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What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Water Softener

Have hard water? It’s a common problem in Minnesota and putting it on the backburner can really be detrimental to your home’s plumbing system. But before you purchase a water softener, there are a few things you need to know.

What is Hard Water?

You may have heard the term “hard water” before but you are probably wondering what exactly it means. Hard water means that your home’s water contains dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium and manganese. While it won’t harm your body, it can harm the pipes and appliances in your home.

Test the Water
It’s important to know how hard the water is before you go out and purchase a water softener. Knowing this information can help determine the type of system you need. How can you tell? You can contact a water testing company or you can purchase a kit and do it yourself.

What Size Should I Buy?
It all depends on how much water your family uses. You want to look for a system that’s large enough to meet your demands, but not one that’s too large or you’ll be paying more than you need to.

We offer a range of water softening, conditioning and quality improving features to help you enjoy the purest water at home in Twin Cities–St Paul.

For an on-time and reliable plumbing service for your home or business in Twin Cities–St Paul, call and speak with the plumbing experts at Uptown Plumbing today.

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