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Clean Water Purification

**24/7 Emergency Services for Plumbing & HVAC**

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Is it always necessary to get a water softener? Low levels of hard minerals are generally acceptable in the water supply and will have little effect on the overall household plumbing. As the level of hard minerals in the water rises, the risk of damage caused by the minerals also increases. Testing through a Knik Heating Technician can let you know just how hard the water is. It’s also possible to get an idea of the water hardness by looking for a few surefire signs:

  • Stained tubs and sinks- are a good indicator that hard minerals like iron are present in the water supply

  • Scale build up on fixtures and shower heads. This mineral build up- can lead to decreased water pressure and is a sign that the mineral levels in the water are too high

  • Soaps and detergents just aren’t working- water hardness can affect the ability of soap and detergents to lather and clean.

  • Glass cleaned in the dish washer never really gets clean due to a cloudy buildup of minerals.

When in doubt, consult the professionals at Knik Heating. They can help determine the right water conditioning systems for any given situation.

Hard minerals in the Alaskan water supply can wreak havoc on pipes, appliances, and the lives of homeowners. Minerals like magnesium and calcium can leave residue in the sink and tub and can build up on fixtures and pipes, and can reduce the effectiveness of soaps and detergents. Iron can cause orange staining and a bad metallic taste. Then there's the rotten egg smell some wells produce. To combat this, Knik Heating has invested in training and the different water conditioners needed to combat this problem that haunts so many.


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Damage due to excessive mineral build up can cause premature failure of water heating appliances such as the water heater above

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