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When Water Hits You Hard: How Hard Water Affects Your Home’s Plumbing System

One of the common water quality issues Americans face every day is hard water. This type of water contains excessive minerals (specifically magnesium and calcium), which create all sorts of problems from minor annoyances to potentially major plumbing issues. Therefore, when hard water is flowing inside your home, you may experience the following problems in your plumbing.

Stains on Your Fixtures

Hard water produces calcium deposits in your plumbing system, which appears yellow or white. They typically show up on your sinks, showerheads, and faucets. The build-up of these deposits can make your fixtures look filthy. Even if you find a way to get rid of the deposits, they will eventually reappear if hard water passes through your pipes.

Clogging of Pipes

While some consider the pipe fixture stains the least of their concerns, they must not ignore what hard water can do to the pipes. Similar to how high cholesterol can cause fat deposits to obstruct your arteries, the limescale building up inside the tubes will eventually impede the passage of water. 

As a result, your plumbing system will have to work harder to compensate for a less efficient output. Eventually, the water pressure will become so low that you won’t have a choice but to replace your pipes.

Below Par Water Heater Performance

Hard water is bad news for water heaters as it decreases the appliance’s efficiency and drives up the operating cost. The limescale will settle to the bottom of the tank and form a layer that heat has to go through to warm the water. Moreover, you’ll need to flush water heaters every three months (as opposed to once a year) to efficiently remove the built-up deposits in the tank.

Fortunately, Superior Water Conditioners has a solution that will take care of your hard water problems. As an innovative water treatment company in Fort Wayne, we provide residential water treatment systems to help homeowners protect their fixtures and tanks from limescale accumulation and corrosion. With our system, you can extend the lifecycle of your plumbing system and maintain its peak efficiency.

Contact us today for more information about our water treatment system.

3 Signs of Hard Water Problem in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

We all learned in school that water consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. But, what many of us don’t realize is that some minerals can get into the water before it gets to our taps. Groundwater usually goes through limestone, where it may pick up magnesium, iron, or calcium deposits before it flows through the faucets in our home. This often results in hard water or water with a high mineral count.

While hard water isn’t exactly a health risk, it still can affect many of our daily tasks. In fact, here are some signs of hard water issues you should never ignore:


Strange Stains on Your Bathroom Fixtures

When you have hard water at home, you’ll likely see reddish or brown stains in your toilet and on other bathroom fixtures. This is because hard water, sometimes, contains iron deposits that can corrode your pipes. When pipes get rusty, the water flowing through them can result in stains that look like rust spots. You’ll have to use a vinegar solution or elbow grease to get rid of those stains. But unfortunately, the stains will keep reappearing until you address your rusty pipes, as well as hard water problem.

Pipes That Keep Getting Clogged

Other than becoming rusty, pipes also often get clogged because of hard water. Scale deposits build up inside the pipes and constrict the flow of water, causing clogs and backups. This can lead to other major plumbing issues, especially when not addressed immediately.

Dingy Clothes

Because of its calcium and magnesium deposits, hard water makes it difficult for soap detergent to do its job washing your clothes. So, you’ll end up with clothes that appear dingy and wear out faster. Plus, mineral deposits left on clothes can dry your skin and may worsen eczema symptoms.

Fixing your pipes and bathroom fixtures can cost you a lot of money. But, the damages due to hard water can even get worse if you and your family end up suffering from skin irritation issues and other annoyances. To address hard water problems, you need to get rid of the mineral deposits in the water. Take a look at how a Superior Water Conditioner residential water treatment system can help.

If you want to know more about water conditioners, don’t hesitate to contact us, today.

US Builders Review. Treating scale, the silent killer of water-powered systems







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water conditionerTreating scale, the silent killer of water-powered systems

In the medical world, high blood pressure is a “silent killer,” often caused by clogged arteries. The world of foodservice equipment, water heaters, steam boilers, cooling towers and other equipment that uses water, has its own silent killer: scale buildup and corrosion. Read more 


US Builders Review Recognizes Superior’s EcoFriendly Water Treatment Systems

Recognized again in 2017 as the Greenbuild Editor’s Choice by US Builders Review,

 In the medical world, high blood pressure is a “silent killer,” often caused by clogged arteries. The world of foodservice equipment, water heaters, steam boilers, cooling towers and other equipment that uses water, has its own silent killer: scale buildup and corrosion.
Much like plaque can clog arteries, scale and corrosion buildup clogs plumbing systems and other equipment where water flows. That makes it harder for water to circulate, reduces efficiency, causes downtime and maintenance requirements, and can drastically shorten equipment lifespan.
Superior Manufacturing Corporation says it has the solution.

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Superior welcomes Peerless Cleaners as a new customer


Fort Wayne’s #1 Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaners Just Got Eco-Friendlier

Superior Manufacturing welcomes Peerless Cleaners as a new customer, and commends them for their excellent service to the community and their contribution to the environment.

For over 100 years, Peerless Cleaners has served Northeastern Indiana with excellence. Starting in 1915, Peerless is the oldest full service cleaner in the area. They have built their reputation on expert service, quality, value, and attention to detail. Their experience allows them to determine the best cleaning method for each individual garment.

Peerless has been caring for the environment by implementing eco-friendly cleaning practices such as:
• Using Safe Disposal Methods
• Recycling Hangers
• Installing Energy Efficient Lighting
• Using Non-Toxic, 99% Organic and 100% Biodegradable Detergents
• Installing Energy Efficient Boilers and Dryers to Reduce Fuel and Electricity Costs

In just the past two years, Peerless has been honored with three awards, one of which was Plant of the Year Award for Best Plant Design in the United States.

To go a step further in caring for the environment and cutting operational costs, Steve Grashoff, President has recently made the decision to discontinue using chemicals in his boiler for scale and corrosion control and install a Superior Water Conditioner in their place.

By choosing Superior for his water treatment needs, his boiler blowdown is now 100% chemical-free, and harmless to the environment, and his ROI is very short, since this one-time purchase will eliminate the ongoing costs of the chemicals he has used for years to treat his boiler.

We appreciate the opportunity to assist Peerless Cleaners with their water treatment needs in the most cost-effective, user-friendly, and environmentally-safe way with their application of the Superior Water Conditioner.

US Builders Review at Greenbuild 2015

Published on Dec 15, 2015
Superior Manufacturing provides clean water and prevents pollution at the same time with the help of its green, user-friendly and cost-effective water conditioners. The conditioners require no chemicals and because of this, put no pollutants into the environment – making Superior Manufacturing a US Builders Review Greenbuild 2015 Editor’s Choice honoree

Celebrating our 50th Year!

In celebrating our 50th year, we would like to thank all of our Distributors, Dealers and Sales Representatives for making this milestone possible. We look forward to a continued successful business partnership with all of you!