We’ve all heard the term “hard water,” but do we really understand what it means? “Hard water” is defined as water that contains calcium and magnesium. It can also cause eczema, dry out your hair, clog up your fixtures, shorten the lifespan of your appliances, change the color of your clothes, leave white marks on the surfaces of your dishes, and dry out your hair. Belmont, North Carolina, has some really hard water, so calling us is an easy way to find out if you need a filter. These minerals are eliminated by a softener using an ion exchange procedure. Each softener contains resin, which are tiny plastic beads. Little salt molecules that will be exchanged with the minerals are affixed to this resin. Consider salt as a weaker magnet for calcium and magnesium; when the minerals pass, they push the salt aside and adhere to the resin, a process known as ion exchange. As the calcium and magnesium accumulate, a washing is needed to get rid of the minerals. When a specific number of gallons have passed through, softeners need a brine tank filled with salt to repair the system. Because every water supply has a distinct level of hardness, each system needs to be replenished at a different period. When your water is tested, its hardness will be indicated in grains; the harder the grain, the more salt the system needs.
- Measured in Grains Per Gallon (GPG)
- Soft: 0 – 3.5 GPG
- Moderate: 3.5 – 7 GPG
- Hard: 7 – 10.5 GPG
- Very Hard: 10.5 GPG +
When the outlet valve is shut, the water softener starts pouring extremely concentrated salt through the system, pelting the resin and replacing all of the magnesium and calcium with salt. To prevent the contents of the wash from harming the surroundings outside during this operation, the leftovers are poured down a drain. This procedure continues until the brine tank’s salt content needs to be restored. You can be sure that you’re getting the best water possible from the softener because only a tiny quantity of salt is added to your water supply—barely enough to notice a difference in flavor.
Chemicals are now a commonplace element of our life, from gasoline to cleaning goods. Yet, are you willing to put any such chemical into your body? Your body continues to absorb toxins like chlorine and other (VOCs) Volatile Organic Compounds via the skin like a sponge when you bathe, even if you use a Brita filter and only drink water that has been filtered. Chlorine must be added to your water supply by the city of Belmont in order to eradicate any potentially hazardous microorganisms. In order to purify your water and keep you safe, many more chemicals are added; nevertheless, these chemicals may impart flavors and odors into your water that you don’t want. Carbon filters remove any chemicals from your system that could cause the water to taste or smell off, giving you tap water with the same quality as bottled water. With the help of active carbon, this filter uses your water supply’s VOCs as a sponge to absorb them. When you focus on the active carbon, it resembles a sponge in appearance but is much finer and capable of far more adsorption. We can test your water here at Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC, if you’d like to know what’s in your water call us at (704) 813-2888. You can also book online here!
While an Ultra Violet filter is safe for humans, it is extremely harmful for tiny bacteria. The bacteria or virus die as a result of the UV light destroying their DNA. Although the sun also emits this UV light, a considerable percentage of it is blocked by the atmosphere. A UV filter lets 100% of the power to pass through, which is strong enough to quickly kill bacteria and viruses before they reach your home.
One of the simplest filters you can install to your house is utilized in well-equipped homes to keep sand-like material from blocking your pipes. This functions as a sort of net that traps anything larger than a red blood cell (5 micron), which is around 30 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
Reverse Osmosis Filter
Reverse osmosis filters produce the purest drinking water possible. They eliminate everything larger than a water molecule because their semi-permeable membrane prevents anything larger from passing through, including viruses, bacteria, salt, and chlorine. The time would be the sole drawback of a RO filter. An RO filter stores water in a tank so that it can be utilized later. The only restriction on RO filters is how much you want to spend. Some producers offer whole-house filters that can be connected to anything from a 500-gallon tank that can be utilized whenever you’re ready to a 2-gallon tank that is located under the sink. The only constraints are time and money, which, depending on the type you choose, can easily range from less than $1000 to well over $10000. Before making a decision, always seek the advice of a professional. Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC is located in Gastonia, NC.
Folks at Superior Plumbing do a great job and have a excellent attention to detail. Holden does good quality work and is a great communicator in an engagement. I’d highly recommend the company. – Christopher Christy
Our toilet was overflowing, and we reached out to Superior Plumbing to help us. Que came out first thing and got it done. He was very professional and did a great job. This might just be me, but one other thing I really liked was that he left the bathroom clean. Thank you so much for the quick response and thank you Que for everything. – Himani Sharma
I was looking for a plumber so I gave Superior Plumbing and Drains a call and I’m happy I did. The office staff was great and Que, the plumber they sent, was more than I could ask for. He was on time, knowledgeable and gave me a good deal. I will be using them for future projects. – Kimberly Dawson