How Can I Prevent Mineral Buildup in Plumbing?

We don’t like them, but many of us put up with them for the sake of keeping our sanity. No, we’re not talking about your nosy Aunt Sue or your pesky in-laws, we’re talking about flaky, crusty mineral deposits, both inside and outside your plumbing. (Yuck!)

While they’re not-so-nice to look at, buildup from mineral deposits can also be not-so-nice for your plumbing as well. Think of your pipes as veins or arteries and the limescale as plaque. As that “plaque” continues to gather, the waterways in your pipes continues to narrow. Until one day — BAM; clogged “arteries,” burst pipes, and a whole lot of costly repairs coming your way.

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to prevent mineral buildup from occurring in the first place. You guessed it, we’re talking about water softeners!

Through a simple ion exchange process (learn all about it here!) a whole house water softening and filtration system can help ensure those pesky hardness minerals don’t make it into your plumbing in the first place. Imagine that — a plumbing problem you can solve before it even begins. Hallelujah!

But that’s not all. The benefits of installing a water softener reach far beyond the prevention of limescale. In fact, with soft water, you and your family can enjoy softer linens, cleaner dishes, and even softer skin and hair, among other things.

Does water softening sound like the right move for you and your home? If so, Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter of Orange County has got you covered. Just dial 714-630-8766 and speak with one of our plumbing and water conditioning experts today.