Tired of hard water problems? Hard water can be a real bummer for your home. It can cause plumbing problems, make it difficult to keep your home clean, and it can negatively impact the quality of your hair and skin. So, what’s the deal with water softeners? Are they the solution?
Let’s look more closely at how a water softening system works.
What is hard water, and how do you know if you have it?
Water quality varies from place to place. For example, there is a difference in quality when water from a well is compared with water from a municipality.
Minerals such as calcium and magnesium in the water are what make the water “hard.” They usually get in there because the groundwater dissolves things like limestone or iron, and remnants make their way into your home’s water supply.
Hard water flows through municipal pipes and then the gallons of water enter and deposit a scaly buildup on many different things in your home including pipes, water heaters, washing machines, dishes, appliance heating elements, and more.
Will water softeners help?
Water softeners work by removing the hard minerals in the water. They do this through the science of ion exchange and can remove things like magnesium, iron, manganese, and calcium, replacing them with sodium ions.
With a water softener tank, the hard water will pass through it and the minerals are removed and pulled from it with a magnetic type of force. The minerals will stay inside the water softener tank and the softened water will make its way through your home.
Long story short: Water softeners allow you to say goodbye to scaly buildup! They can help turn your hard water into soft water.
If you have concerns about your water quality and think you could benefit from a water softener, contact our experienced team at Meticulous Plumbing today!
We’re also happy to discuss any plumbing questions you might have.
Wondering about how to install a water softener? Worried about water testing or water treatments? How about the amount of sodium or potassium chloride in the water supply? Curious about resin beads, brine tanks, reverse osmosis, or something else? Get in touch with Meticulous!