something forming in pipes in less than 3 weeks
We are in the middle of a bathroom remodel and something has arisen that may or may not need to be addressed.
The part of the shower on/off thing that goes in the wall was installed, but nothing else. The trim kit along with the mixer/valve/cartridge part arrived. The fella removed whatever he needed to install the mixer valve thing and discovered that in less than three weeks hard deposits have started to form.
We do have a whole house water circulator because it took up to 3.5 minutes to get hot water to the farthest point of the house.
We are also on city water. After reading their report about our water, I learned "Our water has a hardness measure of 30 parts per million, or 1.8 grains per gallon, which is considered soft."
Something else I read (not the municipal water site, but somewhere else) that a little bit of coating on the pipes was beneficial.
But does it seem reasonable that after less than 3 weeks, stuff should already be forming on the inside of the pipes and if it was forming after 3 weeks, what do the rest of the pipes look like after 22 years?
I have not really noticed any hard to remove deposits on the sinks or dishes or anything.
What do you think might be up and should I get a plumber in here pronto or is this normal?
Thanks for any advice you can give me and in the meantime I shall start combing your archives.