- Cleaner hair and softer skin
- Brighter and softer clothes
- Cleaner Dishes
- Less time cleaning
- Money saved
A water softener can be a lifesaver for homeowners plagued by the effects of hard water. But there are times where a water softener just isn’t right for you. Water softeners may remove mineral ions, but they do not remove contaminants such as bacteria or heavy metals like lead, mercury, or even iron. If you want better tasting water, a water filtration system might be a better choice for your home.
When water falls as rain, it’s pure and void of minerals or soft water. As it flows through the ground, it collects minerals like calcium and magnesium along the way. Water that has collected a large amount of minerals is classified as hard water. Hard water is not harmful to your health, but it is harmful to your home.
A water softener works to treat hard water by removing the minerals responsible through a process called ion-exchange. Mineral ions that cause hardness and damage to your home are trapped by resin within the system and exchanged for sodium and potassium ions.