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The saying “out of sight, out of mind” definitely applies to your plumbing system. After all, you don’t see any of it, except when you look underneath your sinks and even then that’s only the tiniest fraction of your plumbing system. Now think of your neighbor’s plumbing system, your neighborhood’s, and your entire town’s. That’s a lot of pipes! When you add in water running through your pipe’s, your neighbor’s pipes, and your entire town’s pipes, that can be overwhelming to fathom the intricacy of it all.

Home Water Solutions with offices in Loveland, Thornton, and Hayden, Idaho, offers the best water treatment solutions with reverse osmosis water filtration systems. While the water you get from your tap may appear clear, there are actually lots of bad guys still lurking in your water that your water treatment facility just doesn’t filter out. Lead, chlorine, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and bacteria are just a few of those contaminants that may still be lurking in your water despite being cleared as okay to drink. In this blog post, we’ll examine how your water quality can affect your plumbing. Contact us today to learn more!

HOW THE QUALITY OF YOUR WATER COULD BE HARMING YOUR PLUMBING

As we mentioned above, your plumbing is mostly unseen, especially the inside of your plumbing, so what goes through it — namely water — and how clean it is will undoubtedly affect it.

Historically, plumbing pipes were made out of clay, cast iron, and galvanized steel. However, these tend to corrode, making your water quality worse. Modern pipes are made from copper, PVC pipes, or plastic, and more recently, cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). These piping materials last longer and resist corrosion. That being said, how does the contaminants in water affect your piping?

Contaminants themselves, such as organic materials, perchlorate, bacteria, cysts, and heavy metals, don’t necessarily themselves cause piping problems. If something was corrosive, it could eat through your pipes. However, water by nature naturally dilutes said contaminant; thus, this would not corrode your pipes. So what does?

Hard Water

In a previous blog post, we investigated the difference between hard and soft water and discovered that hard water has more minerals in it than soft water. Home Water Solutions in Loveland notes that these minerals include minerals from the surrounding rock in your area, such as limestone, chalk, gypsum, calcium, magnesium, and sulfates. These minerals can leave deposits in your pipes that can build up and restrict the flow of water coming into and out of your home. This can increase the water pressure in your pipes, which can then result in a burst pipe, which can cause major flood damage to your home.

WHAT’S THE SOLUTION TO PREVENT BURST PIPES?

If you know you have hard water coming into your home, then you definitely need a whole-house water filtration system. Not only will this water treatment system rid your water of the hard chemicals coming in, but it will also remove all of the unseen bad guys lurking in your water.

One question you might have is what about the water in all of the pipes coming into your home. Since a whole-house water filter system only filters the water coming directly into your home, what about all of that other water flowing through pipe land? Well, water being what it is, unless it is determined that the value of filtering that water with a process such as reverse osmosis is valuable enough to install network wide, you still might have clogged pipes elsewhere. As you can imagine, with millions of miles of pipeline laid down all throughout the plumbing system, it is just impossible to check all of it for buildup.

THE HOME WATER SOLUTIONS “SOLUTION”

Home Water Solutions is passionate about bringing the highest quality water to your home or business. With locations in Loveland, Thorton, and Hayden, Idaho, we do our best to ensure you and your family are drinking water free from contaminants and pollutants that can build up in your system like the build up in the piping system and cause problems on down the road.

With our whole-house water treatment system, you can rest assured that you and your family are drinking the best water possible. We use reverse osmosis, a process that uses the tiniest membranes to rid your water of every bad guy around. The results are absolutely amazing.

Home Water Solutions invites you to try for yourself our amazing whole-house water filtration system in the Loveland, Thornton, and Hayden areas. We offer free water quality tests, so you can find out what bad guys are lurking in your water. Reverse osmosis yields the best tasting water and the best water for cooking in, as well as clothes that are not washed in harmful chemicals. Schedule your free water quality test today and begin to experience the most delicious water imaginable!