Whole House Water Softener Systems
Ever noticed scum on your faucet or shower head? That’s from hard water scale buildup in your pipes. A water softener can fix that.
Whole House Water Softener
When you receive water from the source, it can be contaminated with bacteria, pesticides, toxic metals, or high levels of naturally occurring minerals. While not all of these contaminants are harmful, they can still have a negative impact on the way your water affects your clothes, pipes, appliances, water heater, and more.
If you notice that your whites are dingy, the toilet bowl is stained, or your hot water heater needs to be replaced often, hard water may be the problem—and a whole house water softener may be the solution.
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is water that contains calcium, magnesium, and other trace amounts of minerals, and is the result of water filtering that is rich in minerals before it reaches your tap. According to the United States Geological Survey, more than 80 percent of homes in the United States have some degree of hard water. The more the minerals dissolved in the water, the harder the water becomes, which can cause the growth of bacteria. Some signs of hard water include:
- Stubborn, discolored rings in the toilet bowl that can’t be scrubbed away
- White spots or chalky residue on your dishes and in the dishwasher
- High water bills from appliances made more inefficient by hard water
- A persistent buildup of soap scum in the tub or shower
- Low water pressure from faucets and showerheads
- Water heaters that corrode and wear out quickly
- White clothes that grow gray and colors that dull after only a few washes
- Dry, itchy skin and dull hair from sticky soap residue that won’t wash away in hard water
While hard water isn’t necessarily harmful to you, its effects can still be a nuisance to deal with. You can fix this all these with a quality water softener systems install along with a Water filtration system.
What is a Water Softener?
A water softener is a type of filtration system that effectively removes the minerals in water that cause hard water. The most common type of home water softeners works by ion exchange. During this process, water flows through a tank lined with negatively charged resin beads that attract and bind with the positively charged calcium and magnesium ions in your water. The minerals are trapped in a salty brine solution and are flushed away before they ever reach the tap. This type of system requires a steady supply of water softener salt and effectively removes unwanted hard water minerals.
Before choosing a softener, check your local regulations to find out if salt-based systems are restricted in your area. Some municipalities limit the use of these because of potential environmental concerns in ecologically sensitive areas. Liquid Plumbing can help.
What do we recommend?
Contact Liquid Plumbing To Install Your Whole House Water Softener
At Liquid Plumbing, we want you to be happy in your home. That’s why we offer water quality solutions that help improve the water that you use every day.