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Water Softeners and Water Testing in Crystal Lake, IL

Hard water is a common problem for homes in the Crystal Lake area. Although hard water isn’t unhealthy to drink, it can damage pipes and water-using appliances and create other troubles in a household. The best solution to combat hard water is to contact Althoff Home Services for water softener system installation.

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We offer full service to ensure you have a great whole-house water softener, including water softener maintenance and water softener replacement. We’re a premier Chicago plumbing provider that focuses on providing homeowners with solutions, not just quick fixes.

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The Problems With Hard Water

Hard water has a high concentration of minerals like magnesium and calcium. These minerals aren’t harmful for you to consume, but they leave scale deposits inside plumbing pipes and appliances that can ruin them. Hard water is especially harmful for water heaters. The presence of hard water also leaves a film on surfaces, bleaches color from laundry, and makes it difficult to work up soap lather. A water softener can eliminate all these problems.

How a Water Softener Works

A water softener is a water conditioning device that counteracts the effects of hard water using sodium ions. As water enters a home through the water main and passes through the softener, sodium ions from a brine tank swap places with the hard water ions, "softening" the water. 

Water Softener Installation and Repair

To get started with better water for your home, reach out to Althoff Home Services. We’ll arrange for water testing to find out if you’ll benefit from a water softener system installation. Any time in the future that you need water softener repair in Crystal Lake, IL, just contact us!

Hard Water Testing

Left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause stains and scale on plumbing fixtures, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers. Are you concerned about the quality of the water in your home? Find out fast if your home will benefit from a water softener. Our team carries water test kits on hand to measure both hardness and iron levels.

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