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Water is defined as “hard” if it is high in dissolved minerals, usually calcium and magnesium. In hard water, soap reacts with the water’s high calcium content to form “soap scum.” Usually more soap or detergent is needed to get things clean in hard water than in soft water. When hard water is heated, the calcium in it can be deposited on showers, sinks, and dishes, as well as in pipes, water heaters, washers, dishwashers, and coffee makers. These deposits are called “scale.” Over time the built up scale can affect performance and efficiency.
Using a water softener can prevent the buildup of damaging hard water scale. Water softeners typically use an ion exchange system to replace the water-hardening calcium and magnesium with “soft” sodium ions. Most systems can remove fluoride; some can also remove iron and manganese, which stain fixtures. Systems may also remove heavy metals and naturally occurring minerals found in water such as arsenic, sulfate, chromium, and selenium. Water softener systems cannot remove protozoa, bacteria, or viruses.
Freedom Plumbing and Drain can help you determine what minerals are in your water, and if a water softener system would be beneficial for your home.
Matt was incredibly personal and helpful throughout the entire process. He fixed the issue, kept true to his word on price and kept us in the loop throughout the project! Sometimes “plumber talk” can be over your head and he was patient and educated us on the issue and the repairs so we felt comfortable with the investment! All around incredible and will continue to use him in the future!
Matt was very knowledgeable, courteous, respectful of property, and thorough. I really appreciated his patience and understanding when there was a need to explain services required & reason for said repairs. He addressed all of our questions and offered some we hadn't thought of yet. I WILL be recommending Matt and his team to my family and friends.
Matt made it to my home when it was my turn in his long list of clients during this past Texas freeze. His main concern was making sure I finally had water to my house after 5 days. He capped off the broken line so that I could have water again, a second leak was found and he repaired that also and turn on the water. Thank you again Matt.