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Do You Need a Water Softener?

Tapwater flowing into a kitchen sink and down the plughole.The idea of soft or hard water might seem….silly to some people. It’s water so if it is hard, isn’t it ice? Technically speaking yes, but when we are referring to hard water we are referring to what is in the water more than its temperature. While the term may seem odd to someone who has never encountered it before, understanding what hard water is and why it is a problem is important to your daily life and the well-being of your plumbing.

If you have problems with hard water in your home, you can turn to our team for a helpful solution. We will make sure that you can get a steady supply of clean, drinkable water in your home.

What is “Hard” Water?

As we said above, hard water may seem like a strange term for anyone who has never heard it before. Hard water refers to water that contains a high level of minerals such as calcium or magnesium. This is a problem for a couple of reasons. Those minerals can impact the taste of your water. What’s more, those minerals can start to mess with the quality of your plumbing systems.

The Impact of Hard Water

So, what can hard water do to mess with your home and your daily life? Here are a few issues that can be created by hard water in your home.

  • Issues with keeping clean. You can still clean your dishes, clothes, and yourself with hard water. The issue is that the water quality may reduce the cleanliness you expect as a result. For example, hard water can fade clothing prematurely. It can also cause your hair and skin to dry out after bathing or showering.
  • Staining on your home appliances: Hard water can also leave behind markings such as staining. This can mean stains on your faucets or bathtubs. It can also leave marks on your dishes after you clean them.
  • Increased scaling in your pipes or on appliances: Hard water can create scaling built-up in your pipes. This is a collection of minerals in the water that collects in your pipes and can hinder the flow of water from your faucet, showerhead, or other plumbing. appliances. This can increase repair needs and reduce the lifespan of your appliances themselves.

How We Can Help

So how do you solve your hard water problem? You can come to our team to install a water softener in Tampa, FL. A water softener is going to lower the mineral content in your home’s water supply and improve the water quality in your home. You can come to IERNA’s Heating & Cooling to get your water assessed and a water softener installed if it is the best solution for your water quality needs.

Our team has served homes throughout Tampa for more than 15 years. This means we have the experience, staff, and tools needed to get the job done right the first time.

Contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment and improve your water quality.

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