Water softeners are a wonderfully helpful addition to your home. Some folks consider them a luxury item but we do not find that to be the case. Adding a water softener to your system, or repairing an existing one, will noticeably improve your quality of life and save you money down the line.
What does a water softener do?
Water softeners use an ingenious process to remove microscopic bits of metal and minerals that are dissolved in your water. These elements commonly include:
Where do they come from?
These are all naturally occurring minerals that enter our water at its source. Groundwater dissolves limestone and other elements found in the earth causing our water to become “hard”. They are particularly common in the water of homes that rely on ground wells as a source.
Why is “Hard Water” bad?
Don’t worry; the dissolved solids in hard water are not hazardous to your health (which is why municipalities choose not to remove them from you tap water). They do, however, have a nasty tendency to build up anywhere that your tap water comes in frequent contact with, including:
- Your hair and skin
- Your clothes
- Faucets and Fixtures
- Valves and Appliance parts
Hard-water buildup can wreak havoc on your appliances. Many of your older appliances will have problems functioning due to hard-water buildup, and some newer ones will not function at all. These types of problems can cost you some serious money in repairs.
We can fix it!
It is better, and cheaper, to avoid hard-water altogether. Our expert technicians have over a decade of experience installing and repairing all major brands of water softeners available. Give us a call; we’d love to help!