Do you find that your soap doesn’t lather well? Are you battling dry skin even during the humid months? Or maybe your dishes keep coming out of the wash spotty and “filmy”? If you are experiencing some or all of these issues, you might have hard water. In this situation, a water softener can be a lifesaver to your overall comfort at home.
Heritage Home Service has been serving New Hampshire’s water quality needs for over 35 years, and we’re here to help. Read on to learn more about how a water softener may be right for you.
Water Softener Services in New Hampshire
A water softener should not be confused with a water filtration system. While a whole home filtration system is an excellent option when dealing with harmful contaminants, water softeners do just what they sound like. A water softener conditions and strips hard minerals from your water. If your water quality results show high PPM (parts per million) levels of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc, you likely have hard water.
Most public water sources in New Hampshire are not hard enough to be detrimental to your health, but water softener or conditioning systems will decrease common issues caused by hard water such as scaling, staining, and decreased efficiency in appliances such as a washing machine. Depending on whether you source your water from a private well, they can also remove trace metals such as lead, iron, or copper.
Traditional water softeners use mediums such as salt to strip hard minerals from your water, but there are several options now available on the market depending on your specific needs. Here are some examples of what Heritage can provide for you:
- Ion-Exchange Water Softeners
- Salt-Free Water Softeners
- Dual-Tank Water Softeners
- Magnetic Water Softeners
Water quality and hardness can vary drastically across the Northeast. The best way to know what kind of water you’re dealing with is to have it tested. Whether you’re on public or private water, hardness is typically not treated for.
That’s why the experts at Heritage offer a complete line of services for your water softener needs such as professional water quality evaluation. If your evaluation determines that you have hard water, our well and water quality team will provide you with a customized solution for your a water softener installation, and let you decide how to proceed. If you already own a softener that may not be working as well as it used to, we also offer water softener repair and maintenance services.
Checking salt levels, cleaning the brine tank, and managing salt “bridges” are all common tasks that can be performed by the homeowner. However, if you are uncomfortable working with your system or it hasn’t been working the way it used to, we recommend calling a professional. Less common but serious issues such as iron fouling can occur and cause major problems for your home’s water quality if not dealt with quickly.
It’s also important to note that just like any mechanical equipment, components that make up your system will experience wear and tear from daily use and should be replaced before an issue occurs. Routine maintenance at least once a year from a licensed provider will prevent this from happening.
Fixing Hard Water Doesn’t Need to be Hard
With over 35 years serving our New Hampshire community, Heritage Home Service has become the Northeast’s trusted plumber for a job done right. If you suspect you have hard water, or already own a water softener and need service, give one of our friendly representatives a call today and schedule an appointment with our well and water quality team.
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