Hard Water Easy to Manage with a Home Water Softener
Hard water doesn’t come easy. In fact, it comes with many problems and extra work for you. Although it may not be dangerous to your health, it could be dangerous to your good attitude. Homes dealing with hard water without a water softener are using more chemicals to remove stains and buildup, buying more soaps and detergent to clean clothes and hair, wasting time and effort the whole time. The energy we waste cleaning and the energy we waste with our appliances is alarming once you realize the benefits of our water softeners.
Hard water is simply water that is high in mineral content. These minerals typically include magnesium and calcium and are a nuisance because of mineral buildup on fixtures and poor soap or detergent performance. It can also be found on the insides of pipes, water heaters, tea kettles, coffee makers and industrial machinery. As water passes through soil and rock, it dissolves tiny amounts of minerals and holds them in a solution. The degree of hardness becomes greater as the calcium and magnesium content increases.
A water softening system works by removing the minerals from the water and gets to the heart of the problem. In most water softeners, calcium and magnesium switch places with sodium ions. The exchange eliminates both of the problems of hard water because sodium doesn’t precipitate out in pipes or react badly with soap. The amount of sodium this process adds to your water is quite small. In most water softeners, the ion replacement takes place within a tank full of small polystyrene beads, also known as resin. The negatively charged beads are bonded to positively charged sodium ions. As the water flows past the beads, the sodium ions swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions, which carry a stronger positive charge.
Purchasing or renting a water softener has several benefits. Softened water works better with soaps and detergents, leaving your plates and glassware shinier and your clothes softer and cleaner. Your hair and skin will feel better and smoother when you use softened water, too. Housework is decreased because you can use less of cleaning supplies and you won’t have to scrub so hard, and fabrics last longer and whites stay white without the dingy gray caused by hard water. Our water softeners preserve the life of your appliances by eliminating the buildup which causes blockages and breakdowns. According to Consumer Reports, a water heater protected by a water softening system will also reduce the yearly energy cost of that appliance by 22%-29%. With all of the savings you will see with our water softeners, do not wait any longer. Contact us today to see which model would be right for you and start enjoying all of the benefits a water softener can give you!
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