Our water treatment services are essential for many Litchfield County homes due to the high water hardness levels. With 112 PPM water hardness, residents in our neck of the woods are at a higher risk of experiencing hard water problems. Our team of expert plumbers uses state-of-the-art technology to analyze and treat your water, keeping your plumbing healthy and safe.
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Frequently asked questions
What are the signs of a hard water supply?Hard water contains high levels of minerals that cause rusting in your pipes and plumbing appliances. Hard water could even block pipes as calcium sediments build up on the inner surfaces. You can tell your water supply is hard when: The water tastes salty. Hard water is not poisonous, but it tastes terrible. You may need to keep buying bottled drinking water. You observe white mineral spots. Hard water leaves white spots on utensils. If you boil such water, you’re likely to see white mineral suspensions forming. Soap doesn’t lather in the water. Soap doesn’t lather well with hard water. The minerals saturate the water, and the soap mostly forms scum. Clothes harden after washing. Hard water is not a fabric softener. It can make the fabric of your clothes feel uncomfortably rigid. Washing dries your skin and hair. Hard water is terrible for your hair and skin. Your beauty products are likely to backfire when used with such water. The test confirms it. You can always get a test kit if you want to know the concentration of minerals in your water supply. Your water heater loses efficiency and starts making popping sounds. The calcium in hard water lines the heating coil in your boiler and keeps the water from heating. The calcium layer also traps air. Popping sounds occur as the trapped air tries to escape when the heater is working.
How soon do water softeners start working?Water softeners immediately start working after installation is complete. Our plumbers always bring a test kit to make sure your house has access to soft water. We can even taste it to make sure you should be buying drinking water for your household.
Is hard water a health risk?Hard water may not be a health risk, but it could lead to the discoloration of teeth. While you can use hard water and prevent teeth discoloration with proper dental care, hard water has other effects that could harm your welfare and finances. If you’re not careful, hard water can cause your water heater to explode, so it’s best to err on the side of caution.
How do I know what I need?Every household presents different complexities during installation. Water softeners serve entire households, so we always install them at the main water inlet. Your house could need a small, medium, or large brine tank for the water softener. It depends on: The size of your house The installation of the main water inlet How much water your household consumes Thus, water softener installation costs differ among households.
Should there be water in your brine tank?There’s a reason why Prestige Plumbing Werks doesn’t recommend DIY soft water installations: most DIY installations fill the brine tank with excess water. Never fill your brine tank with water. You need to contact us whenever the brine tank water level goes above the indicated brine line. Your water softener loses effectiveness when there’s more water than the marked level. Always check the brine tank as you continue using your installation.
Can hard water really cause an explosion?It’s rare, but hard water can cause water heaters to explode. Residents in Litchfield County are at more significant risk due to the 112 PPM water hardness. So, how do water heater explosions occur? Water heaters burst due to an intense build-up of pressure. When calcium insulates the heating coil, pressure builds. If you don’t flush the sediments, the pressure could escape in an explosion. It helps to clear away the calcium sediments whenever your heater starts making popping sounds. You can always call on your favorite plumber in Litchfield County to flush water heaters. However, the lasting solution involves installing a water softener. This prevents sediments from accumulating in your boiler, extending its lifetime.
6 Benefits of Water Softener Installation
Water softeners remove hard minerals and make your water user-friendly. Make sure your entire supply goes through the water softener. You don’t want the hard water flowing into your pipes and appliances.
Water softener installation may also reduce household costs in the following ways:
The amount of soap you use will reduce
Soaps and detergents don’t easily lather in hard water. Most of your soap gets wasted by forming soap scum. Softening the water will reduce waste. Your clothes will also feel softer and last longer.
Your pipes and faucet last longer
Removing minerals in hard water reduces rusting in your faucets and metallic pipes, preserving their life for longer.
You'll need fewer beauty products
Softening your water supply means your skin and hair will become more moisturized, lessening the need to spend on certain beauty products.
Your water heater will last longer
Calcium build-up inside your boiler adversely affects its lifespan. Soft water installation reduces the rate of mineral sediments building in your water heater. Besides having a longer lifespan, your heater will work with increased energy efficiency.
Your utensils won't keep staining
Homeowners with hard water are likely accustomed to the chore of replacing stained utensils. Because hard water stains utensils, softening water reduces the need to replace your utensils.
Dishwashers and coffee makers will last longer
Dishwashers and coffee makers don’t last long when you use them with hard water. Rusting and sediment build-up ruin the heating function of these kitchen appliances. Don’t forget that your shower heads fit in this category.