Many residents across America complain about “hard” water. Hardness is caused by higher levels of Calcium and Magnesium in the water. We can easily identify hardness by the grayscale, or residue left behind when water evaporates or is heated. Soaps, detergents, and shampoos do not wash well in hard water and most manufacturers of these products add water conditioners to their products to make them work and taste better.
What is water softening? A water softener uses salt and ion exchange resin to soften the water. The ion exchange resin traps the Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron and holds it until the regeneration process occurs. Once a week, the water softener draws salt into the resin and the Sodium in the salt replaces the Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron which exit the system through a drain. Sodium Chloride is the salt that is normally used for regeneration, but Potassium Chloride can be substituted if you are on a low-Sodium diet.
Besides eliminating the gray residue, the Reionator water softeners also reduce the amount of Chlorine in your water, which improves taste. Softened water allows you to use much smaller amounts of shampoo, soap, and detergents. The shampoo rinses from hair more easily. Appliances such as water heaters, coffee makers, and washing machines last much longer because they don’t get clogged with hard water residue. Our water softeners also come with a limited lifetime warranty – one of the best in the business.
To softer, better-tasting water today, call us at (360) 957-5203 and ask if water softening is right for you!