Generally, the water supply for municipalities comes from lakes, rivers, underground sources, and rain. Amazingly, the water comprising the supply may travel several miles across muddy terrain and meander over and under many boulders, prior to arriving at the plant. What’s more, the sediment, calcium, magnesium, and limestone in the rocks and mud swept away by the water are the major reasons for its harsh and briny quality. Consequently, although water is an excellent solvent, it cannot dissolve minerals completely. That's where a water softener system comes into play.
Accordingly, the municipality’s quality control engineers check and monitor the water supply for germs and other pollutants. In addition to treating the water with chemicals to eliminate harmful bacteria and mineral deposits as well. However, an occasional awful taste or unpleasant smell may affect the water supply from time to time. And the water may still retain some hardness after treatment due to the geographical area or the considerable amounts of minerals in the soil.
Did you know that hard water can impact the optimum operation of household appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines? Apparently, the minerals in hard water restrict the foaming action of detergent. Thereby substantially increasing the amount of detergent needed for washing dishes and clothing. Also, the soap film resulting from hard water usage makes it cumbersome to clean basins, showers, and bath tubs. Furthermore, calcium and magnesium deposits can build up on the interior of water pipes and boilers and over time cause blockage.
The solution for hard water issues is the installation of a water softener system. The system diminishes mineral deposits, enhances the taste of the water, averts the need for major plumbing expenditures, extends the product life cycle of appliances, softens the skin and hair, reduces soap film which makes cleaning the surfaces of sinks, showers, and bath tubs much easier. Additionally, it cuts the amount of detergent required for cleaning dishes and clothing in half.
Looking to install a water softener system in your Lakeland home? Call Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718 and get started today.