What’s That White Stuff On My Plumbing Fixtures (My Faucets and Shower Heads)?
"Here specifically in Southern California we do have very hard water related to the where we have to actually get our water source from, so everybody in our local market over here really needs to have a water treatment system ."
- Bob Muller, Plumbing Expert
What is the white crusty stuff on my faucets and shower heads? This question is answered by plumbing expert, Bob Muller from Personal Plumbing. Check out what he suggests...
Bob is a leader and loves to solve problems! With his decades of experience, Bob has seen everything in plumbing. Enjoy this episode... For assistance with your plumbing needs please call Personal Plumbing - (760) 205-3320. Log on to - www.PersonalPlumbingSanDiego.com
Podcast Episode Transcription:
Here specifically in Southern California we do have very hard water related to the where we have to actually get our water source from so everybody in our local market over here is really needs to have a water treatment system. This is the Check a pro radio show. Check A Pro Joe has assembled a team of pre-qualified home service contractors to bring you the latest in services products and techniques now here's your host the man with a hard hat and tool belt check a pro Joe often overtime we get this white build up on our plumbing fixtures like our faucets it's that white powdery crust you stuff and if you take your fingernail to it you can kind of scratch it away I've got a question for a plumbing expert Bob Mueller from personal plumbing Bob I really want to know first of all what is that white stuff and how can we stop it from building up on our faucets hi Joe hey thanks for having me yes this is a common problem in most houses especially in areas where you have hard water and it is a calcification due to a buildup of hard minerals and that is usually going to get treated by having a either a water filtration system in your home or some sort of softener system here specifically in Southern California we do have very hard water related to the where we have to actually get our water source from so everybody in our local market over here is really needs to have a water treatment system in their in their house some sort of filtration system I recommend that they use you know a the type of system that we use which is called the Halo would be happy to come out and do a free water test at your house and see what kind of hard water that you got going on but the best way to really remedy this is by treating it first with from the water source but then of course it from the fixture itself you got to get a some sort of scale remover which is going to be either a vinegar solution or what we use the CLR which is a common product that you can get at the local stores and soak that product but once you do get that clear you do you do need to you know remedy the source which is your bad water to begin with I recommend getting a water softener and a whole house water filter I have that for my home and it makes things a lot easier especially if you live in areas with very hard water yes for sure thank you Bob I appreciate your expertise on this thanks Joe! Check a pro is your local source for pre-qualified contractors stay tuned for more of the Check A Pro radio show.