How It Works: Water Softening Systems

Water is wet, lightweight, flexible, but the last thing you might ever consider it to be is hard.

And yet, hard water is like an epidemic. Hard water might not make you as sick as plain, unfiltered water, but it’s still damaging nonetheless.

So, what’s the solution to this hard water nuisance? To soften it of course.

What is hard water?

Specifically, hard water refers to water that contains dissolved minerals, most commonly calcium and magnesium. These minerals are not detectable by sight or smell, but are found in large concentrations in water.

Hard water is what causes those crusty deposits on all of your faucets and pipes. It also leaves cloudy spots on dishes and sinks, so imagine what it does to your skin? In fact, it leaves the skin still feeling dry p, even after being wet in the shower. It also decreases the effectiveness of soaps, cleansers, and laundry detergent because it prevents them from lathering.

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How does a water softening system work?

With all of these issues caused from the simple water that runs through your home’s pipes, thus a water softening system was born.

This system is the answer to all of those problems. A water softening system works by removing the calcium and magnesium in water and replacing it with sodium. While hard water prevents the ability of detergents and soaps, sodium actually improves them- that’s a win.

In terms of your skin, you’ll notice that it feels more slippery and moisturized. Overall, with a water softening system installed, you can use less detergent and soap, thus conserving energy, water and time.

What are the benefits?

A water softening system is one of the easiest upgrades you can add to your home. It will remove water spots and stains, build-up, improve the performance of your detergent/ soaps, and is better for your skin. A water softening system is a one-time investment that pays for itself over and over.