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Water Softening in Chicagoland

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Water supplies oftentimes contain hard minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Hard water can leave spots on your dishes, irritate your skin and cause many other problems. A water softener is a device that is plumbed right into your home water intake. Water softeners operate on the ion exchange process where water passes through a media bed containing small plastic resin beads that is supersaturated with sodium. When water passes through this media bed, hard minerals such as calcium and magnesium attach to the beads and don’t pass through into your water supply. Sodium has a weaker attraction to the beads so it is released into the water, leaving your water softer and calcium and magnesium free.

Signs Your Chicago Home has Hard Water

If you have hard water, you may be encountering some of these issues:

  • Do your clothes feel harsh or scratchy? Hardness minerals can combine with the dirt on your clothes to form insoluble salts. Washing clothes in hard water can also lead to them having a shorter life
  • Limescale build up. Using a water softener can decrease limescale buildup in your bathtub over time and help you avoid the additional cost of limescale cleaning products
  • Appliances that use water such as water heaters and washers can also be negatively impacted by hard water, making them less efficient due to buildup of hardness minerals. This can lead to costly repairs or increased electric or gas bills
  • Scale can also build up on the inside of pipes, reducing your water pressure
  • Do you find that your water dries out your hair or skin? When using soap in your hard water shower, it can react with soap to form a sticky scum which may trap dirt and lead to skin irritation

Call Precision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, and we will install a water softener for you!

Benefits of Water Softening

Installing a water softener system in your home can fix the problems caused by hard water by removing the hardness minerals. Call your local Chicago water department to find out more details about the hardness of your water. Whether you need a softener system installed, or your existing softener repaired or replaced, Precision Plumbing, Heating and Cooling will fix it fast and fix it right. Our professional plumbers can assist you at all times of day, and even on the weekends. We proudly serve suburban Chicagoland… Is today soon enough?