How Water Quality Affects Your Plumbing

Did you know water quality can affect your plumbing system?

‘Bad’ water can have adverse effects on copper pipes in your plumbing system over time.  This often results in the need to call in a plumber to replace the pipes.

Hard water also can be an issue for your plumping services as hard water does contain extra minerals such as calcium and magnesium. It is not necessarily bad or for gardening or human consumption, but it is not suitable for many other places.

When hard water goes through the pipes at your home, it can leave deposits of minerals. This narrows the diameter of the pipes and as the pipes constrict, it is a simple law of Physics that the pressure in them will increase. 

Whole House Water Filter stocked by Aqua On Australia. Imagine being able to filter every drop of water that comes into your home. No matter which tap you turn on, you’re guaranteed of clean water with no chlorine which can cause dry, itchy skin after a shower or a bath.By installing a “Whole House Water Filter” this will tackle the issue as the filtration system will work to ‘soften’ the water. 

Its basic principle works on replacing ions. For example, it will replace the minerals that cause the water to become hard, with sodium ions. The water first passes through a bed of beads that are coated with sodium or potassium ions. When the beads filter out all the ‘hardness chemicals,’ the water softening process stops and delivers water through the pipes. Once it replaces all the ions, it will wash away the mineral build-up, dirt, and sediments that clogged your pipes. 

After the beads fill up with minerals, they need to be flooded with a brine solution that contains sodium and potassium. 

Using a water softener also makes it easy to shower and do laundry as you will need lesser soap now. Your skin and clothes will feel softer due to soft water. The ions that cause hardness can also cause galvanic corrosion. So, it is vital that you install a water filter that softens the water. 

There are automatic filters that will automatically recharge at specific times to avoid a lack of water in the home. Some have a metered model that will recharge as soon as the water level falls. 

There are different types of water filters that remove different chemicals from the water. They can also prevent the accumulation of algae, bacteria, and fungi from the water system in homes. 

Installing a simple water softener reduces the need for expensive water treatments. Taking action early will help minimise expenses in the future.

If you would like to speak to one of our knowledgeable team members regarding a Whole House Water System, give Aqua One Australia a call and when can discuss the best system to suit your needs.