Comprehensive Water Softener Services for Residents in Ocala
Hard water wreaking havoc on your plumbing appliances and putting stress on your skin? Give us a call to see if your home could benefit from a whole-home water softener!
While there are many benefits to living a rural lifestyle in Ocala, FL, one of those benefits is not dealing with hard water. Hard water occurs when your water supply has excess minerals such as magnesium and calcium. These minerals cause many issues throughout the home ranging from inconvenient to seriously problematic.
Service Plumbing offers exceptional home water softener services. We will assess your water and present options for you that will eliminate the problems created by hard water in the home.
How Does Hard Water Impact Your Home?
You’ve heard the term “hard water” but how does it physically manifest in the home?
Some signs that you have a hard water problem and could benefit from a water softener installation include:
- Dry skin.
- Difficulty lathering soap.
- Water that smells and tastes bad.
- Uncomfortable “raw” feeling showers and baths.
- Noticing brown or red stains on clothes coming out of the laundry.
Although these are all inconvenient problems, the most dangerous of all hard water issues is scale. Scale is a crusty deposit that builds up on your plumbing appliances, faucets, and pipes. It is the result of the minerals precipitating out of the water. Scale is dangerous because it corrodes your pipes and fixtures, leading to extreme damage and premature replacements. A whole-house water softener installation will eliminate these problems for good.
Current Water Softening Options
Water softening options have come a long way in recent years, offering homeowners a variety of effective solutions to combat hard water problems.
One popular option is salt-based water softeners. These use an ion exchange process to remove minerals such as calcium and magnesium from the water.
Another option is the salt-free water conditioner, which utilizes a catalytic process. Essentially, it transforms minerals into crystals that do not stick to surfaces, effectively reducing the harmful effects of hard water.
Electronic water softeners are also gaining popularity. They use an electromagnetic field to alter the structure of the minerals, preventing them from sticking to surfaces.
We provide different options for your plumbing needs so you can make an informed decision that's right for your home.
Our team has the knowledge and skill set to fix any plumbing issue that you're dealing with!
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Can I repipe my home myself?While it is possible to repipe a home yourself, it is not recommended, as it can be a difficult and dangerous process. Repiping a home requires working with water and pipes, which can easily lead to accidents if not done correctly. It is best to leave this job to the professionals.
What should I do if my water pressure is low?If your water pressure is low, you may need to call a plumber to have your water pressure checked. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a clogged water filter or a leaky faucet. It's important to address low water pressure as soon as possible, as it can lead to water waste and increased energy costs.
How often should I clean my drains?It is recommended that you clean your drains every six months. However, if water is backing up into the tub, sink, or toilet in your home when you flush it, then you need to call a plumber right away to clean the drain. If water backs up into your sink then it's probably coming from your shower and vice versa. Cleaning out the lines will prevent water from backing up into your home.
What is the best way to clear a clogged grease drain?
There are a few effective ways to clear a grease-clogged drain.
- Use boiling water and dish soap to break up grease buildup.
- Pour water mixed with baking soda into the drain, then pour vinegar on top of it to get a chemical reaction that breaks down grease.
- Drain cleaners can also remove water buildup and hard water scale.
- Plumbers recommend using a water-powered mechanical drain cleaner to clear clogs altogether. These machines are easy to use and clear away any type of clog quickly.
For a badly clogged drain, you may need to hire a professional plumber that can clear out the drain with special equipment.
What are the different water heater sizes?
Water heaters come in a variety of sizes, and the size you need depends on how much water your household uses. Here are some general water heater size guidelines:
- If you use less than 40 gallons of water per day, a 40- or 50-gallon water heater will be large enough.
- If you use between 40 and 80 gallons of water per day, a water heater with a capacity of 60 or 80 gallons will probably be required.
- If you use over 80 gallons of water per day, an 85-gallon water heater should provide an adequate supply.
Note that these are general guidelines only; how much water your household actually uses may vary. To be sure you have the right water heater size, consult with a plumbing professional.