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Importance of Water Softeners in Arizona

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Arizona is known for its hard water, which contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium.

While hard water is safe to drink, it can cause various issues in homes, such as dry skin, soap scum buildup, and even damage to plumbing fixtures and appliances. Installing a water softener in Arizona homes can offer several benefits and is essential for maintaining the quality of the water supply.

Eliminates Mineral Buildup

One of the most significant benefits of a water softener is that it eliminates mineral buildup in pipes, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. Hard water can cause mineral buildup, which can lead to clogs, corrosion, and even damage. Over time, mineral buildup can cause appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines to break down and require costly repairs or replacement. A water softener can prevent mineral buildup and prolong the life of appliances and plumbing fixtures.

Improves Water Quality

Another benefit of a water softener is that it can improve the quality of the water supply. Hard water can cause a foul odor and bad taste, which can make it unpleasant to drink and use. Softening the water can eliminate these issues and provide a better overall taste and odor.

Saves Money on Energy Bills

In addition to prolonging the life of appliances and plumbing fixtures, a water softener can also save homeowners money on energy bills. Mineral buildup can cause appliances to work harder, requiring more energy to operate. Softening the water can reduce the strain on appliances and allow them to work more efficiently, ultimately reducing energy consumption and lowering energy bills.

Reduces the Use of Cleaning Products

Hard water can also cause soap scum buildup in showers, sinks, and toilets. This can require more cleaning products and more time spent cleaning. Softening the water can reduce the need for cleaning products and make cleaning easier and more efficient.

In conclusion, installing a water softener in Arizona homes is essential for maintaining the quality of the water supply and prolonging the life of appliances and plumbing fixtures.

By eliminating mineral buildup, improving water quality, saving money on energy bills, and reducing the use of cleaning products, a water softener can offer significant benefits to homeowners. Consider hiring a professional plumber to install and maintain a water softener in your home to ensure that you have access to the best possible water supply.

Upgrade Your Water

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If your tap water smells or tastes less than desirable, a Reverse Osmosis System (RO) can be a great solution with several advantages:

  • Improves taste, odor and appearance of your water, straight from the tap.
  • Removes pollutants by flushing them away and does not collect them.
  • Consumes no energy.
  • Uses the latest technology to purify your water.
  • Gives you quality water for pennies per gallon.

Get your free estimate today. Call 480-966-8795 for more information or visit our Reverse Osmosis System web page: https://citywideplumbingaz.com/reverse-osmosis-systems.php

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FAQs for Reverse Osmosis (RO) Systems

What are the differences between a two-stage RO unit and a five-stage RO unit?

The two-stage unit uses two water filters. It is a basic system, and will filter out most impurities. The five-stage unit uses five water filters. You will notice better quality drinking water as it filters out more impurities than a two-stage unit.

What kinds of maintenance will I need to do with a Reverse Osmosis system?

To maintain good, clean drinking water, you’ll want to change your water purifier system filters regularly. We recommend every six months, but that can vary depending on your water usage. Your owner’s manual can provide more specific recommendations as every water system is tailored specifically for your home or business. You can also give us a call for a no-cost evaluation: 480-966-8795.

Clogged filters can create low pressure at your Reverse Osmosis spout, so change your water filters regularly for best results.

Your Reverse Osmosis system also includes a drainage system. If anything blocks the RO drain, your system will stop producing water. Keep the drain clean by removing the blockage, or give us a call: 480-966-8795.

How much does a Reverse Osmosis System cost?

It’s not as expensive as you think, and every system installation depends on your water usage and your water quality. Schedule a free evaluation with one of our technicians. In most cases, we offer same-day service and always provide you with a free estimate. We’ll test your water for hardness and then size a water purification system that’s specifically tailored for your home or business.

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Hardest Water in Arizona

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As you can see in the map above, Arizona is known for having some of the hardest water in the country. Water hardness is measured in Grains Per Gallon (gpg). Water is considered hard when it measures 14.6 gpg.

Here is a list of some Arizona cities and their varying levels of hardness:

Goodyear – 10 – 38 gpg
Mesa – 12 – 22 gpg
Tempe – 8 – 23 gpg
Yuma – 10 – 22 gpg
Scottsdale – 12 – 20 gpg
Chandler – 5 – 20 gpg
Phoenix – 12 – 17 gpg
Gilbert – 12.9 Avg. gpg

If your city is not listed you can visit the US EPA website here, and look for your city’s specific water quality report.

This is a great link to see the effects of hard water vs soft water.

And another link to check out the benefits of installing a Reverse Osmosis system in your home.

City Wide Plumbing

If you feel like the water in your home is too hard or are interested in installing a water softener system contact City Wide Plumbing today for a free consultation. Servicing Phoenix AZ and the surrounding cities for over 30 years, City Wide has all the tools and expertise necessary to help with whatever plumbing problem you encounter. Licensed, bonded and insured, let City Wide be your go-to plumbing guru and leave you with peace of mind.

Call 480-966-8795

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