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 easily dissolves these particles from surrounding soil and rock. These small materials are what make certain kinds of tap water “hard,” so hard in fact that the water needs to be softened.
Water hardness is calculated 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 certain problems. For starters, the calcium and magnesium can scale out of the water, sticking to and building up 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, Edmonton or anywhere else, water softeners help reduce the calcium and magnesium ion concentrations. The resulting “soft water” lessens the amount of leftover scum, buildup and dirt, giving you a cleaner and more comfortable home.
Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Edmonton today. We’ll get rid of those scummy dirt bags who are messing with your pipes. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and excellent plumbing services—for all your plumbing and water softener needs in Edmonton. Call 780-800-9047.