What is Water Hardness?Water is given a hardness rating that is dependent on the mineral content contained within the water. For water in the Salt Lake Valley, the rating is around 13 grains of hardness per gallon of water. This hardness rating varies by exact location, but all water in the Salt Lake Valley has a rating of 10 grains per gallon or more, and that is considered very hard. This hardness is mostly composed of calcium carbonate. Faucets encrusted with a white, grout-like substance, spotted glasses, dingy, and uncomfortable just-washed clothes and dry, filmy hair are just some of the usual effects of hard water. When it comes to your plumbing, it can clog pipes, reduce water flow, damage fixtures over time, and increase utility bills for heating, among others.
The Benefits of Soft Water SystemsWhen people decide to go with soft water, there are numerous benefits that are immediately apparent. Soft water improves the quality of drinking water for people and pets along with providing health benefits for the skin and hair while showering. Soft water also protects appliances including plumbing, refrigerators, and dishwashers. This includes tank-style water heaters and those without tanks. Soft water also flows better through the pipes. This leads to financial savings due to a lack of filters and lack of maintenance requirements. Finally, soft water is beneficial for every home, regardless of size, and can be taken anywhere.
Reliable and Innovative Water Filtration and Softening Systems Offered by Beehive Plumbing in UtahAt Beehive Plumbing, our professionals fully understand the importance of having soft water with regards to the efficiency of appliances and plumbing. That is why we offer an in-home plumbing and water consultation. This is a fantastic package which includes:
- Tests for hardness, chlorine, and TDS
- Water pressure test
- Assessment of plumbing and installation
- A custom soft water bid