Water Softeners

water softener

Hard water is a common water problem found in the home. Hard water contains higher-than-ordinary levels of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. The dissolved ions in these react with the chemicals in soap to create a sticky "soap" scum. You may see rings or staining on your sinks, tubs and showers. Clothes and sheets washed in hard water can feel rough or even harsh to the touch. Skin may fee scratchy and dry and hair may tangle easily and look dull. Dishes, especially glasses, can display water spotting, streaking, or a visible film. Hard water causes scale to form on the inside of pipes, water heaters, tea kettles and so on. The calcium and magnesium precipitate out of the water and stick to things. The scale doesn't conduct heat well and it also reduces the flow through pipes. Eventually, pipes can become completely clogged.

The unpleasant taste, smell, look and feel of your water are also by products of hard water. Water softeners are designed to reduce hardness by removing minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese from your water. The idea behind a water softener is simple. The calcium and magnesium ions in the water are replaced with sodium ions. Since sodium does not react to form a compound in pipes or react badly with soap, both of the problems of hard water are eliminated.

Salt-free water softeners soften and filter drinking water in your home or business. They provide another alternative, performing water softening differently. Salt-free softeners remove existing lime scale from pipes, then prevent build-up inside pipes, on fixtures (the shower head, curtain, etc.), your body, or any place where the water flows freely. The water will still be hard, however, places where water sits, such as your hot water heater, will still get a buildup of scale. No salt or potassium is needed, and the minerals and nutrients in the water are not affected. However, they are not recommended for water hardness levels above 25 grains per gallon.

Healthy eating and clean water go hand in hand. We need clean drinking water. We need clean water for cooking and making beverages. We want our dishes, glasses, and clothes to be pristine and our bathrooms and kitchens to be sanitary and visually appealing. FindaWaterPro will make your search for an experienced, reputable water company an easy one, so you can have pure, clean water for your home or business.

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Benefits Include:
  • Less spotting on dishes and glasses
  • Decrease scale buildup in pipes
  • Pleasent taste and smell of water
  • Avoid hard water problems
  • Salt-free softeners also filter drinking water
  • Remove lime scale