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You Drink And Use A Lot of Water, And Water Filtration Systems Keep It Top Quality | Knoxville, TN

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How good is the water you drink, shower and bathe in, and run through your dishwasher, water heater, and washing machine? Water filtration systems manage what’s in your water, ensuring that you’re drinking good water. They prevent mineral deposits or other impurities in your appliances and plumbing that will affect their service lifetime. As plumbers serving the Knoxville, TN area, My Professional Plumber installs water filtration systems for our clients who know the trouble hard water can be, and who also want to be ready should additional water quality issues arise in the future. For our customers with well water, water filtration systems are especially helpful.

Hard Water Can Make a Mess of Your Equipment and Plumbing

Here in Knoxville, TN the city water is moderately hard, according to the Knoxville Utilities Board, which means that more than the usual amount of minerals such as calcium and magnesium are present. They try to make sure that the overall quality is good, but the system dates from 1883 and there is always the chance that your part of this extensive public water supply has issues. Whole-house water filtration systems clear minerals from your water and also ensure that the last stage of water quality protection is in your home.

Improving Your Water Quality Also Helps the Environment and Saves Money

When your tap water is taken care of by your home water filtration systems, you can fill your favorite reusable bottle when you go for a jog, head for the gym, or just stay hydrated around the home. It’s also the water you’ll have in your ice cubes, so impurities don’t sneak past when you make some iced tea. Using your own bottle saves a large number of throw-away plastic bottles each year, multiplied by the number of people in your home. Not using the bottles in the first place is even better than recycling. If you’re doing the math, add up all the purchasing and transporting of water in bottles and you’ve got some serious savings, too.

Corrosion, Clogs, and Damage to Pipes and Appliances

Pipes and appliances don’t show the damage from water problems, it happens on the inside and reveals itself as leaks, appliance damage, and premature failures. We can check to see the condition of your pipes using video inspection gear, and it’s quite possible that we’ll see pipes that are corroded over time by hard water, or narrowed by deposits and scale from the minerals in the water. In your hot water heater, the bottom of the tank may be full of scale, which sometimes reveals itself as a bubbling sound as heated water passes through the debris. Hard water also affects the lifetime of your anode rod, a device that helps keep your tank from corroding. In washing machines and dishwashers, you may see more frequent hose and mechanism repairs from mineral damage, and also problems with automatic valve operation. In addition, hard water reduces the effectiveness of your detergent.

Washing and Skin Care Advantages to Water Filtration Systems

If you’re used to hard water, you may not have a good idea of what really clean clothes and dishes are. You may have given up on mineral spots that take the shine out of your dishes, or don’t feel quite right when you’re lathering in the shower. It could be because hard water is diminishing the effectiveness of your soaps and affecting the way they clean and feel on your skin. If you have sensitive skin and conditions such as eczema or psoriasis have been a problem for you, a water filtration system might help a lot.

Lime Scale Affects Your Water Taste and Your Coffee Pot Lifetime

The minerals in hard water tend to accumulate in a chalky buildup that affects water that flows from your faucet and makes your water taste less than fresh and clear. In your coffee maker, tea kettle, and pots and pans you’ll see some accumulation of these deposits as well, and you may have to frequently clean that coffee maker before it gets caked up with deposits and makes coffee that nobody wants. Instead of managing a pitcher-type filter with a cabinet full of filter cartridges, why not rely on advanced, whole house water filtration systems to solve the water quality problem once and for all?

Selecting from the Whole House Water Filtration Systems Available for Residential Use

If our plumbers have already been working on your pipes and appliances and have noted damage from hard water or other water problems, you’ve got a starting point for deciding how to address this common issue for residents in the area. Talking with them, you may also decide to get some water tests done to determine just what kind of concerns are present, and you are probably already doing this if you have a well.

For homes in an older section of town where the water supply pipes are due for updating or the pressure is low and infiltration could be a problem, testing is wise to catch issues that aren’t city wide. In any case, hard water is one issue that needs addressing in this area, and water softeners are usually what we recommend. For other impurities, there are more advanced systems that filter out most impurities, such as reverse osmosis filtration systems.

We’ll Help You Manage Your Drinking Water Quality and Protect Your Appliances from Damage

As Knoxville, TN plumbers, we’ve seen what hard water can do to your plumbing and appliances. When improving your whole-house water quality can help keep your pipes and appliances in shape, it’s a good investment. When it helps you avoid bottled water, it helps your budget too. We know the best water filtration systems to handle local water from the utility or your well. Give us at My Professional Plumber a call for any plumbing questions you have, including how you’ll benefit from improved water quality in your home.


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Knoxville, TN 37923


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