Bud Matthews Services Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Treatment’ Category

Hard Water Is Bad News for a Water Heater

Monday, February 5th, 2018

water-heater-tankHard water is unfortunately a common issue in homes today, and it often occurs in cities. Minerals seep down through the ground and into the pipes carrying fresh water from the municipal treatment plants to residential and commercial buildings—this is why hard water can affect homes even with the best city treatment plants.

The good news is that hard water isn’t dangerous to drink. The concentration of minerals that cause hard water—mostly magnesium and calcium—are found in many foods people eat on a daily basis, and the levels in hard water are not harmful. The problems with hard water show up elsewhere: deposits on fixtures, filmy surfaces on glass, and the difficulty working up soap lather.

But the biggest danger hard water poses is to plumbing and appliances. The household appliance that’s in the greatest danger from hard water is the water heater.

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Should I Schedule Water Testing for My Home?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Yes, you should.

Okay, you probably want more details than that. We just wanted to get that out of the way up front. If you’re asking this question, then you almost certainly need to have water testing.

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Hard Water: What It Is and How to Stop It

Monday, October 24th, 2016

You may have heard the term hard water used to refer to a condition of the water moving through a plumbing system. It’s a strange phrase at first… isn’t “hard water” ice? But hard water is a serious problem for residential plumbing systems, and unfortunately it’s a common trouble that occurs in many houses today. We’ll share some details about hard water, why it’s an issue for residential plumbing, and how to treat it.

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What Does a Reverse Osmosis System Do, And Should I Get One?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Homeowners are more concerned today than ever about the quality of the water piped to their homes through the municipal system. What is actually in the water you and your family drink and use to clean and cook? People are often upset to find out the answer.

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