It’s accepted that the Middleton WI area has “hard water” that benefits from a professional water treatment system. Determining which of the systems is right for your situation requires systematic analysis from an experienced plumbing service.
Water Treatment Benefits People and Property
Water is so good for you that the federal government recommends everyone drinks eight, 8-ounce glasses each day. The quality of your water is the key to its health benefits. There are dozens of serious illnesses linked to “bad” water. Threats include not only bacteria, viruses and organic pollutants, but chemical and mineral content.
As good as high-quality water is for you, it is equally beneficial to your household appliances. Installing the appropriate whole house treatment system can save you money by keeping your appliances running at top efficiency and lasting longer. A home water softener can, for example, cut the use of laundry detergent and dishwashing soaps by half or more.
A study commissioned by the Water Quality Research Foundation demonstrated that a water softener can increase the life of water heaters, too. The study showed heaters benefiting from a system to treat the water maintained factory efficiency ratings for up to 15 years. Those with hard water had efficiency reduced by almost 50%. Even showerheads, faucets and drains benefit from fewer clogs and less mineral buildup. Tests showed that with hard water, shower heads had lost 75% of their flow rate in less than 18 months. Some faucets had strainers clogged in little more than two weeks.
The Starting Point For Treatment
There are two distinct locations for water treatment to begin. There’s a system at the point of use, or one at the point where the water enters the building. Each has its benefits and drawbacks.
Point of use devices — These units treat water at the point where it is consumed, providing a final barrier to contaminants before the water is used. They may be filters attached to a kitchen tap or a pitcher storing tap water for later use. The most common technologies employed are activated carbon filtration and reverse osmosis. These devices are commonly recommended for water used in small quantities for drinking and cooking.
Point of entry devices — These are whole house treatment devices like water softeners and larger filtration systems. Treating water as it enters the building is designed for water used in larger quantities for showering, washing clothes and dishes, flushing toilets and similar functions. The common technologies include ion exchange and activated carbon filtration.
Determine Which Plumbing Service Is For You
It’s time for the expert advice of a plumbing and water quality professional if any of the following apply to your water:
- The water coming from your tap doesn’t taste good
- The water from your tap doesn’t smell good
- Your tap water doesn’t provide the kind of lather or suds you need when mixed with soap
- Your water leaves spots or crusty buildup on surfaces
There is no one size fits all solution when your water quality needs improving. With the proper solution, drinking water taste better, soap rinses off in the shower and you dishes are cleaner. As part of a professional plumbing service you can expect state certified water testing specialists who can determine the options best suited to your situation. These specialists will test the water, recommend water treatment solutions, install and maintain the required equipment and be on call for future concerns.
Considerations in the Middleton WI area include:
- Water softeners
- Water filters of various types
- Reverse osmosis systems
- Ultra Violet light treatments
- Chlorination and/or de-chlorination
- Specialized, customized systems
The hard water throughout Dane County – both in municipal water and personal well water – presents challenges best handle by an experienced plumbing organization. Ideally, one that can provide whatever’s necessary for a long list of customers, including:
- Office Buildings
- Apartment Complexes
- Retail Stores
- Car Washes
- Medical facilities
- Manufacturers — tool & die, metal fabrication, printing, etc.
Sauk Plains Plumbing and Pumps is always ready with a complete line of products for installation, maintenance and timely service – including a water quality review and an array of specialized water treatment tools.
When you need plumbing service, call Sauk Plains Plumbing at 608-798-2121, any time, night or day. Our professional staff will respond quickly and efficiently. Protect your home and family with a whole house water treatment system in Cross Plains and Middleton, WI.