Hard water is a common issue in many areas. Lubbock is no exception. It occurs when water contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Even though these minerals are not harmful to your health, they can cause problems with your plumbing, appliances, and even your skin and hair.
A water softener system is your solution to hard water problems. It works by removing those minerals from your water supply. When hard water passes through the water softener, it goes through a process called ion exchange. In this process, the calcium and magnesium ions are exchanged for sodium ions, effectively softening the water.
The hardness of water is usually measured in grains per gallon (gpg). The higher the gpg level, the harder the water. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, very hard water occurs when the gpg is above 7.5. The hardness level in our area averages around 14 gpg. Water softeners are designed to handle different levels of hardness. Make sure to choose the right one for your needs.
When choosing a water softener system for your Lubbock area home, consider factors like the size of your family, your water usage, and the hardness of your water supply. Whole house water softeners are ideal if you want to soften all the water that enters your home. They usually consist of two main components: a resin tank and a brine tank.
While a water softener system helps with hardness, a water filtration system removes other pollutants that may be present in your water supply. In the Lubbock area, water is treated with a combination of chlorine and ammonia known as chloramine. According to research, at certain levels chloramine may negatively impact those on dialysis or experiencing certain respiratory conditions. In addition to chemicals for purification, tap water may contain impurities such as sediment, and even traces of heavy metals. Well water is not exempt from also containing these specific impurities, which can affect the taste and odor of your water.
A carbon filtration system is a common type of water filtration system that can greatly improve the quality of your water. It uses activated carbon to absorb and remove impurities, resulting in cleaner, fresher-tasting water.
Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric offers quality whole-home water filtration in partnership with WaterTech, to meet all your water treatment needs. Contact Armstrong for more information.
For the highest level of water purification, consider a reverse osmosis system. This advanced water filtration method uses a semipermeable membrane to remove even the tiniest particles and impurities from your water supply.
Reverse osmosis is excellent for removing contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and dissolved solids. It’s a top choice for those who want the purest and safest drinking water possible. Schedule an appointment with Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric to learn more today.
Investing in a water softener system and/or a water filtration system for your Lubbock, TX, home is a healthy and wise decision. These systems not only increase water quality but also protect your appliances and ensure a healthier living environment for you and your family.
Say goodbye to hard water problems, unpleasant tastes, and unwanted odors in your water supply. Enjoy the benefits of soft, clean, and safe water by having Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric install a water softener and filtration system.
Start your journey toward better water quality and a happier, healthier home today by scheduling an appointment with Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric.
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