“Hard water” is water that contains high levels of dissolved calcium and/or magnesium. One disadvantage of hard water is that it forms deposits that clog plumbing. These deposits, called “scale”, tend to be deposited as off-white solids on the surfaces of pipes and the surfaces of heat exchangers (heating, refrigeration, air conditioning), on appliances and fixtures and can adversely affect their performance over time. With hard water, soap solutions form soap scum instead of lather, which decreases the cleansing action of soaps and detergents we use in cleaning our dishes, clothing and in bathing. Depending on the level of minerals present in your water, you may want to consider installing a water softening system in your home. Water softeners essentially eliminate calcium and magnesium through interaction with sodium through a process called ion exchange. For more information or to find out if a water softening system is right for you, give us a call, we’re here to help!
For quality and affordable plumbing services in Nairobi and other counties in Kenya, Contact Orchid Plumbing Company to schedule a free plumbing inspection on any of your plumbing equipments. We will advise you in all aspects – from repairs to installation. Your plumbing work will stay durable if the right materials and workmanship is applied appropriately