Water Softener Basics

Is your water hard or soft? 

That depends on how many minerals are in your home’s water. Soft water contains lower levels of calcium and/or magnesium than hard water does.

There certainly is no requirement that makes homeowners decide to soften their water. It’s a personal choice. If you have hard water, you already know the signs. If you do have hard water, you may need a water softener to ensure that your appliances function properly and so that you can improve the taste, smell, or look of your home’s water supply.

Home water softeners, also sometimes called ion exchange units, are appliances that remove calcium, magnesium, and other minerals from drinking water. There are advantages to home water softening that you will see right away.

Water softening can immediately reduce mineral spots on your glassware. It can also reduce or completely prevent soap film in sinks, bathtubs and in washing machines. Over time, using a water softener prevents buildup of minerals (scaling) on the inside of pipes, fixtures and hot water heaters. Water softeners can save you money by extending the life of many home appliances.

Call our office for more information about water softeners to see what would work best for your home or business. We can be reached at 302-732-9002.


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