Hard water contains high concentrations of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Hard water isn’t harmful to your health, but it can be a nuisance for homeowners trying to keep a clean household. If you see any of the following signs of hard water, it might be time to install a water softener:
- Limescale buildup around faucets and showerheads
- Soap scum on shower walls, bathtubs, sinks and other fixtures in the kitchen or bathroom
- Plumbing and pipe corrosion due to mineral buildup
- Streaky or spotty dishes
- Stiff laundry after washing
- Irritated and dry skin or dull hair
The effects of hard water can cost you time and money having to clean or replace items that have stopped working due to mineral deposits, which is why you should consider investing in a water softening system.
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Water softening systems have negatively charged resin beads. So as hard water pumps through a water softener, calcium and magnesium are attracted to the resin beads and will drain out of the system, along with the salty water. The same process takes place when the water softener regenerates, or cleans itself therefore leaving you with softer, better, and cleaner water.
Advantages of a Water Softener
With a water softener, you’ll enjoy the feel of soft towels, a cleaner home and healthier-looking skin. Moreover, when you reduce dissolved minerals from your tap water, you can help eliminate scale buildup on fixtures, water-using appliances, shower walls and corrosion in pipes. This means less time having to clean your home or dealing with repairs. The benefits of a water softener, include:
- Shinier hair and softer skin
- Sparkling, spot-free dishes
- Brighter and softer laundry
- Longer-lasting appliances
- Clearer water
- Reduced time and money spent on cleaning
Call us today for a free water analysis in Jacksonville, FL. We offer a number of different water softener options to meet your needs. Your Water Treatment Professional will analyze the test results and make recommendations on the type and size of equipment that will best take care of your water quality problems and fit your lifestyle.