Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc Blog: Archive for November, 2019

Heed These Signs You Need a Water Softener

Monday, November 25th, 2019

water-softenerNobody wants to be told there could be something wrong with their water. In fact, it may even be hard for you to believe something is, in fact, wrong with your water. After all, doesn’t it go through heavy filtration at the water treatment plant in your city? Well, yes, but the water has many miles to travel from that plant before it reaches your faucets, and in that time can pick up a number of particles, including minerals that lead to hard water.

Hard water is a name given to water that has high concentrations of calcium, magnesium, and even sometimes iron in it. These minerals are not harmful to ingest. However, they can absolutely affect your quality of life. Hard water can be managed with a water softener as it enters the home. Water softeners are just one of the many water treatment options in Waterloo, IA we offer. How do you know if you need one, though? By checking for the following signs in your home:

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterTank water heaters are the conventional types of water heaters found in most homes—large, noticeable, and sometimes noisy, they’re pretty hard to ignore! As such, you probably know they need professional water heater services every now and then—particularly, maintenance. Scaling, after all, which is the buildup of hard water minerals, can have a major effect on the tank. It leads to problems with pressure, temperature, and eventually, corrosion.

What many homeowners don’t realize, though, is that if they have a tankless water heater, they don’t get to escape the need for maintenance. And much of the maintenance that is done for tank water heaters is also done for tankless systems. Keep reading to learn more!

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