Hard water is a prime contributor to plumbing problems in the Southwest, particularly here in the Phoenix area. Water is considered “hard” when it contains high levels of calcium and magnesium.
The experts at Pipetech Plumbing, a leading contractor serving the greater phoenix area, say these minerals build up over time and can cause any number of issues, from annoying to severe.
The water heater is one of those home appliances most susceptible to the impacts of hard water. Over time, sediment will build up in the tank, reducing the storage capacity. That means the tank will start storing less hot water and running out of hot water faster.
The sediment from hard water will also cause the tank to corrode faster and diminish the lifespan of the water heater.
“Here at Pipetech, we recommend having water heaters flushed out periodically by a professional,” Pipetech says. “Another option is installing a tankless water heater. Not only do they last longer, but only heat water as you need it, so it’s much more effective.”
Hard water can also clog pipes over time as it builds up. These clogs can get very tough and that liquid drain cleaner will not be enough to adequately clean out clogged drains. The best solution is having drains cleaned by a professional contractor.
“Pipetech offers the most comprehensive plumbing tune-up in the industry,” Pipetech says. “This includes a Bio Line drain treatment, water heater flush, pressure test and a careful inspection.”
The key to maintaining a well-functioning plumbing system is to have proper maintenance perfomed periodically and to call a plumber as soon as something starts acting up. In some cases, hard water has built up in pipes over time so that only a small sliver of an opening remains. This could lead to a full blockage that could damage pipes and lead to costly damage.
About Pipetech Plumbing
Pipetech Plumbing is a leading provider of plumbing repair, maintenance and installation in the greater Phoenix area.
The company can be reached at 602-765-PIPE.
Company Name: Pipetech Plumbing
Contact Person: Pipetech
Address:3045 N. Colorado St.
Country: United States