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Is Hard Water Really Bad for Your Plumbing?

ruined-pipesWe service a lot of homes here in Illinois and inform a lot of homeowners about the finer points of their plumbing. One question that we hear pretty often is something along the lines of, “Is hard water really that bad?” The answer is yes! Hard water impacts your home negatively in a variety of ways, which we’ll get into them below.

Before we get into the dirty details of hard water we want to ensure that you contact our team if you need service for your plumbing in Champaign, IL. The plumbers that you choose can make or break the comfort in your home. Make sure you come to our team when you need work you can count on. We’ll get the job done the right way the first time with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

What is Hard Water?

So let’s make sure we iron out the details of what hard water is, exactly. Hard water is water that has high levels of dissolved minerals—typically magnesium or calcium. Sometimes it’s a little hard to notice hard water in your home. The most noticeable effect is limescale or the hard-white build up around your faucets, bathtub, or around your sink.

We want to take a moment to assure you that hard water isn’t harmful to your health—it’s only harmful to your pipes. The longer that you let hard water build in your pipes the more it harms your plumbing. The limescale narrows the width of your plumbing pipes, decreases the efficiency of your appliances, and causes your plumbing appliances to wear down a lot faster.

How Does Hard Water Occur?

So, now that you know what hard water is it’s also important to understand how this phenomenon occurs. Hard water happens when magnesium and calcium ions dissolve in your water. Water becomes hard once it comes into contact with things like rock, chalk, and limestone.

The municipal water supply does a great job of keeping your water clean but hard water is hard to get rid of because it often accumulates as it travels from the water supply to your home. Unfortunately, you can’t control that status of your municipal water supply, but you can control the quality of water in your home with the help of our professional technicians.

What Can You Do About It?

You understand what hard water is and you know how it occurs but how can you stop it from occurring in your home? Well, you have a couple of options when you choose our team at Pipeworks Inc. We can help you achieve soft water in your home through our specialized plumbing services.

We have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee here at our company because we’re completely confident in the work we perform. If you’re tired of dealing with hard water in your home it’s time for you to contact our professional technicians. We’ll keep your home comfortable for the right price!

If you need great plumbing work we’re the team to call. Contact our team at Pipeworks Inc. today to schedule an appointment.

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