No one likes sitting in traffic. The longer you’re stuck on the road, the longer it will take to reach your destination and get on with your day.
Just like traffic gets in the way of our schedules, hard water can get in the way of our comfort and our budgets. With so many fresh water sources in Florida, it’s tough to believe hard water would be a problem. But the truth is much of our Tampa tap water comes from groundwater sources. As water flows through the ground, calcium and magnesium are incorporated into the liquid. This is what makes our tap water hard and problematic for many people.
The most effective way to combat hard water is with a water softener installation in Tampa, FL, or wherever you call home in the Tampa Bay area. Generally speaking, hard water is safe to drink as long as it doesn’t contain other contaminants, such as lead, radon, pesticides, etc. But it’s important to understand the other ways hard water can interfere with your life and put you at a disadvantage.
The appliances in your home are designed to work with water and water only. Calcium and magnesium are unwanted add-ons that are not meant to enter your plumbing fixtures and appliances. Over time, the mineral buildup in your pipes, faucets, dishwasher and washing machine will cause your equipment to prematurely break down. A plumbing repair might have nothing to do with the pipes themselves and everything to do with the minerals passing through them. When you think about how many appliances in your home use water, it’s easy to see how hard water can become a financial issue.
It can cause physical discomfort, too. The minerals in hard water cause a film to develop on the hair and scalp. This prevents moisture from reaching your skin and will cause it to feel dry, itchy and irritated. It can also make your clothes feel itchy and cause the coloring in your clothes to fade.
If your dishes look spotty and dirty even after you thoroughly wash them, your home likely has hard water. The only way to try to remove the spottiness is to diligently hand-dry everything you wash. Otherwise, you have to deal with the embarrassment of setting the dinner table using dirty-looking dishes and utensils. You know they’re clean…but this doesn’t mean your guests will!
All of these issues—appliance repairs, itchy skin and spotty dishes—can be prevented with a whole-house water softener. These systems are designed to target and eliminate the calcium and magnesium present in your water. With the help of a water softener, you can enjoy:
We want you to discover the difference of pure, mineral-free water in your Tampa Bay home. That’s why, for a limited time, we’re offering free water quality tests and estimates for a water treatment service. This includes not only water softeners, but also water filter installations in Tampa, FL, and throughout our service area. Depending on what’s in your water, you might need only a water softener or an additional filtration system to remove other pollutants, such as chlorine, lead, bacteria and more. Either way, we will be happy to test your water for free and provide the insight you need for an effective and lasting water treatment plan.
To take the first step, you can schedule a water quality test through our website or by completing our online contact form. You can also reach us directly by calling Cornerstone Pros at 727.295.3248. Cheers to healthier, better-tasting water for all!