Typically, most homes do not have a water softener and the untreated water is described as “hard” water. Hard water is detrimental to your homes plumbing system. It will corrode faucets faster, leave spots on your shower door and dishes, and soaps leave your skin dry and scaly after use.
A water softener is a unit that treats water at the point of entry to your home. The process that occurs deals with the calcium and magnesium that is found in hard water. “Basically, the resin or mineral inside the mineral tank is specially designed to remove “hard” particles of lime and calcium, by a simple ion exchange process. The resin beads inside the softener tank have a different or opposite electrical charge than the dissolved particles of the incoming water. Because of this electrical charge difference, the dissolved particles suspended in your water will cling to the resin beads on contact, thereby ridding the water of these particles, causing the water exiting the unit to be “soft”. The resin has a limit to how much of these hardness particles it can hold, which is why there are many different sizes of softeners and also why regeneration or brining is required.” (watts.com)
A water softener is a great way to protect your plumbing, and to save money tax free!
If you are unsure how “hard” your water is at R.J. Kielty we have the ability to come and test your water at no cost to you. At that time we will be able to know how hard your water is and what type of system would be best fit for your home or business. Don’t hesitate to call! 1-800-330-5486