Water Softeners 101

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Water is a vital part of your health, and that’s why right water quality is a must. Beyond your health, hard water can affect your plumbing, your appliances, and your cleaning.  If you notice a film on your hair or skin, and white spots on your dishes, hard water might be the problem and water softeners might be the solution. 

What Does Having Hard-water do?

Hard water can leave calcium and magnesium deposits on your pipes that build up over time. With the buildup can come some significant clogs and might ultimately lead to pipe failure. Hard water is also no suitable for your appliances and heater, shortening their lifespan and leading to extra repair bills. Not only does it hurt your household appliances, but hard water plays a part in the effectiveness of your soap, leading to spots on things you wash, a film on your dishes, and dull, lifeless hair.  Hard water will also affect the quality and taste of your drinking water too. 

What Are My Water Softening Options?

There are two ways our appliances and water softeners beat hard water.  Whether it’s reverse osmosis or ion exchange, our experts can identify the method that’s best for you. So how do these options work?

Reverse Osmosis: A particular filter physically remove the metal ions from your home’s water supply.

Ion Exchange: If you are looking to reduce the hardness of water, your water is passed through a tank in which the calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with sodium and potassium mono ions. The new ions are less damaging to your plumbing system and appliances and have more of a refreshing taste too.

At Midway Services, we are not just concerned with finding leaks and repairing old pipes and heaters; we also offer professional installation of water softeners and water quality improving devices. For a free estimate or call us at 727.565.4715.

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