A lot of people are already investing in water softeners and an even larger number of people are considering it, but it seems that very few know how water softeners work. One of the most common questions that we get asked is: how does a water softener actually soften my water?
There are several different water softeners available on the market, but the most common home water softening system consists of two parts: one looks like a garbage can and is a container that is used to store the salt (this is generally known as the ‘brine tank’). A second tank has a control system at the top, which contains a large number of beans (this looks like a honeycomb on the inside). All of the water within your home passes through the beads in the second tank. As the water passes over the beads, the ‘hardness’ – which is generally calcium and magnesium – sticks to those beads.
The control meter on the second tank measures how much water you are using. When you get close to meeting or exceeding the capacity of the beads to soften any more water, the tank needs to be cleaned out so that the beads can be regenerated.
Some of the benefits associated with investing in a water softener are shinier silverware and spending less on shampoos, soaps, and detergents.
We offer a range of water treatment services, such as water treatment unit installation and servicing your existing water treatment unit. We can also supply everything from iron removal systems and oxidizers to retention systems, filtered water coolers, and reverse osmosis systems. For more information about water softeners or our other water treatment solutions, contact us today!