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Hardness is dissolved rocks and minerals that makes its way into your plumbing via the hydrological cycle. Estimate the pounds of dissolved rock that goes through your piping, plumbing, fixtures, and appliances each year.
A Signature Series Triple Treat Water System is an efficient and economical solution for your hard water problems. The best solution for hard water problems is one that works by eliminating the problem completely. Constructed using the best components and materials from US based manufactures, Safeway Water Brand systems are assembled in Ocala, Florida and are built and designed to last.
Our Signature series water softener is no exception to our commitment to quality, using proven salt based technology to remove the minerals in your water that cause scale build up. Since both well water and city water may contain hardness minerals, after all they are generally from a similar source, the benefits of having soft water are noticeable. Not only will you save money at the grocery store and use less chemicals battling the effects of hard water, but your sensitive skin, appliances, shower heads, fixtures, and plumbing will thank you!
Depends, most people in the United States have some level of hardness. If you are replacing or having service done to appliances like hot water heaters and coffee makers; fixtures or plumbing due to scale; then you most likely could benefit from a water softener.
Plumbers are often the first people to recognize hard water. The scale build up in a hot water tank is the #1 reason for failure (after all, how many moving parts are in a hot water tank?) Plumbers see the effects of hard water in fixtures, appliances, plumbing, valves or anything that has water flowing through it. Preventing the scale build up will potentially eliminate the need for emergency repairs.
Water described as “hard” is high in dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. Hard water is not a health risk, but a nuisance. Your would likely see calcium build up like spots on your glasses, scale around your faucets and hose connections, or even a layer of soap scum around the lip of your tub.
Note: 1 grain of hardness = 0.0001 lbs of rock in a gallon of water.
A grain of hardness is just a way to measure the level of hardness in your water. It represents a 1/10,000th of a pound of ,basically, dissolved rock in a gallon of water. A family of four with 10 grain hard water may have as much as 110 lbs of dissolved rock passing through and depositing on their plumbing annually.
Water is known as the universal solvent, it wants to dissolve everything it touches. What water passes through the Hydrological cycle it dissolves minerals and rock such as limestone and becomes hard.
Mineral deposits in/on plumbing fixtures and appliances
AKA “Soap Scum”; where calcium combines with soap to form insoluble calcium soap. Sticks to skin, fixtures and fabrics (Bathtub ring, dinginess in clothing).
Hard water will form scale over time naturally, however the additional heat from an appliances’ heating element(s) accelerates the process.
Scale on heating elements reduce efficiency by reducing the heat transfer capability of the element, which results in higher utility bills.
FYI – “Heat allows CO2 to break away from soluble bicarbonate, Ca(HCO3)2, leaving insoluble CaCO3 which sticks to surfaces of heaters, boilers, distillers…etc.”
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