Crystal Lake Plumber can assist you with measuring water quality as well as selecting and installing the appropriate water quality solutions and repairing them as well. In some places in and around Crystal Lake, McHenry, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Lake County, Northern Cook County, Kane County, and McHenry County, we know that there are some serious issues with hard water. This is especially true when you’re working with well water as opposed to city water. This is why so many of us turn to water quality treatment options.
The hard water in some areas certainly isn’t water you’d want to drink. Many people end up buying water by the jug or bottle. That’s all well and good, but we’re qualified plumbing contractors, and we know that isn’t going to do much to protect your home or business. The problem with hard water is that it contains several heavy metals and minerals, which build up and destroy plumbing. If you notice you have black debris coming out whenever you run the water, for example, that’s most likely the anodes from within your hot water heater, breaking down. Anodes are supposed to last for years. In most areas, you can expect a decent anode to last for 10 or more years. These anodes help keep the heavy water from building up within the tank. In some areas with really hard water, though, these anodes can break down in months.
When these heavy metals and minerals build up within your water heater or plumbing, you run into a whole host of problems. The scale build up can cut down the water flow, lessening water pressure. If enough pressure is trying to go through too small a gap, it can lead for pipes to burst—this is especially more likely when the weather gets cold enough to freeze the water in the pipes. You’re also going to get the buildup on fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing including faucets, toilets, showers, tubs, sinks, drains, refrigerators, water dispensers, and more. This is going to clog them and cause them to break down. Yet another reason having proper water quality testing and solutions is important.
There are plenty of products out there that can be used on your plumbing to enhance your water quality. The one you go with depends on the money you’re looking to invest, your water usage, and how hard your water is to begin with. You might consider water purifiers, water softeners, water conditioners, or reverse osmosis systems. Whatever you do decide to go with, you need to make sure it’s the right water quality solution for you. What works for one does not always work for everyone.
Once you have decided upon and installed a water quality system, there will come times when something goes wrong. That’s okay. That’s what we’re here for. As fully licensed, bonded, and insured plumbing contractors, we can help you select, install, troubleshoot, repair, and replace any water quality solution. It does not matter if you are a residential, commercial, or industrial customer. We are here to help everyone, whether that means scheduling an appointment, providing assistance over the phone, or handling emergency plumbing service calls. Give us a call today at Crystal Lake Plumber.