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Why is Central Texas Water so Hard?

Central Texas homeowners have heard a thing or two about hard water. It’s an unavoidable part of living in the area. But what makes water hard and why is it so prevalent in Central Texas? Parker & Sons Plumbing can answer these questions.

What Makes Water “Hard”

Hard water is the term used for water with high mineral content, meaning it has more magnesium and calcium than water in other areas. The more minerals are dissolved into water, the “harder” it gets. Hard water is common across the entire nation, whether your water comes from a well or the city. You likely have hard water if:

  • Dishes have a white, chalk-like residue on them
  • Stains and limescale buildup occur on faucets and in sinks, toilets and showers
  • Soap doesn’t lather very well
  • Clothes and linens wear out faster than normal

Why does Central Texas have such hard water?

Hard water is common in Texas, but the water in Central Texas is typically harder than in other areas. Many homeowners in the area wonder why this is. The simple source of our hard water problems in Central Texas is the presence of large formations of limestone, a mineral-rich rock, in the area. While this rock does a great job of filtering water into our aquifers, the water collects a lot of minerals from it.

How to Prevent Hard Water

Because the water in Central Texas is so hard, many homeowners see water softeners as a necessity rather than a luxury. Water softeners, which are used for hard water treatment, use salt to extract minerals from your water before it flows into the home for use, turning it into “soft water.” With a water softener, you can avoid hard water stains, limescale buildup and other problems caused by the minerals in hard water. You’ll even notice healthier skin and hair once you have soft water.

In the Texas Hill Country, water softeners are a must-have appliance. Parker & Sons Plumbing has been serving San Antonio and surrounding areas for years, providing expert plumbing and water softener installation services to residents.

Contact us today if you have any questions or if you want to schedule an appointment.

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We know that time is of the essence with any plumbing job, so we make sure to provide efficient and reliable service.
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We value your safety and peace-of-mind. That's why we are fully licensed and insured so you know that you are protected for every plumbing job.
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We offer up-front pricing so you are never blindsided by unexpected fees and costs. We make sure all of our pricing is fair and affordable.

What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

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Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

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Amazing Service!!!

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I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

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I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

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Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

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