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Water Softeners in Peru, IN

Peru is a great place to live. Most residents love the small-town feel and proximity to the Wabash River. 

What is Hard Water? 

The water that flows from the faucet of every home in every city in America has to come from somewhere. For some water is supplied from reservoirs and underground aquifers. For others, the water comes from local streams or nearby rivers. Water is a natural substance and while it is always wet, its mineral content will change depending on its environment. The term “hard water” refers to the amount of mineral content in water.

To determine the hardness of water, the different minerals are measured at the water source. Calcium and magnesium are the two minerals most responsible for water hardness. Copper, iron, and chlorine may also be present and can increase the hardness measurement. All water is categorized by the number of minerals present in it when tested at the source.

  • Water is classified as soft if the mineral content is less than 17.0 ppm (parts per million)
  • Water is slightly hard if it has mineral content between 17 and 60 ppm (parts per million)
  • Water is moderately hard at ranges between 60 and 120 ppm (parts per million)
  • Water is considered hard at a range of 120 to 180 ppm (parts per million)
  • Water that exceeds 180 ppm (parts per million) is classified as very hard

Water Hardness in Peru, IN 

Unfortunately, the water in Peru falls in the hard water range on that scale. It is important to note that it is not harmful to consume hard water, however, it’s harmful to our homes. When hard water comes into contact with pipes and other hard surfaces, the minerals can build up. Before long those built-up minerals will cause crusty deposits on showerheads and unsightly stains in sinks, bathtubs, even toilets. Over time, you will also notice;

  • A white scale buildup on plumbing fixtures
  • Colored clothes that fade more quickly
  • Stains on sidewalks and driveways
  • Decreased effectiveness of water-based appliances like coffeemakers
  • More frequent plumbing repairs
  • Decreased longevity of water-based appliances like dishwashers

Although hard water is not harmful to drink, it can wreak havoc on your body. Some common effects of hard water are;

  • Unmanageable hair that is coated with a residue
  • Dry, breakage-prone hair
  • Hair loss
  • Clogged pores caused by the build-up of soap residue on the skin
  • Increased acne
  • Dry, itchy skin because of moisture loss
  • Increased impact of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis

One of the best ways to combat the effects of hard water in a home is to install a water softener.

Water Softener and Its Benefits

Water softeners are a great way to protect the appliances and people in your home from the impact of hard water. They employ a process called ion exchange to change the mineral content of water. Water softeners introduce sodium, which is a positively charged ion to the hard water where it is exchanged with the negatively charged calcium and magnesium ions. The result is soft water.

Adding a water softener to a home is a great way to save money. Consider the average 20-year life span of a water softener and how it can save money by eliminating the negative effects of hard water in other areas of your home during that time. 

  1. Water softener will extend the life of water-based appliances
  2. Decrease the cost of heating and cooling water
  3. Increase the effectiveness of soaps and detergents
  4. Provide cleaner hair and softer skin
  5. Result in softer clothes and less fading
  6. It is easier to clean stains

With the prevalence of hard water in Peru, the best thing you can do for your body and your budget is to add a water softener. The technicians at Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling are quick, efficient, and standing by to meet with you and determine the size and type of system needed in any home. Some of the factors they will consider when determining which system a home needs; the home’s square footage, number of rooms, number of bathrooms, and the condition of the pipes in the home. After our experts assess a home’s needs, they make recommendations to the homeowner. No matter what system is chosen we guarantee no one can beat our prices.

Water Softener in Peru, IN 

Maintaining a home can be expensive. Homeowners that have contacted Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling to install a water softener have been pleased with the results both in their homes and in their wallets. We are conveniently located and available for you. Visit our website for additional information on how we can transform your home.

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