Buckeye Water Softeners
If you’ve noticed watermarks on your faucets, a cloudy buildup on your dishes, and an ever-murkier shower door, chances are you have hard water. Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. Hard water makes life duller. From clothes, to dishes, to your hair and skin, hard water does a number on us. But there is a solution: turn hard water soft by installing a water softener system.
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What is Hard Water?
Water that contains minerals is referred to as hard. When water has travelled through limestone and chalk, calcium and magnesium minerals, these minerals may be deposited into the water. Iron is also found in some hard water. Hard water is an extremely common problem with upwards of 85% of American households being affected.
Hard water is detrimental to appliances and pipes as the mineral deposits build up and reduce efficiency. The life expectancy of an appliance is often greatly reduced when it is run with hard water. Hard water leaves mineral deposits on everything it comes into contact with – dishes, faucets, shower doors, and clothes, as well as our skin and hair look and feel duller with hard water.
Benefits of Softer Water
A quality water softener system will remove the minerals that build up everywhere you use water. Once you install a water softener and experience soft water, you will notice many improvements. Your skin and hair will feel brighter and cleaner. Your clothes will be less dingy. Dishes will no longer have a dull buildup and your shower, sinks, and faucets will be free of mineral deposits. You’ll use less cleaning products because there are fewer residues to remove. Your pipes will also stop accumulating scales from mineral deposits, resulting in reduced clogged toilets and drains.
How Does a Water Softener Work?
The most common residential water softening techniques are ion-exchange and reverse osmosis. Ion-exchange works by exchanging the hard water deposits for softer water. The water softener is full of ion-exchange resin that will swap the calcium and magnesium ions in the hard water with sodium or potassium ions. The result is softer water.
Reverse osmosis works like a net or strainer. When presented with a porous membrane, the smaller water molecules are able to pass through these pores, while the larger calcium and magnesium ions are stopped from joining the water on the other side of the membrane because of their size. The membrane effectively strains out the hardness ions without having to add any other ions into the water.
Experience the amazing results of soft water by calling our Buckeye, AZ team now! Reach Christian Brothers at (623) 499-9794.