If you’re sick of itchy clothes, dry skin, spotted dishes, and gunked-up appliances, call Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services and ask about a whole house water softener.
Here in the greater Toronto area, many homeowners suffer from the effects of hard water. While not dangerous to your health, hard water is a nuisance to deal with every day. However, you can get better water out of the tap with a water softener. Call Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services for a consultation to find out how one can benefit you.
What Is Hard Water?
When we talk about hard water, we mean water that has high mineral content. When water passes over deposits of limestone, chalk, or gypsum, it picks up calcium and magnesium along with other minerals. These minerals are thought to have moderate health benefits; however, they pose problems that many people find annoying, which we detail below.
Problems of Hard Water
As mentioned above, hard water doesn’t pose health risks, but many annoyances come with high mineral content.
Having a water softener reduces or eliminates the problems mentioned above and makes home living more enjoyable. Call us today to find out more!
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Water softeners work via what’s called ion exchange, which is a process that eliminates calcium and magnesium from the water. Hard water flows into a mineral tank in the system and over a group of resin beads, which are charged with a sodium ion. The beads have a negative charge, and the calcium and magnesium have a positive charge. When the hard water flows over the beads, its ions get pulled out. The water, now ‘soft,’ flows into your home.