Las Vegas is known for many geographical features, such as the surrounding mountains, and the fact that it is indeed a desert. What you may not know, however, is that these features contribute the amount of minerals in our water, and because of them, we have what is considered a hard water supply.
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is a result of water that is filtered through or travels past deposits of limestone and chalk, both of which contain high levels of magnesium and calcium. Hard water is classified as any water that contains a high concentration of minerals and/or chemicals. The most common chemicals and minerals in consideration here are chlorine, fluoride, and calcium, as well as herbicides and pesticides. Las Vegas water has been found to be exceptionally hard, with 23 contaminants present, 10 of which surpass the established health standards. Of the 10 contaminants that have been found, 9 of them are known carcinogens.
Effects of Hard Water
Hard water can have negative effects on both you and your plumbing fixtures. Hard water leaves behind deposits of calcium and lime, which can then build up and cause backups or corrosion within pipes.
Hard water can also take a toll on your skin, hair, and overall health. It has the tendency to strip the body of its natural oils, leaving it dry, and it makes it more difficult to lather soapy water.
The Softer Solution
Water softeners are one of the most common kind of water treatment in a home, because they give you a nice, soft skin feel after a shower or bathing, quite contrary to showering in hard Las Vegas water. Water softeners with take the edge off of your hard water, but they will not remove the chemicals and minerals completely. If you’re looking to actually clean your water, you should look toward our water filtration solutions.
From multi-tank systems powered by the energy of moving water to a more traditional approach, Vegas Plumbing Service covers all your options. Vegas Plumbing Service offers Water Softener Installation to ensure that your family has the best water quality at an affordable price. Your local Vegas Plumbing Service water expert will work with you to choose the water softener that’s right for you.