Here at Pure Water, Inc. in Sacramento, we want to share the top reasons you need a water softener. A lot of people don’t realize just what water softeners can do and how they can improve your water. Water softening can extend the life of the plumbing in your home. That is one of several improvements you may see when your water is softened.
What Does a Water Softener Do?
Water conditioning systems, or water softeners, take out extra magnesium and calcium ions by exchanging them with either potassium or sodium ions. After this exchange takes place, excess ions are flushed from the system. The softener regenerates and then recharges ions as part of a regular process. It is important to test your water to know how to best approach your water issue.
Do You Need a Water Softener?
Some people are not familiar with whether their water is hard. We have put together our list of top reasons you need a water softener.
Scale Build Up
If you’ve noticed a white chalky buildup on any of your appliances or if you see water spots that don’t easily wipe away, it is likely that you have hard water and need a water softener system. Scale or limescale is made up of magnesium bicarbonate and calcium. This is why the substance is white and chalky.
If you and your family have itchy, dry skin, you may have hard water. Essentially, there is so much calcium and magnesium in your water that the excess minerals dry out your skin instead of nourishing it. The excess minerals form a residue and this is what contributes to the dry, leathery, and often, itchy feeling.
If you want to install a softening system or want to have your water tested, contact us here at Pure Water in Sacramento, serving the Northern California and the Sierra Nevada areas. We can get your water tested and help you determine what system would best serve your water needs. We offer Watermax®, Hydroclean3 and a reverse osmosis system.
Frequent Plumbing Repair
Hard water is really hard on steel pipes. Limescale buildup on these pipes does quite a bit of damage and results in water flow issues which often cause you to need a plumber more frequently. If you have recurrent flow issues, experience leaks from faucets, have regular plumbing problems or trouble with home appliances, you probably have a hard water issue.
Stained Sinks and Bathtubs
If you have difficulty cleaning your sinks and bathtubs or if they seem to be permanently stained, you probably have a hard water issue. Vinegar is an effective cleanser when dealing with mineral deposits. These stains are the residue that is left behind when the water evaporates. The best way to avoid dealing with these stains is to have your water softened.
Hard water can be trouble for your pipes, your appliances, and even your skin. Now that you know the top reasons you need a water softener, contact us here at Pure Water in Sacramento to get your water tested and to determine which water system would work best for your home.