There are a wide variety of different problems that can affect a home’s plumbing system, some of which are obvious and some not. One of the more subtle problems is hard water, which is still a big threat to the health of the system. If you don’t catch and treat hard water in time, you’re going to be dealing with a lot of problems that could have been avoided. Let’s take a look at what hard water is, and how you can treat it.
Hard water is water that has high magnesium and calcium content. These minerals often escape the standard municipal water treatment process, and flow with the water all the way into your home. As hard water flows through the pipes, it will deposit small amounts of the minerals on the walls. Over time, these mineral deposits will grow into lime scale.
Lime scale is a large enough mineral buildup to restrict the flow of water through the pipes, dramatically decreasing the efficiency of your plumbing system. If the lime scale is not dealt with quickly enough, it will harden and become incredibly difficult to remove without damaging the pipe. If the lime scale gets to that point, you’ll almost certainly have to replace the pipe to restore it to proper condition.
A water treatment system is designed to neutralize hard water before it makes it into your home’s plumbing. The methods used to do this differ, depending on the system. All of them are quite effective at treating hard water, though. Be sure to consult with a professional about which water treatment system would work best for you.
Bell Home Systems offers a full range of water treatment systems throughout Denver, CO. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers.