Poor water quality can have an incredibly negative effect on the lifespan of your plumbing. If not corrected, mineral buildup can shorten the life of your water-using appliances, fixtures and pipes. Here are a few reasons you should consider taking advantage of water conditioning services.
Let’s face it. Our most-needed appliances are expensive, and as buyers, we try to make them last as long as possible. Low-quality water can actually decrease the life of your most expensive devices.
Blocked Water Lines
Have you ever looked at the hook-ups on your water-fed appliances? The water connection supplies water to appliances like dishwashers and washing machines. If that water source is compromised, it can cause problems for your entire machine.
Low-quality water often contains calcium and other foreign minerals. When this water is used over a long period of time, it can start to cause unwanted calcium and limescale buildup in the water lines. Too much buildup causes clogs, blockages and other structural problems.
Decreased Energy Efficiency
Low-quality water can also negatively affect the energy efficiency of your appliances. Those pesky minerals and deposits in your H20 can actually force devices that heat water to work much harder. Instead of the appliance just heating conditioned, clean water, it has to work to also heat the other foreign minerals. When all’s said and done, you’re left with wasted energy and a higher electricity bill.
Also, keeping your water unconditioned costs you money in soap and other cleansers. Conditioned water helps cleaning agents lather better in your washer, dishwasher and other cleaning appliances. The better the lather, the less soap you have to use and the the more energy you’ll save.
Poor-quality water could be draining the life out of fixtures all over your house.
Stains and Spots
No one likes to see their sinks, toilets, tubs and showers looking gross because of their water. The minerals in low-quality water can produce spots and film on your fixtures. Unsightly “rings” and stains that come from rust in your water can appear near drains and around the entire apparatus. The longer the water leaves these marks, the more difficult it may be to remove them.
Don’t pay for costly new fixture installations. Water treatment can help eliminate your problems with stains and help your fixtures stay clean longer.
The mineral collection from calcium and other deposits, which was mentioned earlier, is not only ugly, but also a hindrance. If the buildup gets bad enough, it can actually cause your faucets and shower heads to stop functioning properly. A water conditioning system will help prevent the amount of buildup and extend the life of your faucets, shower heads and handles.
Before the poor-quality water even gets to your appliances and fixtures, it does quite a number on your pipes.
We know that the mineral buildup and foreign chemicals can cause clogs, but did you know it might also be corroding your pipes, plugs and valves? If acid makes its way into your water supply, it can result in damaged and thinning pipes. Leaks and breakages can occur if the water is left unconditioned.
Water Flow Restriction
Mineral buildup from low-quality water can cause a collection of hard water scales in your pipes. The substance lines your pipes and can get severe enough lead to low water pressure. Poor water flow causes your appliances to work insufficiently and may even cause permanent damage.
Water conditioning can reduce the amount of calcium and magnesium in your water, decreasing the amount of mineral buildup. Contact a professional at Brenneco Plumbing today to discuss increasing the life of your pipes, appliance and fixtures.