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Water Quality Services in North County, CA

Water Quality Solutions in Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos & the Surrounding Areas

The water in North County isn’t quite as beautiful and awe-inspiring as the rest of our lovely area of the state; like most water in Southern California, the water in the North County area is exceptionally hard, with a heaping dose of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals and substances.

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While none of this will harm your or your family’s health, it can:

  • Cause wear and tear on your plumbing devices
  • Make your clothes feel stiff and crusty
  • Make your food taste strange
  • Leave unsightly residue all over your faucets, fixtures, and dishes

But you don’t have to fight hard water if you don’t want to. With the help of the Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air team, you can enjoy a state-of-the-art water filtration system and bring your water quality to new heights.

We have extensive experience in the home comfort field, and we are prepared to provide you with any assistance you may require.

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What Affects Your Water Quality?

Water quality can be shaped by several different factors, but water hardness is typically the most problematic. Water hardness refers to the presence of magnesium and calcium in water, as these minerals leave sediment and residue wherever they pass. With hard water, you may notice that anything that’s wet leave behind a whitish spot when it dries.

In North County, water is moderately hard; it’s not nearly as hard as some regions of the mountain states in the east, but it’s noticeably hard all the same. In addition to this, some cities in the North Country area have hard water levels that meet federal and local legal limits for contaminants but exceed other guidelines—suggestions that aren’t hard rules for certain contaminants.

There’s also a risk that water will pick up contaminants between the water treatment facility and your home via aging pipes and other sources of contamination, which can’t be detected in water tests in treatment facilities.

If you live in Carlsbad or Vista, all of these factors and risks mean it’s a good idea to have a water filtration system installed for your health, fixtures, and water taste. While you probably won’t be harmed by your water in this area, a water filtration system will make it that much better.

Ready to find out what high quality water is like? Reach out to Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air online or by dialing 760-295-5014.

Our Water Treatment Products

The team at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air installs high-quality whole-house filtration products from HALO Water Systems. These systems allow the removal of a wide variety of contaminants from the water throughout your home, including your fixtures, water heater, ice makers, and so on—far more than you could hope to treat with fixture-based filtration.

Benefits of Improved Water Quality

Improving your water quality can have a wealth of benefits beyond the obvious improvements for your fixtures, clothes, water-using appliances, and hair. Filtering your water can additionally improve the taste of your food, coffee, and tea, and it can help make your skin healthier. Most importantly, if there were any dangerous contaminants in your water before, filtration can also positively impact your health.

You should be able to enjoy clean water every day without paying a fortune to get it in a bottle. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of a whole-house water filtration system, dial 760-295-5014 or contact us online to get started.

Water Quality FAQs

A water filtration system filters out contaminants and hardening minerals in your water. A water softener only removes the minerals that cause water hardness, often using salt.

Salt water softeners are illegal in San Diego, but water filtration itself is not. The HALO Water System that Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air installs will soften your water, but it isn’t a salt-based system and thus doesn’t violate these laws.

Hard water can rapidly age any appliance which uses water, from ice makers and dishwashers to water heaters and washing machines. Sediment accumulation alone is a headache, but it can cause even more serious damage if it accumulates in the wrong place.


Choose Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air for Water Treatment in North County

The team at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air delivers superior quality treatment to customers across the North County area. Wherever you may live near northern San Diego, you can trust that our experienced plumbers and customer support staff will offer you excellent service from start to finish.

Start enjoying clean, pure water in your home as soon as possible. Dial 760-295-5014 or reach out online to get started with an appointment today.

We have extensive experience in the home comfort field, and we are prepared to provide you with any assistance you may require.

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