Water Softener Services in Harrisburg & Central Pennsylvania

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Hard water is an unpleasant reality plaguing many households in and around the Harrisburg, PA area. It can create an unhealthy environment and in many cases is unsafe to be consumed without being boiled first. A popular solution to the problem of hard water is the installation of a whole house water softener. At G.F. Bowman, Inc. we can help you install the right water softener for your home. These devices work simultaneously with your plumbing and filter water before it enters your home, leaving you with soft water.

Looking for a water filtration system outside of a water softener? We can help! Ask our staff what options we have available for your home today.

What is Hard Water & How Can it Affect Your Home?

Hard water is water that comes out of the tap with a high mineral content in it. The presence of these minerals, though microscopic, can be quite detrimental to your health and plumbing system as well. While they are microscopic, there are some symptoms you should be able to notice immediately in your home. This includes:

  • Foul Smelling Water: Hard water has a high mineral concentration that tends to smell of sulfur.
  • Low Water Pressure: As hard water passes through your pipes, it may leave deposits called scale. Eventually, the scale buildup can be severe enough to stop the flow of water altogether.
  • Leaky Pipes: A common symptom of hard water is pipe deterioration. If you’re dealing with frequent water leaks, the water quality could be to blame.
  • Stains: Does your tub, sink, or toilet have spots and stains? Hard water can deteriorate the surface of many of your fixtures, leaving stains that aren’t easily removed with standard cleaning products.

At the first sign of hard water, it’s imperative to have a filtration system installed. A water softener can easily be integrated into your plumbing system and can help protect your health, plumbing, and appliances.