One of the most irritating effects of mineralized water is the hard limescale it leaves behind over time. In San Diego, where the water is especially hard, you’ll see white deposits accumulating on your tub, shower, coffee maker, faucets, washing machine, and more. This buildup is detrimental to the performance of your appliances and can clog faucets and pipes. If you don’t invest in water treatment, you’re going to need expensive repairs and replacements sooner rather than later.
Hard water is no match for John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air. Schedule a salt-free water softening installation with us to prevent mineral accumulation and ensure the longevity of your plumbing and home appliances.
What Is a Water Descaler?
A water descaler, also known as a salt-free water conditioner, is similar to a water filtration system. It prevents hard water minerals from creating limescale using a magnetic field to charge the mineral particles so they remain inside the water instead of transferring to other surfaces in your home. Water descalers are a smart water treatment alternative to water softeners, as they’re easier to install, cheaper to maintain, and better for the environment.
Water softeners and descalers are often confused. A water descaler does not use salt and does not remove hard water minerals from your water supply; it only changes the chemical structure of calcium and magnesium particles so they won’t turn into limescale. Water softeners, on the other hand, replace the calcium and magnesium in your water supply with sodium.
Benefits of a Water Conditioner
We mentioned before that a descaler is less costly to install and maintain, but it also offers the following benefits as well:
- Eliminates water waste and electricity consumption
- Doesn’t produce the slimy feel of softened water
- Keeps beneficial minerals in the water supply
- Doesn’t add sodium to drinking water
- Helps other home appliances last longer
- Keeps soap scum and limescale from accumulating
- Yields cleaner laundry and dishes
- Mitigates need for harsh cleaning chemicals
- No need for salt
A water descaler needs to be properly installed in order to yield the maximum benefits. Trust an experienced plumbing professional from John Stevenson to get the job done right so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your water descaler was installed correctly. When we arrive at your home, you can expect the highest standards of conduct and quality of craftsmanship. Water descaler services only take a couple of hours on average, and our technicians strive to do the job quickly so you can get back to your day.
Why Choose John Stevenson?
When you work with our friendly plumbers, you get a team of background-checked, drug-tested technicians who show up on time and finish the job promptly. They’ll offer you personalized, budget-friendly solutions to your plumbing needs and never talk you into services you don’t need. Our promise to you is to perform the correct water descaling service at an honest price.
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When Should I Search For A Plumber Near Me?A:
John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air recommends scheduling annual plumbing evaluations. Your home is an investment, and it is better to prevent problems before they occur. With an annual inspection, our team can perform an in depth evaluation of all visible plumbing systems to ensure they are in top working condition. However, if you are experiencing high water bills, dripping faucets, no hot water, or gas smells, it is time to call a professional plumber.
Some Common Signs That You Need Plumbing Services
Some residential plumbing issues are easy to spot: active water drips, foul odors, strange sounds from the pipes all indicate something is happening in the system. But, there are more subtle signs that something is going on that requires a specialist. A common plumbing repair in San Diego is slab leaks. Leaks that happen under the foundation of the home. Signs include high water bills, damp floors, warm spots, and sounds of water running when no services are in use.
Common Plumbing Problems
Plumbing can be much more complex than we think. As long as we get hot water from our taps, and everything is working fine, we often don’t think about our plumbing. But, there is a lot going on throughout the home, and it is all connected. Many times, a problem in the toilet is related to the water pressure coming into the home. Some of the most common issues are leaks. Leaks occur when the pipes are older, or plumbing seals are weakened from age and pressure.
Loose faucets, older water heaters, and poorly maintained systems will also lead to problems. If left alone, all of these can lead to burst pipes and major floods in worst case scenarios.
What Are All Of The Components Of A Plumbing System?A:
Plumbing is made up of a complex system connected throughout the home. Residential plumbing services rely on knowledge of uniform plumbing code, extensive math, and engineering. That’s why our team is dedicated to advanced training and education year round. Understanding how pipes are connected, how water and gas comes into the home, and how it is all interconnected is crucial to performing quality and long lasting solutions.
How To Detect A High Water Pressure IssueA:
Excessive water pressure is one of the leading causes of leaks in the home, from minor drips to burst shut off valves. Detecting high water pressure can be done at the main water valve for the home, or at any tap with the proper tools. Our team evaluates water pressure on every service to ensure homeowners do not experience emergency plumbing problems. Often, a homeowner will discover water pressure problems only after a leak has occurred, which is why it is important to have regular plumbing evaluations.
What To Do When Pipes Start Making Weird SoundsA:
Banging, knocking, and hissing pipes all have something to say. Often, it is an indicator of a leak happening somewhere in the system, and they can be linked to high water pressure. When strange sounds are coming from your system, call the experts at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air.
What are Plumbers and What Do They Do?A:
Plumbers are professionally-trained, skilled people who repair, maintain, and install pipe systems. Water heaters, bathtubs, toilets, drains, showers, and faucets are just a few of the things that plumbers are trained to service. Our John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air plumbers are high-quality, certified professionals who will come to your home to help you with any of your plumbing repair, maintenance, or installation needs.
How Long is a Water Heater Supposed to Last?A:
All water heaters are designed to last several years before they need to be replaced, but unexpected problems with your water heater can occur at any time. Our plumbers at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air are expertly-trained to diagnose the problem with your water heater and see if it is something that can be fixed, or if a replacement is needed.
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