Water Softeners Service
In Chattanooga, TN, Cleveland, & Dalton, GA
Metro Plumbing, Heating and Air offers water softeners service in Chattanooga, TN, Cleveland & Dalton, GA. It is rather easy to forget just how important water is in our lives. Obviously, we need water to survive, but in our homes, water is a commodity and tool that we use without much thought. Have you ever wondered why after washing dishes you’ve noticed spots on the dishes after they have dried? Or why water seems to leave a film on everything it touches, like in a shower.
When water is in the ground, it will pick up bits and pieces of whatever it passes through. When you think of this, you think of contaminates that make water unfit to drink, however, in many cases it also means that water contains minerals that are found naturally in the earth. Two minerals that are commonly found in water that can affect the water’s ability to function in our home are calcium and magnesium.
These two minerals are what make the water in our home hard. One outcome of hard water is that soaps and detergents will not quite be as effective as they should. What happens is the soap will combine with the minerals and that means less soap is dissolved, requiring more. This sticky insoluble mess will cling to not only clothes and surfaces but our skin and hair as well.
Another problem with hard water that is concerning is the effect it has on plumbing systems. Calcium and magnesium deposits will eventually build up in the inner walls of the plumbing pipes and this will in turn reduce the amount of flow to taps and appliances. In water heaters, these minerals will generate a buildup that will reduce the efficiency of the water heater as well as compromise the water heater, reducing its life.
The solution to the problem of hard water is obviously to find a way to get rid of the calcium and magnesium to begin with. There are chemical treatments that can do this but the most popular method is a water softener.
Water softeners are a mechanical appliance that is connected with your home’s water supply. All water softeners utilize the same basic operating principle of ion exchange in most cases. This is where the system will trade the minerals for sodium, for example. The main component of a water softener is the mineral tank. This tank is filled with small polystyrene beats that are also referred to as resin or zeolite. These beads carry a negative charge. Calcium and magnesium on the other hand carry a positive charge. This means that these minerals will cling to the beads as the water passes through the mineral tank.
Hard water poses no health hazard, but for people interested in water softeners need to take into account that the sodium that remains in softened water may be a problem for those in the household that may be restricted from too much sodium. In this case, you can install a separate water dispenser that will bypass the softener. Another option is to use potassium chloride instead of salt. However, this costs about 3 – 4x more.
Below is a list of some of Metro Plumbing, Heating and Air’s plumbing services:
- Commercial Plumbing
- Drain Cleaning
- Faucets, Fixtures, & Sinks
- Garbage Disposals
- Jet-Vacuum Service
- Main Line Cleaning
- Plumbing Line Camera Inspection
- Plumbing Repairs
- Repiping & Burst Pipe Repair
- Septic Field Line
- Septic Tank Plumbing
- Sewer & Septic
- Sewer Line Repair
- Storm Drain Cleaning
- Sump Pumps
- Water Filtration
- Water Heater Service
- Water Softeners
Why Choose Us
Metro Plumbing, Heating and Air is family owned and operated and has been in operational since 1989. With even many more years of experience within the industry you can rely on Metro PHA. We understand that the safety of your family is a top priority and this is why all of our employees are required to have extensive background checks before employment and we also randomly do drug and alcohol screenings.
We know that plumbing and heating & cooling problems can happen at any time and this is why we have a master plumber and Master heating and air technician on staff at all times. We are also available twenty four hours a day and seven days a week for after hour emergencies. We offer same day servicing and upfront pricing options that will fit every budget and offer up to a 5 year warranty on select services. With Metro PHA we put our customers first. Our commitment to our customers is the foundation to our business. We are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and maintain a rock-solid A+ rating. When you choose Metro PHA for your plumbing needs you are in good hands. Give us a call at (423) 855 – 0967 to set up an immediate consultation.