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Why Consider a Water Softener for My Home?

You don’t have to look far in Bucks County to find rocks, dirt and trees. In fact, one of the things that makes our county so attractive is the wide landscapes we have. However, when water passes through these landscapes, passing around rocks and through soil, it picks up a number of minerals that become part of the ground water, making the water hard. Hard water isn’t bad for you, but it can be tough on your plumbing system, water-using appliances and your clothes. One of the best ways to handle hard water is to install a water softener into your home’s plumbing system in Doylestown, PA.


The biggest problem that develops with highly mineralized water is scale. Scale is a natural, hard build-up that will develop in piping, around showerhead and faucets, and in water-using appliances. Sometimes called lime scale, scale looks like a white, powdery substance. If allowed to build up, scale can restrict water flow in your plumbing and prematurely age your appliances – but with water softening, you can avoid much of this problem.

How Softeners Help

The minerals most responsible for scale build-up are magnesium and carbon ions. Water softeners alleviate the effects of the ions by replacing the ion molecules with sodium (salt) molecules. Most water softeners work automatically, so when you have a water softener installed by a trained technician, you won’t have to worry about managing the water softening process.

Call Us for Help

The plumbing experts at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling have been helping homeowners in the Doylestown area with their plumbing for almost 40 years. If you have concerns about your hard water, and want to know if you should consider the installation of a water softener, give us a call today. Our experts can assess the hardness of your water and install a water softener if needed.

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