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 small materials are what make some types of tap water “hard,” so hard in fact that the water needs to be softened.
Water hardness is determined 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 certain issues. For starters, 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 produce 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, Louisville or anywhere else, water softeners help decrease 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 Becht / Givens Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Louisville today. We’ll get rid of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer superior equipment choices, knowledge and expert plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Louisville, 24/7/365. Call 502-785-8230.