PHOENIX, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This time last year, NASA discovered liquid water on the planet Mars. Thinking about this discovery makes us consider the essential roll water plays in sustaining life on our planet. It could be said that residents of Phoenix, Arizona were early to such a party. Desert dwellers are more familiar than most with the importance water plays in the life of an individual. A day spent under the harsh summer sun is enough to ensure one never takes water for granted ever again. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161121/441622LOGO Parker & Sons is quite familiar with the crucial roll water plays in the life of the people of Phoenix. For nearly 4 decades, Parker & Sons has been providing quality home water treatment services in addition to the plumbing and HVAC services they are well known for. Parker & Sons note that when individuals are hiring a company to attend to their home water service needs, they should make sure they are hiring a company that is familiar with the unique properties of water in the desert. Phoenix is notorious for its unusually hard groundwater. Hard water occurs when natural sediments and minerals enter into water. This can have a number of side effects. Parker & Sons notes, that while hard water is not detrimental to the health of most individuals, it is detrimental to the health of the home plumbing system. Hard water will often cause mineral buildup which overtime can constrict the flow of water through pipes in the home plumbing system. Total blockages have even been known to occur. This will place a large amount of stress and strain on pipes and could lead to leaks and ruptures.