What Should Your Water Be Tested For?

December 3rd, 2018

Closeup shot of a father helping his baby girl wash her hands at a tapThe short, easy answer to this is going to be “contaminants.”

“But wait,” you may wonder, “doesn’t my city filter out any contaminants that may exist in my drinking water?”

Yes, they do. But it’s important to realize that the water in your pipes still has a long way to go before it reaches your plumbing fixtures. As a result, it can pick up pollutants along the way, or even minerals like calcium and magnesium. We’ll get more into the latter below, but what’s important to know is that these minerals aren’t harmful to you, but are harmful to your plumbing. (more…)

Is Your Household Suffering from Hard Water?

November 19th, 2018

Pouring water in the kitchenMost municipal water supplies throughout the country go through heavy filtration before they reach the taps in your home, and Santa Fe is no exception. If you’re using ground water instead, you likely have your own water treatment system on-site. Still though, there is often something missing from either of these water treatment systems, and that is protection from hard water.

What is hard water, you ask? This is the description given to water that contains a high level of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. They are harmless to ingest, but can do more damage to your plumbing system than you may realize. Fortunately, this problem can be easily resolved with a professional Santa Fe, NM water softener installation! Without this system in place, you’ll likely find yourself facing the following issues—and their consequences—in your home. (more…)

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…)

Why Water Filtration is Necessary

July 27th, 2015

When water is first drawn from the ground, it isn’t really anything you’d want to consume. Water found in nature is full of all kinds of chemicals, minerals, and bacteria that can be quite dangerous to humans. While most cities treat their water to remove these harmful substances before they pipe it into homes, they are not entirely effective. Some minerals will always make it into your home, carried in “hard water.” Read on to find out more about hard water, and why you need to install a water filtration system in your home. (more…)