How Do Water Softeners Work?

April 25th, 2016

Earlier this month, we published a blog post where we talked about the importance of water softening. Hard water, while not particularly unhealthy, can cause unsightly and inconvenient issues for your plumbing. One of these problems is the buildup of calcium deposits and lime scale, which presents itself as a white, chalky buildup around your faucets or in your bathtub. Too much lime scale buildup can also cause a decrease in your water pressure. To limit damage, you’ll want to invest in a quality water softener. But how do they work? (more…)

Signs That You Need a Water Softener

April 4th, 2016

Plumbing problems are some of the most frustrating issues to deal with when it comes to your home. They’re hard to detect early, have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damages to your home, and are often difficult to repair unless you catch them at just the right time. Lime scale is one of the most frustrating plumbing problems you can deal with, because it so often goes unnoticed until it’s quite advanced. If you know what to look for, though, you can catch lime scale well before it grows enough to threaten your plumbing system. Let’s take a look at some signs you can look for that indicate a need for water softening. (more…)