Picking The Proper
Hard water that is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium carbonate, and manganese can require use of a water softener. If you find that shampoo doesn’t lather well or spots on your dishes you probably need a water softener.
Though these minerals are not harmful in most cases, they can create deposits in your plumbing and other appliances they can make be a nuisance in your daily routine.
Hard water is a reality for many homeowners. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, 85 percent of American homes have problems with hard water.
Fixing Hard Water:
Hard water is created in underground sources that collect dissolved minerals. These minerals give water poor characteristics.
We have many options for fixing hard water in your home. Contact our experts for a water analysis and solutions for your problems.
Options for Water Softeners:
The most commonly used option is an ion-exchange unit, but other options are available. It’s important you understand the differences.
1) Salt-Based Ion Exchange Softeners
This type of water softener cycles household water through two tanks: one with special resin beads and the other filled with brine. It works on the principle of ion exchange, softening hard water by substituting salt for hard minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.
2) Dual-Tank Water Softeners
When a water softener is recharging, it is designed to disconnect from the water system, so it is basically out of commission. For this reason, the cycling is set to occur at night.
If down is an issue, or you have a large family, you should consider a dual tank water softener. These units operate on demand and can be smaller than one tank systems.
Remember to measure the space required for these systems. It should be installed near inbound water line is present for your entire home so it can supply the entire home. These systems require a drain nearby for back washing. Some systems require electrical power and require power source close-bye.