Water Treatment – Wait, what?
You probably know that water needs to be treated in much of the world before you can drink it.
Fortunately, Calgary is mostly untouched by that kind of water reality – our spring flood excepted.
But there are a few things to think about when you’re thinking about water, even here.
We Provide Acreage Well Water Treatment, including:
If the taste of your water is less than ideal, or if calcium buildup is a major problem, give us a call. We provide well water testing and treatment, to uncover the source of the issue and install the right system for the job.
For instance, did you know that the water here in Calgary is “hard”?
Up to four times harder than recommended depending on where you live. That hard water has real budget implications – it can shorten the lifespan of major appliances by one-third to one-half.
While some high-end dishwashers do have a softening capability built in, washing machines don’t, and anyone who’s perused the appliance aisle at Home Depot lately knows that you can’t pay for a good washing machine with the change you fish out of the couch.
Hard water can also reduce water flow through your home’s pipes leading to trickley shower heads and wimpy bathroom faucets.
The solution? A water softener. There are several models and configurations to choose from and of course, your friends at Instant Plumbing can always be counted on to help you make the right choice for your home and lifestyle.
“There’s really no down side,” says George Pinel, Instant Plumbing’s owner/operator with over 40 years of experience.
“It’s more important to treat hot water than cold as the heat sets up a reaction that builds that hard water scale you’ve probably seen on shower heads.
Unfortunately, it also builds up in hot water tanks and on humidifier filters.
It’s important to treat the water to avoid the calcium deposits that can lead to costly repairs down the road.”
By adding a couple of bags of softener salt to your water softener tank each month, you can prolong the life of your clothes, save wear-and-tear on your appliances, keep those faucets gushing and enjoy great sudsy showers.
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As an acreage owner, it’s up to you to schedule regular water testing with the provincial government. If the tests uncover serious contamination issues, a health inspector will contact you as soon as possible.
But what about less serious, but still irritating, well water issues? For instance, even if the water is safe to drink, it can have a bad taste or distinct smell. Hard water is another example. Rural areas around Calgary can have an even higher level of minerals in their drinking water. As a result, serious scaling in pipes and water heaters can occur. The reduces the efficiency of appliances, as they need to work harder under less-than-ideal conditions.
Luckily there are many filtration and purification products available to residential homeowners and acreage owners. If you’d like to discuss your options, give Instant Plumbing a call. We are BBB accredited and have over 40 years’ experience offering plumbing services in Calgary and surrounding areas.