Your Littleton Water Quality Team
Water quality can be a concern for many homeowners, and there are several ways to improve the quality of water in your home. Save Home Heat Company provides Littleton, CO with trusted whole-house water softener and water filter services to help you raise your quality of life and help assure your safety in your residence. With water testing, installation services and honest, professional advice and recommendations, our skilled plumbing department will help you find the right solution to meet your water quality needs.
Water Softeners vs. Water Filters
When it comes to choosing the right whole-home solution for your water quality needs, it’s important to understand your options. Whole-house water filters and water softeners are both proven types of products that help you deal with home water quality, but they address different areas of potential concerns. In some cases, whole-house water softeners and water filters may be needed in combination to address the full range of a home’s water quality issues.
Whole-House Water Softeners
Whole-house water softeners address ‘hard water’ concerns, which may be an area of concern in your Littleton home. Hardness is the result of the presence of common minerals such as calcium and magnesium in your water supply. Resulting in limescale, hard water can cause issues like dry skin and hair, soap scum deposits in tubs and sinks, and can be damaging to water valves and seals in plumbing appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, icemakers and water dispensers, as well as faucets and shower controls. Whole-house piping systems can also be negatively affected by hard water, as well as the performance and lifespan of that crucial appliance, your water heater. Hard water in high enough levels, if neglected, can lead to a slew of costly and annoying results. A properly sized and professional installed – regularly maintained – quality whole-house water softener removes the minerals that cause hard water and soften your water to eliminate the many unwanted consequences of limescale.
Whole-House Water Filters
With a whole-house water filter, a wide range of other potential water quality issues can be addressed. A whole-house (inline) water filter can eliminate substances like chlorine, rust, fluoride, and phosphorus from your water, as opposed to limescale, which is the sole focus of a water softener. Water filters also resolve many odor and taste issues with your water supply, along with a variety of potential functions. Whole-house water filters are typically tailored to the specific needs of a customer and their home.
Your water can contain varying levels of:
- Chlorine (fairly common from municipal water treatment)
- Organic chemicals
- Pesticides and fertilizers
- Plant hormones
Point-of-use water filters are fairly good at raising water quality but are limited in what they can accomplish. In addition to not treating the full range of contaminants that a whole-house water filter can address, they also offer minimal coverage, as opposed to providing higher quality water in all areas and uses in your home.
Water Conditioners & RO Water Filters
If you are interested in having the benefits that whole home water filters and whole home water softeners provide but aren’t overly concerned with your water quality issues, a whole home water conditioner might just be the best solution. While not as effective as having both products individually, a whole home water conditioner provides the benefits of having both a water softener and a water filter. Another product our expert plumbing team installs is a high quality, point-of-use reverse osmosis (RO) water filter. Point-of-use RO water filters are highly effective in improving the quality of your water (including taste and smell) in areas that see high water usage such as the kitchen. When combined with a whole house water treatment system, a point-of-use RO filter needs less maintenance as an added bonus.
Littleton Water Testing and Product Recommendations
For our team to best assist you in treating your water, the first step to take is to have your water tested. Save Home Heat Company provides in-house water quality testing, as well as outside laboratory testing when more detailed analysis is needed. Once we’ve analyzed your water, our experienced team will provide you with ample information and low-pressure advice and recommendations for how we can help resolve your water quality concerns. Our plumber will patiently answer any and all of your questions, making sure you’re equipped to make decisions you feel comfortable with. Each home and family we visit has its own unique circumstances, and we take all factors into consideration when advising our customers. Sometimes, only one product is needed, and in other situations, a combination of both water filter and water softener systems may be the best approach in order to cover the full range of issues that we identify.
Littleton Plumbing Services and More
Since 1979, Save Home Heat Company has been a trusted source of quality home services for Littleton and the surrounding communities. Our entire team is committed to providing the highest levels of service, always with your best interests in mind. To learn more about our whole-house water filter and water softener services, or to request an in-home consultation and water test, please call our team today.
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