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It’s Time to Treat Your Water


Nobody likes to think that their home’s water is impure. After all, not only do you use your water every day for cleaning and bathing, but you probably drink it as well. So, you want it to be as healthy as possible, both for the people who live in your home and for your plumbing system.

The truth is, while your water does go through heavy filtration and your municipal water plant, there are many miles for that water to travel until it reaches the taps and the appliances within your home. And therefore, it may need a little help getting as clean and pure as possible to meet your cleaning and drinking standards. Read on as we discuss two types of very important water treatment systems and give us a call when you’re ready for water treatment services!

Whole-House Water Filter

A whole house water filtration system, which can be installed at the main water line right before the water enters the home, strains out all sorts of impurities that the municipal water plant can’t, or that it missed. A whole-house water filter is far superior to a filtering pitcher. Not only does it eliminate more impurities than one of those store-bought solutions can, but it filters out your bathing and cleaning water too–not just your drinking water.

Water Softener

Do you know what hard water is? This is water that has a high level of minerals in it, namely magnesium, calcium, and iron. These minerals are actually harmless to ingest, but they’re not so harmless to your plumbing system! They lead to something called scaling, which will build up within your pipes and plumbing appliances, leading to uneven temperatures for your hot water, clogs, corrosion, and leaks.

To combat this, you’ll want a whole-house water softener!

A water softener, which we provide in two models, the basic system as well as a salt-free water softener, removes mineral content in hard water and improves your quality of life by improving your plumbing systems’ capabilities. Signs that you would definitely benefit from a water softener installation include:

You Notice Dry Skin and/or Brittle Hair After Showering

The minerals present in hard water make it harder for soap and shampoo to break down, and the residue left behind can actually be bad for your skin and your hair. You might notice your skin feels really dry, or potentially even a little itchy with mild breakouts. This can be caused by hard water!

Your Clothing Is Fading Too Fast

As we just stated above, hard water minerals make it hard for soap to break down, and this includes laundry detergent. As a result, your clothes can fade faster than they otherwise would have.

You Notice Spots on Dishes Out of the Dishwasher

That’s right, the problem continues when it comes to your dishes. While your dishes will still be thoroughly sanitized, hard water can leave behind residue, which can show up as faint white spots on dishes and glassware.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online for water treatment in Robins, IA.

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