Water Quality Testing, Filtration and Softening Solutions
Common Problems From Hard Water
If you live in the San Antonio area and you don’t have a water softener or water filtration system, you have likely experienced some of the problems associated with the area’s hard water. Here are some of the most common issues we see occur from hard water:
- Hard water stains on surfaces prone to getting wet (tubs, glass shower doors, dishes, etc.)
- Mineral buildup in pipes
- Residue buildup in hair
- Dry or irritated skin
Water Softener vs. Water Conditioner
While water softeners and water conditioners are often used interchangeably, the two terms are not the same. A water softener is a system the completely removes the minerals like magnesium and calcium that cause hard water in the first place in a process known as ion exchange.
On the other hand, a water conditioner system does not get rid of these particles, but they do neutralize them. Water conditioners create an electric field that alters the ions in the water and causes it to lose its ability to create limescale.
What Are Reverse Osmosis Water Systems
Reverse osmosis systems typically work in conjunction with regular water filters. They provide an extra layer of filtration and they make the drinking water taste better. These systems work through, you guessed it, reverse osmosis. This just means that water is pushed through a prefilter before it is pushed through a semipermeable membrane to remove dissolved sediments. After that, it goes through one more filter that helps it taste better before going through your faucet.
Water Quality Solutions in San Antonio
For the ultimate water quality in your San Antonio home, speak with the water filtration and softening experts at Parker & Sons Plumbing. We’ll help you to enjoy the purest water quality from your faucets.
We offer a variety of water quality solutions, including:
- Whole-home water filtration installation
- Water softener installation
- Reverse Osmosis Water System Installation
- Water conditioner installation
- Water quality testing
- Water hardness testing
For plumbing and water quality experts, you can rely on Parker & Sons Plumbing.