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Get Cleaner, Softer Water with Water Filter Installation in Buffalo, Niagara Falls & Nearby

What is hard water? Hard water is water that has a significant amount of dissolved minerals, mostly calcium and magnesium, and sometimes iron. Most of us know that water is made up of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom. When the atoms combined with carbon dioxide they form a very weak carbonic acid. When the groundwater flows over or through limestone dissolving very small amount of minerals as it passes. These alkaline minerals then become held within the water, increasing the pH of the water, creating hard water.

How can you tell if you have hard water?

There are many signs of hard water and most are obvious. When you use soap when you shower, it doesn't lather well but instead spreads soap scum over the door and walls of your shower. When you take a glass out of your cabinet, you may be greeted by water spots on the glass. When you get a drink of water from your tap it might have a metallic taste to it. You might even see scaling on your faucets which means you will be replacing it sooner than you would need to. Your plumbing pipes might become clogged as well due to excessive scaling.


How can you prevent this from happening?

Here at Frank's Mr. Plumber, we have options to help remove the minerals that cause hard water and potentially save you money. These systems can remove the minerals that cause hard water and restore the pH to your water. We can help prevent scaling and the awful taste that your water may have. Our systems don't use bags of salt either. We offer several options to fit your needs from whole house systems to just filtration on your drinking water. The money you would spend on fixing and repairing the damage that hard water causes could be used to install a whole house water filtration system. This will make your faucets and appliances last longer. You won't get the sediment in your hot water tank or in your tankless water heater as well saving your plumbing pipes. Frank's Mr. Plumber offers free in-home testing of your water. Call us today to find out what is in your water!

Is regular maintenance required for water filtration systems?

Yes, regular maintenance is essential for water filtration systems. Tasks include replacing filters, checking for leaks, monitoring water pressure, inspecting valves, and testing water quality. Sticking to a maintenance schedule ensures your system functions efficiently, providing clean and safe drinking water.

What contaminants are commonly found in tap water in Erie County?

The water quality in Erie County, New York, particularly from sources like Lake Erie, treated by the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA), typically undergoes rigorous testing to ensure compliance with safety standards. Common contaminants can include microorganisms like bacteria, disinfection byproducts (DBPs), lead, copper, chlorine, chloramine, and nitrate/nitrite. The ECWA is committed to meeting regulatory standards, but awareness and testing for specific contaminants can be important for individuals concerned about their water quality.

Is it safe to have my water filtered? Should I just leave it as is?

Water filtration is considered safe and is a common method used to improve the quality of drinking water.