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Apr
16

What Should I Do About Water Hardness?

Many commercial and domestic water users are concerned about the hardness of their water. Hard water requires more soap and synthetic detergents for home laundry and washing, and contributes to scaling in boilers, water heaters and industrial equipment. Hardness is caused by compounds of calcium and magnesium, and by a variety of other metals. Water is an excellent solvent and readily dissolves minerals it comes in contact with. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in a solution. Calcium and magnesium dissolved in water are the two most common minerals that make water “hard.”

The hardness of water is referred to by three types of measurements: grains per gallon, milligrams per liter (mg/L), or parts per million (ppm). Water in The Orange County area is considered ‘very hard’ at 10-14 gpg.

If you are experiencing hardness problems, call the Los Angeles Plumber in LA, Patriot Plumbing! We will send a qualified technician to your home or business and assess the situation, and will install a water softener for you. A water softener does just that; it softens the water. Water softening is the reduction of the concentration of calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal cations in hard water. These “hardness ions” can cause a variety of undesired effects including interfering with the action of soaps, the buildup of lime scale, which can foul plumbing, and galvanic corrosion. So, in order to keep these contaminates from building up, call Patriot Plumbing Orange county CA, we can address all your water hardness issues.