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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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How Can You Tell When a Water Filtration System Needs Repair?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

water-filtration-rapirsPlumbing problems can come in all shapes and sizes: anything from hard water deposits to a clog in the drain. You can solve a number of issues in your home’s plumbing system with a water filtration system. That can include anything from a reverse osmosis system to a water softener designed to remove mineral deposits in the water.

When placed at the apex of your water pipes, they can make your water cleaner, tastier and healthier. Most of them have comparatively few moving parts and can last a long time with regular maintenance. But sooner or later, every system breaks down, and when they do, you need to call in a team to determine what the repairs should be.

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How Scaling Affects Your Water Heater

Monday, February 12th, 2018

water-heater-tankYou’ve probably heard the term “hard water” before. This may sound a bit frightening in regard to your water quality, but it’s really not so bad for you. Hard water means that the water supply has an excess of calcium and magnesium, and for most people, this is perfectly safe to ingest. While it’s safe for people, however, we cannot say the same for your plumbing.

Scaling—the deposits that get left behind from hard water—can affect your water heater worse than any other part of your plumbing. While you can clean scale out of a faucet with a wrench and some vinegar, it’s not so easy when it comes to your water heater.

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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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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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