The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Softener’

Hard Times Caused by Hard Water

Monday, August 13th, 2018

sunny-plumbersOkay, so hard times may be pushing it just a little bit. After all, it is not as though you are going to fall seriously ill due to hard water in your home, as you certainly could with other water quality issues. Why is hard water such a big deal, then? Well, that is precisely what we are going to explore today. By the time you’re done with this post, you’ll understand why you need to soften up the water in your house.

We’ll also tell you just how you can do that in a very simple and convenient manner. Our goal is not to have you calling us out to your home every few weeks to fix another problem. It is to provide you with the effective solutions that you need to get the most out of your plumbing system. Of course, if and when something should go wrong, you’ll want to contact the professional plumbers here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson right away.

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Ask a Plumber: What Is Hard Water?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

small-hands-at-tapAs a homeowner, you can probably imagine that there are some plumbing problems that will require immediate attention. If you were to come home to discover that a pipe had burst and was flooding your living space, for example, you probably wouldn’t head to bed and just deal with it in the morning. Other problems may not really seem as pressing, but resolving any issues with your plumbing system should be a priority. Even if it’s “just” hard water.

Hard water is an incredibly common problem that homeowners face with their water quality. For a number of reasons, however, homeowners also manage to convince themselves that it is just not that big of a deal. At most, many label it a nuisance. In truth, hard water is going to negatively affect your plumbing system in many ways. Our plumbers in Tucson want to help you to better understand why it is that hard water really shouldn’t be accepted in your home.

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3 Benefits of Using a Water Softener

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

baby-in-bathIf we were to ask you to name a serious plumbing problem that you may encounter in your home, your first reaction may be to say a major leak or a failed water heater. What if we asked you to name a serious issue with your water quality? You’d probably say something along the lines of contaminants that make the water unsafe to drink. Not all problems that you’ll encounter are quite as immediate or threatening as these, though. However, they can still be serious.

This is the case with hard water, one of the most common problems that modern homeowners today face with their plumbing systems. The good news is that there is a simple solution to help you resolve the issues that hard water can create. This is the use of a water softener in Tucson, AZ. We install great water softeners, and are happy to help you enjoy the many benefits that these systems have to offer. 

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Why Is Hard Water a Serious Problem?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

shower-head-runningCertain issues with your plumbing system will very obviously be serious problems. Think about a burst water line, flooding your front yard, or a toilet backing up into your home—not that these are situations that you really want to think about, of course. Other issues that you may encounter, such as hard water in Tucson, AZ, may not seem as urgent. It is important to remember, however, that hard water is indeed a very serious issue.

Hard water won’t make you or your family members sick, the way water contaminated with certain pollutants can. It will, however, make itself known in a number of ways. If you are concerned with any aspect of your water quality, you can count on our plumbers to find the right system for your home. In the event of hard water, that means using a water softener.

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How to Tell if You Need a Water Softener

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Of all the many problems that can afflict your plumbing system, one of the most common and damaging is lime scale. Lime scale is a type of mineral deposit formed by long-term exposure to hard water. While not dangerous to your health, it can damage your plumbing system to the point where large parts of it will need to be replaced. The best way to deal with hard water issues is to install a whole-house water softener in your home. Read on to find out more about water softeners, and how to tell if you need one.

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How to Tell if You Have a Hard Water Problem

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Hard water is one of the biggest threats that your plumbing system can face. It’s caused by water percolating through layers of limestone before being pumped into your home, carrying with it large amounts of calcium and magnesium. Prolonged hard water exposure leads to lime scale, large mineral deposits that can restrict the flow of water. This is especially dangerous for the various pipes in your home. Since you probably can’t physically examine the inside of your pipes on a regular basis, take a look at some of the other ways you can tell if you have a hard water problem in your home.

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