Main Reasons Behind Hard Water Issues


Plumbing fixtures with sediment buildup

Hard water can bring about a variety of issues that can wreak havoc on plumbing systems. That’s why it’s important to have a water filtration system installed at home. As the authority on water treatment services in Gilbert, AZ, the Gold Star Plumbing & Drain team has resolved many problems stemming from water quality concerns.

Below are the most common ones that we have tackled.

Dissolved Groundwater Minerals

In certain areas of the country, groundwater that eventually ends up being used in indoor spaces flows through or over limestone. When this happens, mineral residue can get into the water. Even though water is treated to some extent before it enters your home, it can still have excess minerals in it. A reverse osmosis system that filters water through a semipermeable membrane is one way to address this issue.

Calcium and Magnesium

These two particular minerals often contribute to stains in sinks as well as ones on your dishes, clothes, and plumbing fixtures. You’ll also use more soap since both calcium and magnesium reduce the ability of bar soap to properly lather. A water softener unit or system correctly installed and maintained is often an effective way to minimize calcium and magnesium levels.

Older Plumbing

In some situations, hard water is caused, at least in part, by corrosive materials in older pipes and plumbing fixtures. In such cases, the excess minerals are getting into your water as it flows throughout your home. If you’re not ready to fully replace or update your home’s plumbing system, a water purification system is a cost-effective way to reduce related hard water issues.

It’s best to address hard water issues as soon as you notice the first signs of trouble. Fortunately, Gold Star Plumbing & Drain can help you find a water filtration system ideal for your water quality concerns that fits right in your budget.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss quick and tangible solutions for your water quality concerns!



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