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It is often the most subtle issues that have the potential to cause the most damage, in life and in plumbing. You may not be aware of it, but your plumbing system may already be grappling with a problem that has the potential to cripple it if you don’t act fast. That problem is lime scale. Fortunately for you, there’s a pretty easy way to fix it.
Axiom Home Services, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of whole house water softener installation and replacement services throughout Albuquerque, NM. If you need a water softener installed or replaced, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our installation specialists. We believe at Axiom Home Services, Inc., you are only as good as your last job.
How Hard Water Works
Water softeners are designed to tackle a specific problem called hard water. Hard water is basically just regular water, but it has a high amount of magnesium and calcium particles in it. As the water flows over a surface, it will deposit tiny amounts of these minerals over time until they start to grow into deposits. That’s lime scale.
The Effects of Lime Scale
Lime scale is most dangerous to your plumbing system, even if it’s harmless to you personally. It’s a problem because it restricts the flow of water through the pipes, lessening the efficiency of your plumbing system by a significant amount. If the lime scale isn’t caught quickly enough, it can harden and become impossible to remove without damaging the pipe irreparably. This is why water softening is sometimes necessary.
Water Softening Systems We Offer
Whole house water softeners come in a variety of different types and styles, including:
- Ion Exchange: An ion exchange water softener is a system designed to replace the particles of magnesium and calcium in the water with something benign. Namely, salt. It’s not enough salt for you to taste it in the water, but it is just enough to prevent the formation of lime scale in your pipes.
- Reverse Osmosis: Also used as a general water filtration system, reverse osmosis filters have a membrane thick enough to block the particles of magnesium and calcium from entering the home with the rest of the water. This is a good option if you’re considering water filtration for other reasons, as a reverse osmosis system also prevents a lot of other harmful materials from making it into your home’s plumbing system.
If You Need Water Softening, Contact Us
Even though hard water is not a personal health threat, the lime scale that it creates has the potential to absolutely ruin your plumbing system. You don’t want to allow the scale to take hold in your pipes. If it does, you’ll have a much harder time getting it out after the fact.
Trust Axiom Home Services, Inc. to take care of all of your water softening needs. We install and replace whole house water softeners of all kinds throughout Albuquerque, NM. If you need a water softening system, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our installation specialists or to request an estimate.