Water can be hard. Of course, we’re actually referring to calcium, magnesium, and other tiny 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 some 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 certain issues. For example, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, building up on pipes and water heaters, and eventually clogging pipes. Hard water also can react with soap to produce 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, Richmond or anywhere else, water softeners help decrease the calcium and magnesium ion concentrations. The resulting “soft water” reduces the amount of leftover scum, buildup and dirt, giving you a cleaner and more comfortable home.
Call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Richmond today. We’ll get rid of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer top equipment choices, knowledge and excellent plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Richmond, 24/7/365. Call 804-548-4480.