High Efficiency Water Softening
Water softening can correct multiple problems in your home caused by hard water. Hard water makes cleaning clothes more difficult, creates streaking on dishes and glasses, and makes cleaning your hair and skin well a challenge. Hard water can also damage your home’s piping distribution system if not corrected. Hard water makes it hard to clean. Installing a water softener can eliminate this problem.
Water is considered “hard” when it contains higher levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. H2O Care provides high efficiency filtration solutions that will condition your hard water by removing these hardness minerals through the proven ion exchange water softening process.
Other Problems Created by Hard Water
Hard water can cause other problems in your home other than difficulty in cleaning. Mineral build-up inside a hot water heater can shorten its life by insulating the temperature sensor, thereby making the equipment work harder to bring temperature up. Scale build up can also reduce the pipe opening diameter through which the water heater pulls water from. This makes the water heater worker much harder and reduces its useful life. Mineral build up can also negatively affect other water appliances in your home like your dishwasher and washing machine as well. This is easily remedied with a proper water softener installation.
Through the water softener’s Ion Exchange process, hardness minerals are “exchanged” for very low levels of sodium ions. The exchange, or water softening, is made possible because the minerals are ionic in nature (often called ionized impurities), which means they have an electrical charge. The ion exchange is based on the fact that like-charges repel one another and unlike-charges attract. The resulting sodium that is released is very low and only a potential concern for someone on a prescribed, low-sodium diet.
Water hardness can be measured with a water hardness test kit. See the following link for a very complete description of hard water and its affects Hard Water Link.
Hardness Level Classification (in Grains/Gallon or miligrams/liter)
H2O Care can help with water softening & conditioning of your hard water by installing a point of entry, whole-house water softening system. Your family will enjoy the benefits of softer water immediately. Showers will feel cleaner, clothes will be softer, you will notice less film and residue in your sinks and showers and extend the life of your water heater and household appliances that use water. Soft water can even reverse previous build-up of hard water minerals inside your pipes. Contact us today to learn more!