PHOENIX, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southwest United States is renowned world over for its unique majestic beauty. It is also known for its inhospitable and rugged landscape. Building and maintaining large cities in the Southwest is no easy task, yet it is one that has been accomplished. However, residents of Arizona and the Southwest as a whole face adverse conditions as a result of living in the region. On such condition is hard water.
Arizona soil is replete with two common minerals, magnesium, and calcium. As groundwater percolates, minerals dissolve and hop along for a ride. The result is hard water – or water with high mineral content. Although hard water poses no health risks, it can cause consumers a wide range of problems. Parker & Sons, a local Phoenix homer services company, speaks about hard water.
"The severity of hard water is measured in grains-per-gallon, or as we call it in the industry, GPG. Here in the Southwest, it isn't uncommon to see water with a GPG content of 22! Essentially, that means we have some very hard water. Homeowners and renters who do not have a home water softener or water purification system are probably very familiar with the tough, white residue left over by hard water," said Josh Kelly, of Parker & Sons.
If hard water is not addressed it can cause damage to a plumbing system. Mineral buildup accelerates the deterioration of pipes. It also restricts water flow cause the buildup of pressure within the plumbing system.
Ion exchanging water softeners remove calcium and magnesium ions, those present here in Arizona, from water and replace them with sodium ions. The resultant water has been softened but has a higher sodium content. It is important to note, if individuals are on a low-sodium diet as prescribed to them by a doctor, they may wish to consult the physician before using an ion exchange water softener.
"There are many different options when it comes to dealing with hard water. We suggest doing researching and picking out the method that is best for your home. It is always a good idea to consult with a professional, especially when it comes time to install your water softening system. Quality of life will improve almost immediately. Say good-bye to unsightly white deposits on your dishes and glassware. Say hello to clean, soft, delicious tasting water," Josh Kelly later added.
About Parker & Sons
Keeping You Comfortable With Expert Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Service Since 1974. Parker & Sons has been serving homeowners and businesses in Arizona for over 40 years and is recognized nationally.
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