Happy National Water Quality Month! What… you aren’t as excited as we are?! You should be – this is going to benefit you! During the entire month of August, Dierolf Plumbing and Water Treatment is offering FREE hardness tests to new customers! Here’s why we believe you should get your water tested:

If your shower is leaving your hair and skin feeling dry and you see calcium build up on your water-using appliances, you may have hard water. Hard water is basically dissolved rocks! The Water Quality Association describes hard water as a “quality of water which contains dissolved compounds of calcium and magnesium and, sometimes, other divalent and trivalent metallic elements.”

The scaling you see in your pipes and water heaters are primarily caused by dissolved calcium and magnesium salts. Watch below as Mark

A table showing water hardness in grains per gallon.

explains in a little more detail.

The American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the Water Quality Association established the degree of hardness described by the following chart.

How to Fix Hard Water

How do we fix it? How do we get rid of our hard water?

In the video below, Mark is demonstrating a softener from Water-Right®. It is part of their Impression Plus series. This is how they describe the process of softening your water:

  1. The softener/conditioner directs the flow of your household water through a column of media. The media making up this column is comprised of minute pockets and crevices. The media captures and holds the hardness impurities in the water. When they can no longer hold any more, the system must be regenerated, or recharged.
  2. Next, the media is backwashed to remove any sediment that may have accumulated in the tank. Any sediment is flushed to the drain. In the second phase of the recharge, the media is automatically drenched in a salt solution (brine) which removes the hardness impurities.
  3. If the system is installed outside or in a pump house, dirt and debris, such as cobwebs, insects, etc., may create mechanical issues. You should occasionally remove the control valve cover and brush lightly with a very soft, dry brush.

Call, email, stop by today and let us provide you with a FREE hardness test! (I told you this is something to get excited about – who doesn’t love FREE?!)

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