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“Do I Need a Water Softener?”

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This might be the question that you’re asking yourself lately. If you’re ever wondering if you need a water softener, we’re here to help you make the decision. We know it’s not always an easy choice. We’re the ones who can help you determine exactly what you need.

Living in Las Vegas, NV means that you probably have issues with hard water in your home. If you want better home plumbing services, we’re going to help you out. We specialize in water softener installation. This is going to help you have a healthier, higher performing home.

What’s Hard Water?

Let’s start off with defining what hard water is. So, yes, water can be “hard.” It depends on the degree of dissolved solids in the water. There is a certain amount of minerals that exist in the water that comes from our municipal water supply. Here in Las Vegas, the water coming from our municipal water supply has high amounts of calcium and magnesium.

The thing about hard water is that it’s bad for your home’s plumbing. It’s not harmful for your personal health. This is something we really like to underscore because it is a concern to many people. It’s fine for you to consume, it’s hard on your pipes. We’ll explain why below…

How Hard Water Hurts Your Home

Now, let’s discus why hard water hurts your home.

We talked about how minerals exist in your home’s water. The real problem with the minerals comes into play when they’re left inside of your pipes. The minerals are going to settle eventually and create a layer of sediment that creates a film inside your pipe that’s going to decrease the water flow going through your plumbing. Hard water can create low water pressure and higher water bills as a result. You never want to struggle to get the water pressure you’re looking for. If you are, then you should absolutely schedule an appointment with our professionals.

Should You Get a Water Softener?

This is the question on your mind if you’ve found this article. You should get a water softener if you notice the following:

  • Scratchy, Dull Clothing: Every time you wash your laundry at home, you start to notice that your clothes are dull, scratchy, and slow deteriorating is quality. If you’ve switched your laundry detergent a couple of times already, it’s time for you to look toward your water itself. Hard water causes these problems.  
  • High Water Bills: Have you noticed that you have high water bills in your home? Is there a clear reason for this? If this answer is no, then your problem stems from hard water.
  • Dirty Dishes: Your dishes always have a remnant of something left behind on them. It’s white and almost chalky. This is a hard water problem.
  • Low Water Pressure: Have you noticed that your home’s water pressure is just too low? You have to spend too much time and money trying to get a decent level of water to come out of your home’s pipes. This is bad news.

Contact Bumble Breeze today for your home’s water softening services.

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