Are you experiencing the adverse effects of hard water on your property? Pittsburgh, PA, in particular, has some of the most mineral and sediment-heavy water reservoirs in the US. Many homeowners in the area use water softeners to combat the buildup of minerals and chemicals in their plumbing systems.
At Gillece Services, our team of technicians provides water softener repairs and installations sure to improve your home's water quality significantly. We also pride ourselves on having reliable 24/7 emergency services, flexible budgeting options, and almost 40 years of experience.
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What’s Wrong with Hard Water?
While hard water isn’t harmful for consumption, it’s not the best choice for your home. Why? This type of water creates scale, which is a precipitation of minerals that slowly accumulates on surfaces.
Scale can be corrosive, reducing the lifespan and efficiency of your plumbing appliances. Eventually, your appliances will need repairs—or worse, replacements—because of the hastened wear and tear. For these reasons alone, investing in a water softener is often the most cost-effective solution in the long run.
Hard water also negatively affects your quality of life in small but noticeable ways like:
- Metallic-tasting water
- Difficulty lathering soap
- Unpleasant chlorine smells in your water
- Dry and itchy scalp and skin
- Tough and grimy film accumulating on your soaps, dishes, and plumbing appliances
What Does a Water Softener Do?
What makes water "hard" is its high mineral content, mostly calcium, magnesium, and iron. A water softener's main purpose is to filter out these substances and leave your water with a purer composition.
At Gillece Services, we account for your current plumbing system, water quality, and budget to recommend the most suitable water softener. We work with the industry’s top brands to provide lasting, cost-effective water treatment options.
Reverse the damage from hard water on your pipes with our quality draining cleaning services.
Water Softener Maintenance and Repairs
If you already have a water softener, how can you tell if it needs professional upkeep? The easiest way to assess its condition is to taste your water. If it's salty or metallic, your water softener might be losing its effectiveness.
Here are some other tell-tale signs that your appliance needs servicing:
- Hard water stains in your showers, sinks, and faucets
- Scale buildup in your plumbing
- Clothes feel stiff after washing
- A change in water pressure
Our technicians will clean and recalibrate your softener system to improve its performance. We also provide regular maintenance to keep your unit in top shape for years to come without the need for repairs.