Water Softener Services
Do you have hard water in your home in Collinsville? The best way to determine this is to take a look at your faucets and shower heads. Are you seeing a crusty, white substance around them? This crusty substance is known as lime scale, and it is a build-up that often accompanies hard water. While hard water poses no threat to people, it will eventually create enough of a build-up to restrict water flow, and can do so inside the pipes of your plumbing system.
But the plumbing pros at Embrich Plumbing Co have a great solution for you: a whole home water softening system. We provide comprehensive services for water softeners that include installation, repair, maintenance and replacement of these systems. We will properly size a new installation or replacement unit, or make sure your existing one works optimally with expert repair and maintenance. There are a number of benefits to using a water softener, but you won’t gain them without the help of experts, like the ones here at Embrich Plumbing Co.
Are you experiencing problems with hard water? Then call the plumbing professionals at Embrich Plumbing Co. today!
WHAT IS "HARD WATER"?
If your home’s water has been identified as being "hard," this doesn’t mean it is going to rain down metal pellets from your bathroom’s showerhead. What it means is that there is a high level of minerals in your home’s water, particularly calcium and magnesium. These minerals aren’t hazardous for you, but they can wreak havoc on your home or business’s plumbing system. There is a way to measure just how hard your property’s water is, and our experts can do this with our professional water testing services. The crux of the measuring involves determining the amount of mineralized grains run through your water in an hour. Where do the minerals come from? Right from the ground. The minerals are picked up by the water as it travels through the soil and over rocks. But with a water softening system installed by our experts, you can reduce and even eliminate the problems caused by your home’s hard water.
WHY SHOULD I SOFTEN MY WATER?
We’ve already mentioned that hard water can have a deleterious effect on your home’s pluming system, but installing a water softening system has other benefits as well:
- Helps keep your clothes from aging – hard water can also be hard on fabrics, graying them and aging them prematurely. Softening your water helps reduce the effects hard water can have on your clothes.
- Better moisture for your skin and hair – hard water can strip the natural oils from your skin and hair, making it dry and itchy.
- Reduces scale in water–using appliances – scale doesn’t just build up in your pipes or on your water faucets – it will also build on the valves and connections of your water–using appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and hot water heaters. If the build–up is substantial enough, it can prematurely age your appliances.
The pros at Embrich Plumbing Co can help with all of your hard water needs – just give us a call! We install and service high quality water softeners throughout the Collinsville, IL.