Water Softening Experts in Orlando, FL
Almost 90 percent of American homes have hard water according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS)*. Florida is considered to have some of the hardest water in the USA, a study done in the Orlando area showed 17 chemicals in the tap water, seven which could pose health hazards. There is a growing concern about the purity and the safety of drinking water, let First Quality plumbers put your worries to rest.
What is hard water and how does it affect me?
When water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them inside the solution. Calcium and magnesium are the two most common hardening agents. The greater the calcium and magnesium content, the harder the water becomes, and while it is not dangerous it can be a nuisance.
Hard water affects almost every cleaning task from dishwashing to laundry to personal grooming. Items washed in hard water may feel harsh, scratchy and run-down, and dishes and glasses may be spotty when dry. If you ever wondered why shower walls, glass shower doors, bathtubs, faucets and sinks have a film, hard water is likely the reason. Hard water can affect personal grooming, making shaving feel sticky and the hair to look dull.
One solution would be to continually clean all the residue where the water touches, but usually the film makes it difficult. Some detergents and cleaning products combined with hard water are less effective because the active ingredients are partially deactivated by hardness, even though the substance looks dissolved. Hard water could also be at fault for higher utility bills because it contributes to inefficient and costly operation of water-using appliances.
The Benefits of Softened Water
Not only will the water quality go up but there are countless advantages to having a water softener applied at your home. A few quick facts about the benefits of a water softener:
- Hot water system can be 75 percent more efficient
- No more scale buildup in pipes
- Less time cleaning sinks, tubs, faucets etc
- Rich lather from very little soap, shampoos, detergents etc
- Less damage to your body after showers or washing dishes
Bring a new shine and feel to your house and body, by contacting First Quality for a free water evaluation and installation of a water softener. First Quality plumber team is prepared to take any job at any time, whether it’s mantenance or a plumbing emergency call us at 407-826-4062. If you are in the market for a new hot water heater, we also offer water heater installation. We can install any type of heaters, but tankless water heaters are the most common since they are energy-efficient, and the greener option regardless of area.