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Another Dust-Mite Bites The Dust


Seeing Rami Malek rock the role of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody has got the music of Queen stuck in our heads right now. After all, Malek received over 15 separate nominations for Best Actor, including at the Oscar and Golden Globes.

By the way, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, it should jump to the top of your watchlist. However, among all the classic Queen songs, one, in particular, is getting stuck in our heads. This song is iconic Another One Bites the Dust.

Why, among the incredible songbook of Queen, does this particular tune stick in our heads. Perhaps it is because of all the Spring dust in the air and all of the issues we, as plumbers, need to address this time of year. One of the big issues dust causes is hard water.

Learning About a Hard Water Problem

hardwaterBasically, hard water has a high concentration of minerals dissolved into it, specifically calcium and magnesium. The higher the measure of these minerals in the water, the harder it is.

However, there is more than just minerals in hard water. Especially this season, dust can likewise settle into the water supply. Is this actually a bad thing?

While some argue that drinking hard water can be advantageous for your wellbeing, there is a general agreement that it can unleash ruin on your home.

Spots on dishes, worn down fabrics in your clothing and surface buildup are only a couple of the negative effects hard water can have around your home. Physically, hard water can also aggravate skin and hair conditions, causing added irritation.

Solving a Hard Water Problem: Water Softeners

cleanwaterFortunately, the answer to a hard water issue is quite simple. There are a lot of water softeners that fix the issue. This is finished by eliminating the dissolved calcium and magnesium stores in water.

These systems use a resin bed that the hard water goes through. Amid the procedure, a process called an ion exchange occurs, meaning that just soft water goes through the softener, leaving the water free of these minerals and never again causing issues for you and your home.

The main regular upkeep in these systems is to regenerate the resin bed, for the most part, finished with salt, which enables the procedure to start from the very beginning once more.

Are Water Softeners Worth The Upfront Cost?

watersoftenercostIt is undeniable that there is an initial expense to set up a water softening system for your home. In any case, over the long haul, it will be helpful to get this system set up. There are various setups, depending upon how serious the hard water issue is.

There are also optional features like whether the salt regeneration process is manual or automated. In any case, hard water can cause buildup in your channels prompting stops up and exorbitant repair bills.

Setting up a water softener now can spare you cash later, just as alleviating the other problems caused by hard water in the short term. As awesome as it is, you should make sure we plumbers are the only ones dealing with Another One Bites the Dust as an earworm this Spring.

Keep your water free of dust and minerals by ensuring you have no hard water in your home. Call a professional at Rooter MD Plumbing LLC at (248) 888-7777 if you have questions about hard water or water softeners.