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.
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 dry scalps. 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 in 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 to choose the right system, at a price you can afford.
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.
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 relies on your home’s water to operate. The scale build-up can cause appliances to run less efficiently and wear down more quickly.
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.