Hard water is one of the most common troubles that can affect the water entering a house through the municipal system. Minerals in the ground filter into the water supply and increase the amount of magnesium and calcium in the water. Hard water is not hazardous to drink, but it has an extremely negative impact on indoor plumbing. Calcite deposits will start to build up along the inside of pipes, which reduces the available water volume and triggers an increase in water pressure. High water pressure will cause numerous leaks and damage to plumbing appliances. It also causes inconveniences for cleaning and bathing, as it makes it harder to create soap lather.
The best way to solve hard water troubles is through the professional installation of a whole–house water softener. This appliance is connected onto the main water line where it enters the house and places sodium ions into the hard water that counteracts the calcium and magnesium minerals. You will need specialists to install a water softener to see that it does not accidentally add too much sodium into the supply. The specialists can also take care of the regular maintenance the water softener will require.