Hard water has high dissolved mineral content such as calcium, and magnesium. It poses no health risk but it causes mineral buildup in pipes, faucets, water heaters, and showerheads. It causes you to use more soap and it makes it difficult to remove soap deposits from clothing.
Softening water uses a process called "ion exchange" that removes dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. The resin exchanges sodium in for the dissolved chemicals and removes these impurities. A water softener provides protection against the various problems that hard water can pose in your home’s plumbing system. Water softeners provide the best solution to hard water that affects so many of us. Some of the benefits include:
• Reduces the amount of soap residue left on clothes and skin
• Make skin cleaner and clothes brighter
• Reduces the amount of soap that you need to use
• Improves water flow by reducing scale deposits in your water and drain pipes
• Lowers water heating bills
• Eliminates hard water scaling of water heaters and showerheads
Iron in Water
Iron in water exists in to basic forms, soluble and insoluble. Soluble iron pours as clear water but you will notice reddish brown particles that settling to the bottom of the glass after it stands for a few minutes. Insoluble iron pours rusty as red or yellow water. Iron can combine with different natural acids in the environment and it can exist as an organic compound. All can cause taste and appearance issues for homeowners. The fourth form in which iron can exist is as a bacteria, these bacterium consume iron and excrete a yellowish or reddish slime that may clog pipes and cause an offensive odor.
We can determine the cause of the iron in your water and make the necessary recommendations to eliminate this problem and give you clear fresh tasting water in which you can be confident that it is safe to use. Call us today to test your water and recommend the right system to solve your problem.
Reverse Osmosis System
Reverse osmosis removes any molecular compounds larger than water molecules making it a great system to remove salt, manganese, iron, fluoride, lead, and calcium. The process is great for removing minerals from water. The process originally was developed to desalinate seawater, it quickly found a use in home water purification purposes