Does it feel like you’re losing your battle against soap scum, spotty glasses, and dry skin? It may be time to get a water conditioning system. Also known as a water softener, water conditioners remove the heavy minerals from your water, providing you and your family with a number of benefits.
What are water conditioners? How do they work? How do you know if you should get one? Let’s discuss it.
What Is a Water Conditioner?
Water conditioning systems use an ion exchange process to remove calcium and magnesium – minerals that make your water “hard” – and add “soft” sodium ions instead. All you need to do is add special salt to the system on a regular basis, and the water softener does the rest.
Hard Vs Soft Water
OK, so a water conditioning system softens hard water, but what is the difference between soft and hard water?
Hard water contains high levels of the minerals calcium and magnesium. These minerals can wreak havoc on your plumbing, dishes, clothing, skin, appliances, and more. Among other things, problems that can be caused by hard water include:
- Limescale buildup in your plumbing
- Excessive soap scum
- Shorter lifespan of your dishwasher, water heater, and other appliances
- More wear and tear on your clothing when you wash it
- Spotty dishes
- Needing more detergent or soap to get things clean
How to Tell if You Have Hard Water
OK, so hard water is bad, and soft water is better. But how can you tell if you have hard water? Here are some of the signs:
- Ring around the tub
- Extra dry skin
- Water spots on glasses coming out of the dishwasher
- Lifeless, flat hair
- Excessive soap scum
Benefits of a Water Conditioner
By now, you’re probably starting to get the picture. Here are some of the benefits you could get from installing a water conditioning system in your home:
- Longer appliance life
- Clothes that last longer
- Reduced water heating expenses
- Smoother hair and skin
- Easier to get and keep your bathroom and home clean
- Dishes come out of the dishwasher clean, with no spots
- No need to use harsh chemicals to tackle hard water residue
Optimize Your Water Conditioner
While you’re adding a water conditioner, why not get even more benefit out of your system by adding a filter or drinking water system? You could get better-tasting water and save money compared to buying bottled water or faucet filters.
Contact The LeverEdge to Learn More
We offer a variety of water conditioning systems, filter systems, and drinking water systems to suit any business or household. Contact The LeverEdge today by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100. Our experts will help you choose the products that work best for your needs.
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