Water Softeners Tampa Bay
At Midway Services, we are not just concerned with finding leaks and repairing old pipes and heaters, we also offer professional installation of water softeners and water quality improving devices.
Most of Florida was once believed to be covered entirely by ocean water, known as a karstic region. Karstic regions have large limestone deposits which are the leading contributor to the hard groundwater that necessitates the use of water softeners and water quality devices. As rain falls to the earth, the carbon dioxide in the air dissolves into it, which turns the water slightly acidic. The combination of this acidity with the normal solvent properties of water allows it to efficiently eat through soft limestone. As it dissolves through this rock, the ground water collects large amounts of calcium and magnesium ions. It is the metallic ions present in the solution that make it “hard”.
Due to these factors, Florida has some of the hardest water in the nation, which is problematic in a few different ways:
- It can cause clogs and ultimately pipe failure.
- Hardness quickly wears down heaters and other appliances, resulting in costly repairs and replacement bills.
- Hard water has been shown to be a possible aggravator of some health problems.
- Midway Services of Clearwater, St Petersburg and Tampa can test the water in your home and suggest products which will improve it.
Hardness of water does not have any direct relation with specific illnesses but many studies have shown minor health issues can be agitated or worsened with hard water. In addition to this, other contaminants that enter a water supply do have a potential to be harmful or aggravate allergies. Some studies have shown a relation between hard water at home and increased cases of eczema in kids. The high mineral content also worsens symptoms for people with dry skin and scalp. If certain microbes or fungal spores are introduced to your water source, many allergy symptoms can be created or worse, more colds. Our water softeners and water quality devices can eliminate these threats to you and your family’s overall health.
Your local water system adds chlorine to safely transport the water to your home. The carbon filter eliminates the chlorine at your home – making the water taste better and improving the overall quality of your water.
We care about you and your family’s level of comfort and health in your home. We will come out and test your home’s water to assess its quality. If high levels of metallic ions exist or other contaminants are present, we will work with you on the right system for you at a price you can afford. We offer this quality installation of water softeners and water quality appliances in addition to all our other plumbing services.
How Water Softeners Beat Hard Water
Our water softeners and water quality appliances can remove these damaging ions in two ways:
- Reverse Osmosis: The most common method is to use specialized filters to physically remove metal ions from the water.
- Ion Exchange: Water is passed through a tank that replaces calcium and magnesium ions with less destructive sodium and potassium mono ions. Removal or exchange of metal ions reduces the hardness of water, making it safer, less damaging and more refreshing.
We also suggest letting us install water softeners and water quality appliances to save money on maintenance repairs or even replacement costs of appliances. Hard water produces a white substance you can actually see suspended in a glass of drinking water. This white particulate, which is mostly calcium, builds up in your pipes leading to clogs which eventually can result in total pipe failure. This same material causes the clogging in your shower heads and faucets. Additionally, this substance has negative effects on expensive appliances such as water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers and anything else that rely on your home water to operate. The scale build-up can cause appliances to run less efficiently and wear down more quickly.
Water hardness does not have any direct relation with specific illnesses, but many studies have shown minor health issues can be agitated or worsened with hard water. In addition to this, other contaminants that enter a water supply do have a potential to be harmful or aggravate allergies. Some studies have even shown a relation between hard water at home and increased cases of eczema in children. Mineral content also worsens symptoms for people with dry skin and scalp. If certain microbes, fungal spores, or chemicals are introduced to your water source, many allergy symptoms can be aggravated and cause illness. Our water softeners and water quality devices can eliminate these threats to you and improve your family’s overall health.
We care about the level of comfort and health in your home. We will come out to test your home’s water and assess the quality. If high levels of metallic ions exist or other contaminants are present, we will find the right system for you, at a price you can afford. And remember, as licensed plumbers, we offer installations of water softeners and water quality appliances in addition to all the other plumbing services we provide.
With our flat-rate pricing, there are no hidden costs. Any additional expenses will be discussed with you so there are never any pricing surprises. We also offer one-hour emergency service when scheduling permits.
For Your Peace of Mind
At Midway, we take your peace of mind very seriously. We understand that by calling us, you are inviting a stranger into your home or onto your property, and that can be a frightening proposition.
Before we hire a technician at Midway Services, they must pass a nationwide criminal background check and a drug screening.
Midway service technicians arrive within their scheduled time, driving a Midway Services vehicle, neatly dressed in a Midway Services uniform and sporting a Midway Services photo identification badge. You can rest assured that we will leave our work areas neat and tidy and treat your home and furnishings as we would our own.
"Response was fast (~30min - 1hr) and honest technician.We'll definately be using them for any of our other service in the future."
"We had an emergency with our AC unit one evening and Midway Services sent out HVAC service Dom L. He was fantastic! He temporarily fixed the problem so our AC worked that night until the part came in a few days later. Dom sat with us and gave us all of our options with prices. He made us feel very comfortable in choosing the best option for us (even since our unit was a quite few years old.) He was very upfront and honest on our options and let us choose the best route for us. We appreciated his honesty. We had some water leaking a few days later and we requested Dom back and he fixed the leak and replaced all the new parts that came in. He worked very hard and cleaned over and beyond (it was more cleaning that he thought.) He even took our wet rugs (we had in our garage) out to dry! He went over and beyond. He was very knowledgeable, hard working, kind and explained everything to us thoroughly. We would highly recommend Midway Services to everyone. They are very reliable, hard working, honest and Dom was exceptional!"
"I had a very good experience with Midway Services. A pipe had burst underneath the foundation of my home. In trying to get a handle on all that was needed, I called about 10 or so plumbers in the area. Some neither answered my calls nor returned my message, others never showed, and still others showed but tried to up-sell me on other things or showed a lack of concern for my particular situation. Mike from Midway, on the other hand, took his time in assessing the situation. While his estimate was in the middle ground, I could see he wanted to do his best to not disturb my home (even though the job required running all-new plumbing throughout). He also seemed to have a firmer hand on what the job called for. It seems my house was a particularly difficult case, as all the plumbers told me, but Mike went further to figure out the best plan with the least damage to the home. Mike came in and completed the four-day job as he planned. He also been very responsive after the fact, answering my calls and making himself available for any other questions I imposed. In all, I definitely recommend Midway for your plumbing needs."
"A/C system had not been working for a while, even though multiple people had tried to fix it. Tommy and Joey came out and took care of the problem and were extremely professional and pleasant. Could not be happier with the service we received. Highly recommend this company."
"They were professional, listened to what we wanted and made it happen within our budget."
"I just liked them. This is our second experience with them and they did a good job."
"I am very pleased. I was very happy with the work and everything that Midway Services did."
"Midway services have done a good job and Bill CEO and the owner was very helpful."
"I was very happy and satisfied with all the work. They did an excellent job."
"I am in my mother's house and I have lived here the past 10 years since she past away. She had Midway Services since before I lived here. I've continued to use them for various repairs. I've also had them do my whole kitchen. I was very happy and satisfied. When anyone else would take 4-6 months to complete it, it took Midway only one month. I felt free to come and go as needed with my grandchildren. Since then, I'm now beginning to have a problem with a leak in my utility room. Terrance Chambers has been helping me for the last few weeks and I'm very happy with the service. I would recommend any of Midway's employees to anyone."