Does adding a water treatment system to your Cross Plains WI or Middleton WI home make sense? If you have “hard water” the answer is yes. And, you can be assured the water in southern Wisconsin is “hard.” A home treatment system makes a big difference. For many homeowners their water treatment unit is a specialized pitcher stored in the refrigerator. That works to filter limited amounts of drinking water, but leaves the rest of the household water supply untreated. Impurities in the water continue to flow through dishwashers, washing machines, faucets and showers. You want clean water everywhere for your family, guests and pets don’t you? For complete protection a whole-house system is the answer.
For years medical professionals have proclaimed water is so important to your health you should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses every day. Of course, the quality of the water is key to its health benefits. In addition, as beneficial as high-quality water is to people and pets, it’s equally valuable to appliances and indoor plumbing. Look at it this way: treating your water doesn’t cost, it pays. A water softener, for example, can cut the use of laundry detergent and dishwashing soaps by half or more. It protects your pipes and hot water heater, too. A Water Quality Research Foundation study demonstrated that hot water heaters linked to a softened water system maintained factory efficiency ratings for up to 15 years. Those with hard water had efficiency reduced by almost 50%.
Every showerhead, faucet and drain benefits from fewer clogs and less mineral buildup. Tests show with hard water, shower heads can lose up to 75% of their flow rate in less than 18 months. Some faucets with strainers clog in as few as two weeks. Are you tired of cleaning these faucet elements too often?
Selecting The Right Water Treatment System
Water treatment customarily takes place in one of two places: where the water enters the house and where you use it. The type of treatment device changes with location. Each has benefits and limitations. Consider the following:
- Point of Use – small filtration units installed on faucets treat water where you use it. They provide final barriers between contaminants and users. There are also pitchers in the refrigerator – filled with tap water – in addition to those attached to kitchen taps. These point of use filters use carbon filters and reverse osmosis technology. They’re ideal for small uses like drinking and cooking.
- Whole house system at Point of Entry – this category includes water softeners and large filter systems. Treating water as it enters your home protects people, pets and property. Large quantities of water for laundry, dish washing, flushing toilets and taking baths and showers is treated efficiently. Carbon filters are also used as well as high-tech ion exchange systems.
Effective water treatment Verona residents realise is no longer just a luxury, it is becoming a requirement for local homes. And, as technology progresses, residential water treatments get more and more reliable.
How do you know a treatment system is right for your home? Water testing is the first step. A professional test is the basis for creating the right treatment plan.
Know What You Need – Get A Water Test
Accurate testing leads to appropriate treatment to provide clean water for your family and pets. Treated, filtered drinking water tastes better, soap rinses of in showers, clothing is cleaner and dishes come from dishwashers with fewer water spots.
Failing to test household water, especially if you get water from a private well can allow dangerous chemicals to remain in the water supply. Without treatment, impurities will make their way into your home causing mineral build-up in expensive appliances, including your water heater.
Seek professional testing from a licensed plumbing service if you notice any of the following:
- Tap water doesn’t taste “right.”
- Your tap water has a peculiar smell.
- You don’t get the kind of lather you want in the shower or suds in the sink or washing machine.
- There’s always a ring around the bath tub.
- You have a crusty build-up on faucets and surfaces.
- Laundry isn’t rinsing properly.
Municipal water gets treated before it reaches your house. If you have a private well, the water doesn’t get this early treatment. It may be unnerving, but even municipal water can contain particles and organisms that collect in pipes. In-home water treatment systems protect against contaminants city water can carry as well. These contaminants can impact your family’s health, skin and hair. They also can put pets, fixtures and plumbing at risk. These impurities may include arsenic that can damage skin and cause serious health issues. Professional filters also remove nitrates – especially important in private well water – that are a serious risk to small children.
Water Treatment System Installation
There’s no one size fits all solution for water treatment Middleton WI home’s. But, the right choice makes a big difference – your tap water tastes better, shampoo rinses better, dishes are cleaner and clothing comes out brighter. While water filters and water softeners can be installed as a do-it-yourself project, it’s not ideal. When you select a professional plumbing service you begin with a certified water test and move forward with recommended treatment. Equipment is installed correctly, specifically to treat the needs of your home. In addition, your plumber will troubleshoot your entire home’s plumbing, looking for any part needing attention before the installation is done. Treatment recommendations may include:
- Water softeners
- Water filters of various types
- Reverse osmosis systems
- Ultra Violet light treatments
- Chlorination and/or de-chlorination
- A combination of specialized, customized systems
The hard water in southern Wisconsin, both in municipal water and personal well water, challenges treatment systems.
Sauk Plains Plumbing & Pumps has skilled, licensed plumbers to help you review your water treatment needs. Beginning with water testing, our plumbers will determine the correct water filter or water softener for your home. And, they’ll install it properly, test it and maintain it for problem-free operation. Protect your prized possessions – people and pets included. They are all worth the extra effort, aren’t they?
Call Sauk Plains Plumbing at 608-798-2121 and we’ll evaluate your home’s water delivery system. Our certified plumbers can install a water treatment system ideal for your Cross Plains WI, Verona, Waunakee or Middleton WI home.