The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Treatment’

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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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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Signs You Need a Water Treatment System

Monday, January 16th, 2017

If you get your water from the city, you should know that it goes through pretty extensive treatment facilities before it reaches you. That level of treatment removes a lot of harmful materials from your water, but it does not remove everything. There can occasionally be higher concentrations of harmful materials in your water than there should be. If you want to improve your water quality, the best thing to do is to install a water treatment system. Watch for these signs that you should install one.

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The Problem of Lime Scale

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Before the water you use is piped into your home, it undergoes an extensive treatment process at a city plant. That process gets rid of the vast majority of harmful materials in the water. However, it’s not a perfect process. There are still materials that can escape the treatment plant and make it into your home’s plumbing. Hard water is the result of some of those materials. Read on to find out more about hard water, lime scale, and what you can do about them.

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What is the Point of Water Treatment Systems?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Depending on where you live, you may not think that water treatment systems are really worth the investment. After all, doesn’t your city already put the water supply through an extensive treatment process before piping it to you? They may, but that doesn’t mean that you’re well-protected against harmful contaminants in your water supply. Read on to find out why you might want to install a water treatment system.

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Which Water Treatment System Would Serve Me Best?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

If you’re using a city water main to provide fresh water to your home, then all of the water you use is heavily filtered before it gets to you. Municipal water treatment facilities are pretty good at their jobs, removing the majority of harmful substances from your water long before it gets to your home. However, the process is not 100% effective. There are still many different kinds of contaminants that can make it into your home, harming you or your plumbing or both. A water treatment system is the best way to deal with these issues, but there are many different kinds on the market. Read on for a brief outline of a couple of the more common water treatment options.

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Where Hard Water Comes from, and Why It’s a Threat

Monday, October 12th, 2015

You’ve probably already heard quite a lot about hard water, and the kinds of damage it can do. What you probably don’t hear as often, though, is what hard water actually is. Hard water is a very common problem across the United States, and is largely focused in areas with certain geological features. Let’s take a look at why those areas have a hard water problem, and why you should care.

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Signs That You Need a Water Softener

Monday, September 14th, 2015

If you get all of your fresh water from the city in which you live, then your water goes through extensive treatment before being piped into your home. This treatment is to remove harmful materials from your water, and while thorough it is not perfect. Every so often a few things slip through the treatment process and into your home. One of those things is hard water. Let’s take a look at how hard water affects your home, and some of the signs that you need to call for water treatment.

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The Benefits of Installing a Water Softener in Your Home

Monday, August 17th, 2015

All of the water that enters your home goes through pretty extensive treatment by the city first. This water treatment is meant to remove any harmful chemicals, minerals, or organisms that might otherwise enter your home. However, it is not a perfect process. Hard water is a very common threat to the plumbing in a home, and often makes it through municipal water treatment. Read on to find out more about the dangers associated with hard water, and how a water softener can mitigate them.

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What Does Water Treatment Entail?

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Potable drinking water is a cornerstone of modern civilization. Without it, we couldn’t enjoy our basic necessities without worrying about sickness and disease creeping in. These days, we have reliable civic systems keeping our water clean, but even if it’s safe to drink, impurities can still arise. You can respond by installing a water treatment system in your home, which can filter out all of the impurities and leave your water clean and crisp. Not only does it help food taste better, but it can be easier on your skin when bathing, and helps laundered clothes look brighter and last longer. Here in Green Valley, water treatment systems can be installed by a variety of trained experts. What does water treatment entail? That depends on the kind of system you buy.

The most common type is a water filtration system, which focuses mainly on hard water and similar metallic components such as rust. These rank among the biggest concerns here in the desert, where mineral deposits in the water are quite common.

Water softening systems also treat mineral deposits, we well as helping to unclog drain lines. These systems tend to focus more on bathing and laundry components in your home, where hard water can cause a lot of damage.

In contrast, reverse osmosis systems work mainly towards providing clean drinking water, and work especially well in homes whose water features a funny taste. The reverse osmosis process removes the impurities within the water that create that taste.

Finally, if your water comes from a private well, you might want to look into the installation of a chemical feed pump, which provides a steady supply of chemicals to kill bacteria and similar impurities within your system.

Knowing what water treatment entails can help you determine which type of water filtration system is right for your home. Water treatment systems are the purview of The Sunny Plumber, who can advise you on the best system for your home. We also offer a variety of other plumbing services in Green Valley, AZ and we’re dedicated to your satisfaction with every step of the process, so pick up the phone and give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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