The water in San Diego, CA is not only hard, but it’s some of the hardest water in the entire USA. This is the type of water that cries out for a Water Softener System. Our plumbers at Tarpy Plumbing, Heating & Air know this and are experts at installing, maintaining and repairing Water Softeners in the San Diego area.

San Diego Water Softener System

Hard water is water that carries a certain ratio of minerals, especially calcium and magnesium. It’s considered moderately hard if it has 3.56 to 7.01 grains per gallon of water or 61 to 120 parts per million. San Diego’s water has a whopping 16 gr/gal, which translates to 276 ppm. Limescale is the real villain when it comes to hard water. It can build up not only in your plumbing pipes but in your hot water heater and your boiler. If it is not treated, it can destroy these components of your home and force you to spend a lot of money to replace them.

Problems caused by hard water include:

  • Build up of soap scum
  • Glassware with spots or clouds and dull-looking dishes
  • Dry skin and brittle hair
  • Limescale on fixtures
  • Damaged clothing

A water softener works on a simple principle. It replaces the calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions, which do not leave limescale. This allows soap and detergents to lather up and clean the way they should. You can have a water softener installed near the point where fresh water enters your home.