Water can be hard. Of course, we’re actually 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 certain 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 problems. For one thing, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, sticking to and building up on pipes and water heaters, and after a while clogging pipes. Hard water also can react with soap to create 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, Indianapolis or anywhere else, water softeners help reduce the calcium and magnesium ion concentrations. The resulting “soft water” reduces the amount of leftover scum, buildup and dirt, resulting in a cleaner and more comfortable home.
Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Indianapolis today. We’ll take care of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer top equipment choices, knowledge and superior plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Indianapolis, 24/7/365. Call 317-527-0271.