Before water enters your home through your water line, it goes through extensive treatment by the city. Any harmful chemicals are filtered out, along with most other substances. As thorough as this treatment is, however, it is not perfect. There are a number of things that can make it through the city’s treatment and into your home, carried by your water supply. Though they are not dangerous to humans, they can cause serious issues with your plumbing system. Read on to find out more about the problems these substances can cause, and how a water treatment system can mitigate them.
The biggest problem of this type is hard water. Hard water is water that has a high mineral content, often from filtering through certain minerals before reaching the reservoir where it is siphoned. As hard water flows through your pipes, it deposits small amounts of minerals on the inner walls. Over time, these mineral deposits build up into a substance called lime scale. Lime scale increasingly restricts the flow of water through the pipe as it builds. Often, a pipe with advanced lime scale needs to be replaced completely in order to restore full function.
As there isn’t much you can do to make the city’s water treatment process more comprehensive, your best shot at protecting your plumbing is to install a water treatment system in your home. Water treatment systems strain all of the excess minerals out of the water flowing into your home, protecting your plumbing from damage caused by lime scale buildup. If you want to keep your plumbing system in good condition, you should seriously consider water treatment system installation.
If you’d like to install a water treatment system in your home, call Saddleback Plumbing. We provide water treatment systems throughout Orange County, CA.