Water can be hard. Of course, we’re truly referring to calcium, magnesium, and other miniscule materials like sand, pesticides, microorganisms, minerals and even metals in the water. Groundwater naturally dissolves these particles from surrounding soil and rock. These miniscule materials are what make certain types of tap water “hard,” so hard in fact that the water needs to be softened.
Water hardness is measured 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 annoying difficulties. For one thing, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, collecting 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. Obviously, sticky scum is not a good thing for pipes.
No matter where you’re located, Salt Lake City 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 Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City today. We’ll do away with those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer superior equipment choices, knowledge and superior plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Salt Lake City, 24/7/365. Call 385-399-0280.