9 Ways That Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing and Appliances

November 10, 2020

Do you have hard white residue on your faucets and drains? This is the first visible sign of hard water in San Antonio homes. The water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium that not only build up over time, but the deposits are practically impossible to remove. What you see, though, is just the beginning. There are also deposits of minerals hidden in your plumbing that slowly grow and eventually clog pipes, hoses, drains, and other parts of your plumbing system. Hard water deposits develop in both cold and hot water, but the problem is

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Things to Consider When Upgrading from Tank to Tankless Water Heaters

September 10, 2020

Both tank and tankless water heaters have their unique advantages and disadvantages. The cost of acquisition, routine maintenance and your water consumption are some of the factors you’ll need to consider before upgrading. Apart from this, the water heaters must be properly installed for you to achieve optimum energy efficiency. In this article, we’ll look at factors to consider when upgrading to a tankless system in Bexar County. 1. Temperature Rise and Flow Rate Since they heat water instantly, tankless water heaters are generally more efficient than conventional systems. Because you don’t have to wait for

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Benefits of Water Quality Systems

June 20, 2020

There are several diseases that are caused by poor quality water. When your water has contaminants like viruses, bacteria, organic matter, inorganic matter, and other pollutants, it poses a lot of health risks to you and your family. Though public water treatment facilities have treated the water that flows through your taps, the system may not be able to get rid of all the impurities in it. Some of the impurities can find their way into the water as it flows down the pipes. This is why you need a quality water filter installed in your home. It will provide

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How Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing

October 22, 2019

“Hard water” is what we call tap water containing high levels of suspended minerals like calcium and magnesium. It’s a common issue in the San Antonio area where our water is drawn up from mineral-rich aquifers deep beneath the desert. Although this type of water is perfectly safe to drink, it can cause problems for your home’s plumbing. Take a look at three ways hard water affects your plumbing. 1. Crust Calcium Deposits It’s usually easy to spot a hard water issue because of the characteristic calcium deposit it leaves behind. You may have already noticed

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