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Why Water Conditioners Have to Work Harder in Summer

It’s no surprise that daily water use spikes during the warmer months. But did you know that hot weather can lead to increased chlorine levels in your water?

Regardless of what climate you live in, water chlorination fluctuates throughout the year. Changing seasons and rainfall can alter groundwater and source water. Minerals that are commonly found in tap water can become diluted from heavy rain, helping to naturally flush them from public water systems. But in the summer, minerals can increase due to less rainfall and even drought.

While you can’t control the weather, you can take steps to test and condition the water in your home.

What is Water Conditioning, Anyway?

Water conditioning can treat issues like chlorine and minerals in your water supply. The higher the content of calcium and magnesium, the harder the water.

Have you ever noticed white spots on clean dishes or calcium build up around faucets? Those are all signs that there are impurities in your water.learn how to fix a leaky compression faucet

While the chlorine in public water supplies isn’t dangerous, it can bind to laundry detergent, fading your clothing colors faster. High levels of chlorine in tap water have also been linked to causing dry skin and brittle hair. For these reasons, it’s important to install a water conditioning unit in your home.

How to Fix Chlorine Water

If you’re unsure about the quality of your tap water, the signs are easy to spot. You’ll notice a buildup of white scale on faucets, clean dishes, and sink bowls. You might even notice that your hair and skin feel less moisturized than usual. To confirm if you have chlorine water — especially in summer months — call Ben Franklin for a quick and easy water analysis. Our water testing technology can detect chlorine, trace minerals, and even waterborne bacteria.

A home water conditioner is the most efficient way to ensure that your family has consistently pure water — especially as your water use increases during hot summer months.

Already have a water conditioner? It might be time to add more salt. Your water filter should be half-full at minimum. If adding salt still doesn’t remedy the problem, it might be time to consider a high-efficiency water treatment. Benjamin Franklin plumbing offers water conditioning to remove chlorine and hard water minerals.

Contact your local Benjamin Franklin plumber to discuss water conditioning options.

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