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.
Hard water is a term for water with a mineral content above normal. This water deposits small amounts of minerals on the inner walls of the pipes in your home as it moves through them. Over time, these mineral deposits will grow large enough to restrict the flow of water through the pipes. This substance is called “lime scale.” Depending on how advanced the lime scale is, you can have a professional scrape it out of your pipes on a regular basis. If, however, the lime scale becomes advanced enough, it will harden and will not be able to be removed from the pipe. At that point, the pipe will need to be replaced.
The best way to address the problem of hard water is to stop it from entering your home in the first place. This is done by installing a water filtration system in your home’s water line. All water entering your home will flow through your water filtration system, which will neutralize the minerals that are carried by hard water. This protects your home from lime scale at all times, without any extra effort from you.
If you’d like to know more, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We provide water filtration systems throughout Santa Fe, NM.