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The truth about calcium in your water

Water Softening Salt:

Much of the water that comes into your home to be used for cleaning, bathing, sanitation, and drinking comes from groundwater. This water often contains calcium as a result of collecting carbon dioxide from the air as it falls, and then leaching calcium out of the ground as it seeps in.

Depending on the amount of calcium that is drawn out of the ground and into the water, your home’s water can contain a high or low amount of the mineral, resulting in varying degrees of hardness in the water.

When water that contains high levels of calcium, referred to as hard water, passes through pipes, valves, water heaters, and other fixtures, the hydrogen carbonate compound within the water breaks down and forms calcium scale on the walls of the fixture. This buildup can become severe over time, decreasing the function and dependability of the pipe or other device. This type of hard water also leads to problems with the hair and skin, and makes cleaning efforts less effective.

Removal of the scale can be extremely time-consuming and costly. A better alternative is to prevent the buildup of scale in the first place by removing the calcium from your water. Look to our family owned and operated company to help you choose the water treatment option that is right for your system and your needs.

Rid your water of excess calcium and protect your home

Rather than allowing calcium scale to increase your maintenance and repair costs, create problems for your home and family, and potentially introduce bacteria into your water, let us help you choose a treatment option that resolves the issue and restores clean, fresh, and pure water.

Water softeners:
Traditional water softeners operate by simply replacing magnesium and calcium ions in the water with sodium ions. While this does result in softer water, it also causes an increase in the sodium in the water.

Polyphosphate:
This compound is dissolved into the water supply where it surrounds the magnesium, calcium, and iron ions. This coating makes it difficult for the ions to interact and create the calcium scale.

Magnetic and Electrical Systems:
These newcomers in the field of preventing scale have limited effectiveness, but are sometimes used in conjunction with other methods for a more thorough effect.

Scale Prep 5P3 Media:
The most advanced method of preventing calcium scale problems, this media is exceptionally effective at removing calcium and magnesium, but preserves health benefits often destroyed by other methods.