Water in Grand Rapids, Michigan is considered “hard to very hard” by the USGS. “Hardness is a property of water that is not a health concern, but it can be a nuisance. Hard water can cause mineral buildup in plumbing, fixtures, and water heaters, and poor performance of soaps and detergents.”
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is determined by measuring the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water. Hard water is higher in these minerals than soft water. This can lead to filmy residue and soap scum among other issues. Cleaning anything (laundry, dishes, your hair…) is more difficult with hard water and requires more soap.
Hard water can also cause dry skin. This is because hard water will actually coat your skin and prevent natural oils from absorbing.
- Soap scum on tubs, sinks, dishes, etc
- Dull and dingy whites after doing laundry
- White scaling on your faucets
- Mineral residue on dishes
- Dry skin
- Dry hair
Our Process: Getting to know your water
Our specialists will analyze water quality to achieve the highest quality of water in order to ensure your comfort and preserve your plumbing and appliances.
Water softeners remove the calcium and magnesium ions from your hard water and replace them with sodium. Sodium doesn’t interfere with soap the way calcium and magnesium do. Water softeners help make cleaning much easier and allow the homeowner to reduce soap usage!
A water softener should be installed near where water enters the home in order to soften drinking and washing water but not water used for irrigation.
In Rockford as well as surrounding areas, a water softener is a good idea due to the hardness of our water and the issues it can cause. It can help preserve your clothes as well as plumbing!
When comparing water purification systems, you may find that reverse osmosis systems are popular options. Reverse osmosis systems have a reverse osmosis membrane which prevents everything except water molecules from getting through. These systems have several filtration stages to ensure pure water.
Water filtration systems remove pollutants and particulate matter out of the water in your home. Unfiltered water can contain sediment, bacteria, chlorine and other contaminants. There are several types of filtration systems including:
- Point of use filters
- Point of entry filters
- UV filtration
A water filtration system would be a good choice to ensure the health and safety of your family. Contaminants in water can taste bad and even cause illness. This is even more important if you have well water.
Water filters remove:
- TDS (total dissolved solids)
- Sulfur smell
Whether you have a serious water quality problem or simply poor taste/smell the Blakeslee & Son team is happy to help install a top of the line water filtration system.
Installing your System
We can install your water softener, water filtration or water purification systems in and around Rockford, Michigan. Our expert team has been helping keep Rockford families safe and healthy with clean water for over 70 years.