MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Treatment Systems’ Category

How to Tell You Need Water Treatment 

Monday, December 17th, 2018

water-testingA lot of people don’t really like the taste of water much to begin with, but if your water tastes bad, then it might be time for water treatment. Bad tastes and smells in your water can be attributed to an overall problem with your water’s quality, and that can lead to health problems or the deterioration of your plumbing system.

Below, we’ll go over your options for treatment as well as several signs that you need to have your water tested by a Wayne, NJ plumber.

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4 Reasons to Call a Plumber for Water Filtration

Monday, October 9th, 2017

kitchen-sink-faucetMany of us have some way to get clean water without always drinking directly from the tap. Some people feel that tap water tastes just fine, but others prefer bottled water or have some sort of in-home solution, such as a sink attachment that fits onto the end of the faucet or a pitcher that stays on the counter or in the refrigerator.

These can help to make your drinking water more palatable. However, they are not really solutions you can rely on in the long-term. Often, drinking water is not the only concern: the water you use for bathing and brushing your teeth could certainly benefit from filtration as well. Today, we want to help you see the importance of whole-house filtration and treatment services by highlighting 4 reasons you may decide to call a plumber to test and treat your supply.

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Water Conditioners vs. Water Softeners: Which Is the Better Choice?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

drip-water-dropsIf your home has hard water, then chances are: you notice. You might become frustrated when scaling forms around drains, the showerhead, and bathroom and kitchen faucets. Or you may notice the biggest difference when you’re showering and hard water makes it so that soap just doesn’t lather all the way.

In any case, you need to take the right steps to make hard water a problem of the past. As you look up your options for hard water remediation, you might come across two terms: water conditioning and water softening. Typically, these words describe two different types of systems that can lessen the effects of hard water in your home and on your plumbing system, but which one is right for you?

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6 Signs You Need a Water Softener for Your Home

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Clean-Water-HandsToday, most water supplies have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before they get to your faucets. And if you use ground water (a private well), you likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something many people don’t realize is missing from their homes is protection from hard water.

Hard water is the name for water with a high concentration of minerals in it, things like calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to ingest, but may do a world of damage to your plumbing system. Hard water should be taken care of with a water softener as it enters the home, before it gets a chance to put your pipes out of commission. Check out the signs that a whole-house water softener is in your best interest.

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Does a Water Softener Make Sense for Your Home Plumbing?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Many people trust that the water coming into their homes is relatively harmless. While they may use a filter for drinking water, showers and bathroom sinks remain unprotected.

Some of the particulate that plumbers worry about the most are minerals like calcium and magnesium. The truth is that these minerals are not usually harmful to drink or brush your teeth with. But they do cause damage to plumbing systems.

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Are These Contaminants in Your Water Supply?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

The water in your home’s faucets may not be as clean as you think.

Despite the treatment process involved when you get your water from the city’s supply, lingering contaminants could still potentially be found in your water supply. Take a look at some of the most common water contaminants found in homes’ supplies. Could they be in your water?

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How Hard Water Ruins a Plumbing System

Monday, August 8th, 2016

You might already know about how hard water affects your everyday life. Hard water, an excess of calcium and other minerals in the water supply, can ruin the aesthetics of a bathroom or kitchen, and it can make cleaning up a lot harder. Many people notice any of the following issues:

  • Hair and skin that feel dry after a shower.
  • White or yellowish spots around faucets and drains.
  • Water spots on dishes.
  • Soap left behind after a load of laundry.
  • Soap scum in the tub and sink.

And some people even say that food tastes different when you cook with hard water. For the most part, you shouldn’t worry about any negative health effects. However, we strongly recommend that you correct your hard water issues, as it’s much more than an annoyance.

Deposits are left behind in pipes and fixtures

Mineral deposits get left behind in your pipes and fixtures when your water is particularly hard. That same crusty white buildup you might see on your faucets or your sink drains could be lining the inside of your pipes, only these deposits are a lot harder to clean up.

Over time, the volume restricts within the pipes, and you need to replace them much earlier than you normally would since water just cannot get through. It can also ruin connections to clothes washers and dishwashers, or ruin the lining of your water heater.

Invest in a Water Softener

Water softeners replace these minerals with salt ions (a very small amount of salt) so that the minerals are flushed and you don’t have to worry about them damaging costly plumbing components. If you call a plumber for a water softener installation, you get a whole-home system that keeps your pipes healthy throughout the entire home!

Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for quality plumbing services in West Orange and the surrounding areas and to get service from a company that believes in honesty, integrity, and hard work.

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