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Do You Need a Water Softener?

We offer water treatment options for hard water and other issues.

water softener Windham County, CT Our water services team speaks to countless homeowners in Windham County and elsewhere in our northern Connecticut service area about hard water.

Municipal water in our part of the country can contain a lot of minerals like magnesium and calcium, which can negatively impact your fixtures, appliances, food, clothing, etc. At Homestead Comfort, we work with Shaw’s Pump Company to provide a range of water quality improvements such as water softeners, water filters, well pumps, and well tanks. We’re always available to help households in our region.

Effects of Hard Water

Hard water can lead to many unpleasant issues that lower your overall quality of life:

  1. Diminished efficiency in dishwashers, washing machines and coffee makers.
  2. Chemical buildup on faucets and pipes.
  3. Dry and scaly skin.
  4. Lower effectiveness of soap and detergent.
  5. Damaged and stained clothing, towels and linens.
  6. Foggy and stained glasses, cutlery and dishes.
  7. Off tastes and consistencies for food and beverages

Luckily, there are many solutions available to homes with hard water problems.

What Are Water Softeners?

You might have heard of neighbors or acquaintances adding water softener pellets to their water. Water softeners are typically made of sodium chloride and used in a water softening device. The process of softening water involves removing calcium and magnesium ions from the water.

Softening water is one part of the process of ensuring safe, pleasant-tasting water in your home.

What Else Is in Your Tap Water?

Unfortunately, calcium and magnesium are just two impurities that have been found in the water in our part of Connecticut. Metal deposits (including lead) have been identified, as well as bacteria, sediment, E. coli and traces of discarded medications. As you might imagine, these contaminants can lead to issues with your family’s health and well-being.

The first step to addressing these concerns is determining whether there is a problem with your tap water. That’s where the team at Homestead Comfort comes in!

How Homestead Comfort Helps with Hard Water

Just as you would want to ensure the highest level of performance for your heating equipment, air conditioner, or car with an annual maintenance check, it’s a good idea to check your home’s water once a year. At Homestead Comfort, we offer what’s known as the 10-point water system tune-up. This yearly check-up includes the following services:

With this tune-up, you can ensure better-tasting, softer and healthier water in your pipes. This service can largely pay for itself with longer-lasting water fixtures, appliances and plumbing.

Don’t hesitate to contact the water service team at Homestead Comfort today. We’re always here for your family!