuff all over your faucet has been there forever…
What you’re not considering is that calcium is slowly eating away at your plumbing systems, both inside and out. So, while you stare at the white buildup around your bathroom faucet as you brush your teeth every morning and evening, it’s eating wholes through your pipes.
The best way to combat the damaging effects of hard water here in Gilbert, Arizona is to get a soft water system.
Soft water is glorious…and I’m not just saying that because I’m a plumber. Sure, I much rather enjoy feeling clean without a filmy residue after washing my hands of grease from a long work day. With soft water, you don’t get stuck with that filmy feeling after you wash your hands, or the dishes.
In fact, with soft water, your dishes even come out cleaner, with less water spots and residue.
So, what is soft water and how can it improve the length of your plumbing and even the resale value of your Gilbert home?
Water softeners are the least costly, most affordable way to maintain the plumbing in your home and your appliances.
Water softeners use ion replacement to essentially swap out the calcium and magnesium with sodium…very, very small amounts of sodium. Don’t worry, it’s not like drinking soft water or bathing in soft water will impact your daily sodium intake. If you are concerned about the sodium, talk to your doctor before installing a soft water system…but the effect on your daily intake of sodium is limited.
The sodium swap out is much easier on your plumbing pipes and will maintain the plumbing system in your Gilbert home for much longer.
If you’re interested in installing a soft water system, call us immediately. There are a few things that you’ll want to consider before making that final decision, and our Gilbert plumbing professionals can walk you through all the talking points.