Shopping for a Water Softener

Hard water is no stranger to Twin Cities – St. Paul homes. Most of us have dealt with it at one point or another in our water heaters, faucets or showers and it can really take a toll on our plumbing systems. But don’t worry there’s a solution for that! Let the experts at Uptown install a water softening system for you. Find out what you should be looking for when shopping for a water softener below:

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water is water that is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium or manganese. It can make showering difficult and can leave your dishes looking spotted and your laundry dirty. These mineral deposits are not typically dangerous to your health but can make everyday activities a pain in the behind.

Water Softeners
There are a number of different types of water softeners out there depending on your specific needs. You can determine the size and features you need by multiplying the number of people in your household by 75 – the average number of gallons used per person per day. Then multiply that number by the number of grains per gallon (GPG) of hardness minerals in your water to figure out the capacity you need.

Want to get an expert’s opinion? Uptown Plumbing specializes in water softener installations and our trained technicians are more than happy to help with your decision. Give us a call today at (612) 324-1004.

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