Water can be hard. Of course, we’re truly referring to calcium, magnesium, and other tiny pieces of matter 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 difficulties. For one thing, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, building up 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. As you probably know, sticky scum is not a good thing for pipes.
No matter where you’re located, London or anywhere else, water softeners help reduce the calcium and magnesium ion concentrations. The resulting “soft water” lessens the amount of leftover scum, buildup and dirt, leaving you with a cleaner and more comfortable home.
Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London today. We’ll take care of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in London, 24/7/365. Call 226-270-1164.