Benefits of a water softener
Living in an area with hard water can be an expensive problem. When groundwater flows through the pipes of your home, the dissolved minerals combine with heat, leaving a build-up that damages your pipes, appliances, and fixtures.
As rainwater flows through the ground, it collects minerals like calcium and magnesium along the way. Water with a large number of minerals is classified as hard water. Hard water is not harmful to your health but can cause damage to your home.
A water softener treats hard water by removing it through a process called ion exchange. Mineral ions that cause hardness are trapped by resin within the system and exchanged for sodium and potassium ions. While water softeners may remove mineral ions, they do not remove contaminants such as bacteria or heavy metals like lead, mercury, or even iron.
Signs of hard water
If you’ve noticed any of these signs when washing dishes, doing laundry, or showering, you may have hard water.
- Faucets with watermarks
- Excessive lime and chalk build-up on the walls of sinks and showers
- The colours of your clothing fade unusually fast
- Water tastes or smells wrong
- Your skin and hair feel dry or itchy after a shower
- Low water pressure
- Appliances using water break quicker than they should
- Dishes have watermarks and residue when dry
Water treated with a water softener versus untreated hard water has many benefits:
- Cleaner and shinier silverware, glassware, mirrors, tiles, cars, or any plumbing fixtures
- Softer skin and clean, smooth hair
- Less soap and shampoo used
- Fabrics last longer, and whites stay whiter
- Longevity of water appliances such as coffee machines, ice makers, dishwashers, and washing machines
Contact Ernest Electro Engineering for details
At Ernest Electro Engineering, we have a great selection of pumps and water treatment systems, including water softeners. If you would like to know more about our offers on pumps, contact one of our representatives today. For more information about our other offers and solutions, feel free to continue browsing our website for details.