Why Filter & Soften Hard Water?
Whether water is soft or hard depends on the presence of minerals in the water, such as iron, magnesium, and calcium. Magnesium is the most common culprit in hardening water, but calcium and other minerals also contribute to the problem. Checking for hard water is relatively straightforward. Fortunately, we offer water softener installation to mitigate and even prevent these issues.
Even though hard water is safe to drink, it presents two major problems for household use. The minerals in hard water chemically react with soap to create a scum rather than soapy lather. If you have hard water, you’ll need more soap to bathe and more detergent to wash your dishes and clothes. Most importantly, hard water runs through your pipes, faucets, and plumbing appliances—eventually leading to clogs, corrosion, piping wear, and premature damage. Make sure it is clean and pure by relying on us for water filtration and softening.
Two Types of Water Softeners
Household water softeners come in two basic types. The first type, an ion exchanger, uses a special resin to “exchange” the magnesium or calcium ions in the hard water with harmless sodium and potassium ions. This significantly reduces hardness, and it only produces saltwater as a byproduct. The second type, reverse osmosis, uses a filter to block the calcium and magnesium ions from entering the water. This system requires regular filter changes to ensure cleanliness. Reach out to us today, and we’ll help you determine the right water softener or filtration system for your needs.