Water Softener Installation is Important
Does your skin feel scratchy after you bathe? Have you grown weary of water spots plaguing your tiling and silverware? You may have a hard water problem. Our water softener installation in Long Grove, IL, has become an effective intervention that protects plumbing and improves quality of life. Learn about the advantages of water softening and see if it is a right investment for your property.
Hard Water: A Primer
When there is an abundance of calcium and magnesium in your water, it is considered “hard.” These minerals react with the water in your plumbing, forming solid deposits. They can react with household soaps and detergents. You might have a hard water problem if you experience the following symptoms:
- Stains on your tile and drains
- You feel stick and scratchy after you bathe
- You have water spots on your silverware and plates after cleaning
- “Scale Buildup” forms on your faucets and plumbing fixtures
The Solution: Work with a Conditioning Company
Make your property more comfortable, attractive, and efficient by installing a water softener system. Equipped as part of your plumbing, these systems have filters, conditioners, and anti-scaling technology that reverse the effects of water hardness. Request a consultation with our conditioning company today at (847) 965-1000. We can help you determine if a water softener is right for your home or business.
Dealing with hard water can be a major hassle – especially when it comes to cleaning up the gross-looking mineral deposits on your faucets. We are here to show you how to clean up those hard water deposits with items that you probably already have in your pantry, and how to prevent mineral buildup in the future.
Cleaning the Faucets
Hard water can make brand new faucets look dingy, but you can remedy it with vinegar. Here’s how:
- Soak a clean rag in vinegar. Place the rag over the hard water deposits and let it sit for about an hour.
- Grab a non-scratch sponge. Scrub the faucet, using plenty of water and focusing the areas with the most buildup. You may need to repeat this process a few times to get all of the mineral build-up
Cleaning the Aerator
If your faucet’s water pressure is low or sprays water erratically, your aerator is clogged with hard water deposits. Here’s how to clean it using an old toothbrush and vinegar:
- Remove the aerator. Be careful not to scratch or dent it.
- Pay close attention to how the parts fit together and take notes if necessary.
- Remove loose debris. Then rinse the aerator thoroughly with water.
- Place the aerator in a container of vinegar overnight.
- Grab an old toothbrush. Scrub remaining debris and rinse with water, then reassemble the aerator.
Be sure to check the water flow when you’re done to ensure that you reassembled the aerator correctly and that you removed all of the hard water.
If you’re sick of dealing with hard water deposits on your faucets and appliances, call Chicagoland Water Conditioning at 847.965.1000 for water softener installation in Long Grove, IL, and the surrounding areas.