Water can be hard. Of course, we’re really referring to calcium, magnesium, and other small materials like sand, pesticides, microorganisms, minerals and even metals in the water. Groundwater simply dissolves these particles from surrounding soil and rock. These miniscule materials are what make certain types of tap water “hard,” so hard in fact that the water needs to be softened.
Water hardness is calculated in terms of grains per gallon (GPG) or milligrams per liter (mg/L). If your water tests at less than 1 GPG, your water is soft. If it tests between 1 GPG and 3.5 GPG, it’s a wash (get it, “wash”?). If your water tests above 3.5 GPG, your water is hard or very hard, depending on the GPG level.
Hard water can cause annoying problems. For starters, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, collecting on pipes and water heaters, and over time clogging pipes. Hard water also can react with soap to create a sticky scum rather than letting it lather and wash away. Clearly, sticky scum is not a good thing for pipes.
No matter where you’re located, Covington or anywhere else, water softeners help cut back the calcium and magnesium ion concentrations. The resulting “soft water” lessens the amount of leftover scum, buildup and dirt, resulting in a cleaner and more comfortable home.
Call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Covington today. We’ll get rid of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer top equipment choices, knowledge and expert plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Covington, 24/7/365. Call 859-905-0834.