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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.

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.

Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems

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If you are interested in a new home water filtration system a reverse osmosis system should be on the top of your list. It is no secret that bottled water tastes better than tap water, the type of water most often used by bottled water companies is reverse osmosis water.

What is Reverse Osmosis?

Reverse osmosis (RO) is the process of removing impurities from water by passing it through a semi permeable membrane. The thin membrane screens out impurities and contaminants allowing only clean water to pass through, the impurities are then flushed down the drain.

Advantages of RO

-Removal of impurities
-Improves taste, odor, and appearance of water
-Environmentally friendly
-Consumes very little energy
-Very convenient and easy to clean
-Removal of dissolved minerals, metals and particles benefits the plumbing system

Here is a little more information on a couple of the RO systems we offer

Ultima VII

Ultima 7 white

Where can I purchase an RO system or replacement filters and membranes?

City Wide Plumbing can assist you with all your RO needs, from replacement filters and membranes to new reverse osmosis systems. Conveniently servicing Scottsdale and the surrounding area, contact City Wide Plumbing at (480) 966-8795 and we can schedule an appointment today.

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