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Common Water Treatment Problems

Running water coming from a municipal system isn’t a luxury. It’s essential for modern living. Aside from giving you drinking water, it also through your showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, dishwasher, laundry machines, hot heater, boiler, and refrigerator ice maker.

Unfortunately, water from the municipal system isn’t often the highest quality. If you notice a strange taste in your water, it may not pose any threat to your health, but it will have a negative impact on your plumbing and the appliances connected to it. Although you can attach local filters to sinks and run your drinking water through filtration pitchers, these only scratch the surface and do not remedy the most serious water treatment problems. Only whole house water treatment systems can dig down to the root of the problem and protect your home’s plumbing, fixtures, and appliances.

If your pipes have suffered damage from poor quality water and you need plumbing services in Salt Lake City, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We can go beyond repair, however, and offer you water treatment solutions.

The problems of hard water

A common reason people install whole house water treatment systems is to combat the ravages of hard water. “Hard water” refers to water with a high mineral content, usually magnesium and calcium. Hard water is rarely unhealthy to drink, although it can make the water taste unpleasant.

However, hard water poses numerous threats to the health of your plumbing. It leaves calcite deposits on fixtures, drains, and inside pipes. A layer of mineral deposits inside pipes will restrict water flow and raise the pressure inside the plumbing. This will cause leaks that will continue to appear until the pressure returns to normal. Hard water also shortens the lifespan of appliances that use running water, such as dishwaters and laundry machines.

If a boiler heats your home, hard water can do tremendous damage to its water tank. The high temperature inside the tank turns the minerals in hard water into an insoluble limescale that will settle on the tank’s interior walls, leading to temperature imbalance and overheating.

Water softeners

Installing water softeners will alleviate hard water trouble by rebalancing the chemicals to remove the minerals. Some water softeners add sodium to the water supply, although Rentmeister installs a variety of model that do not, so there’s no need to add on a separate system to balance out salt in the water. Sodium-free water softeners run more cost-effectively and ensure that your drinking water tastes clean. They also regenerate when needed, which means fewer maintenance issues.

Solve your water treatment problems today

Rentmeister Total Home Service takes seriously the “total” part of our name. When you schedule a whole house water treatment installation with us, we take care of all the work starting with selecting the model and size that will tackle your specific water treatment needs. Contact us today for professional water treatment service in Salt Lake City, UT.

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