Water Quality in the Twin Cities VS Surrounding Suburbs

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No two cities have the same quality of water. Everything from the water source to the treatment process creates difference. In Minneapolis for example, the sole source of water supply is the Mississippi River,whereas suburbs will usually get water from private wells. Meanwhile, water treatment facility budgets are determined by city regulators. Larger cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul often have larger budgets set aside for water treatment than surrounding suburbs. This is why smaller cities like Edina, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and surrounding suburbs could possibly have water quality issues like cracks and leaks.

How Water Quality Impacts the Plumbing in Your Home

If you live in a city with less-than-desirable water quality, you might face plumbing problems in your home that get worse with time. The most frequent water quality issues our plumbers see is excessive water pressure. In practice, high water pressure is like high blood pressure, slowly weakening your pipes over time. This is especially true if the water is hard with mineral contamination. A good solution for this is having a certified plumber install a pressure reducing valve that regulates the flow of water coming into your home and protects your plumbing system.

Common Reasons for Poor Water Quality

1.) Lack of Water Softener

Hard water takes its toll on your appliances and plumbing. Water softeners help treat water for various minerals that damage appliances and wear down plumbing fixtures. To have the cleanest, purest water, our plumbers recommend installing a water softener.

2.) Depletion of the Anode Rod

Anode rods are found in water heaters and are attacked by aggressive water. To lengthen the life of your water heater and plumbing, the anode rod should be checked every 3 to 5 years.

Whether you need repair or installation for a water softener, Benjamin Franklin plumbers are here to help. If you’re ready to take the first step toward protecting your appliances and plumbing, schedule service today or check out more information on Twin Cities water quality.

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