How Does a Water Softener Work?

How Does a Water Softener Work?

A lot of homes in Ohio face problems with hard water. If you’re one of the many that experience hard water in your home, your plumbing and body may suffering from the consequences. The best solution – install a water softener.

Why you need a water softener

Do you find your bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures filled with hard water stains and mineral deposits? When your home deals with hard water, it can have a lot of negative impacts:

  • Layers of film and water stains can show up on your dishes, glasses, sinks, showers, and other surfaces around your kitchen and bathroom(s).
  • Calcium and magnesium deposits can buildup inside of your plumbing – reducing efficiency by creating clogs and blockages.
  • Your utility bills may increase because your plumbing system is unable to work as efficiently.
  • Hard water prevents soap from lathering properly. Soap and hard water can combine to cause soap scum buildup.
  • Hair and skin may become dry and brittle from consistent exposure to hard water.

How does a water softener work?

All of the negative effects listed above can be easily avoided with the installation of a water softener.

  • Your water softener is connected to your home’s plumbing system. Hard water travels through it before exiting out of your faucet, appliance, or fixtures.
  • Within the water tank of the water softener are resin beads that collect and remove minerals from the water.
  • The freshly softened water with exit the water tank and flow back to your home faucets and fixtures.
  • The resin beads need to be rinsed and recharged every so often. Water softener salt can be added to the brine tank of the unit where it’ll get the job done. The water softener will flush out the remaining brine and minerals into a drainpipe, leaving you with your water softener ready to go.

If you home suffers from hard water, you should considering consider investing in a water softener for your household. If your home already has one, ensure it’s working properly and efficiently. Ready to get a water softener installed in your home? Contact A-Abel Plumbing for more information and learn how you can save up to $1,500!

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