If your home gets its water from a well, then it’s likely one of the 85% of American homes that suffer from hard water. While your hard water contains the same beneficial nutrients as regular tap water, it also carries sediments such as calcium, magnesium, and iron that can cause damaging stains, costly repairs, and unpleasant tastes and smells. Fortunately, there are several options you can take to remedy your hard water worries, including adding a water softener to your home.
Hard Water Treatment Alternatives
If you’re experiencing clogged drains, low water pressure, and stains on your dishes, clothes, and tub, then you can try combating the effects of hard water with the following methods:
- Distillation – Distilled water is boiled to separate hard contaminants and minerals from water molecules. While distillation—also known as reverse osmosis—works for drinking water, it is not a practical solution to eliminate hard water throughout your entire home.
- Chemical Softeners – Small doses of chemicals such as calcium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, or borax can help soften water used to wash your laundry, but they will make drinking and bathing water unsafe.
- Descaling – Advertised as “salt-free water softeners,” descalers reduce scale buildup in your pipes that lead to low pressure, drainage issues, and stains. While they do help break up scaling, they don’t make your water any cleaner to drink.
- Water Softeners – The least costly and most efficient way to rid your water of unwanted minerals, water softeners effectively combat all problems caused by hard water.
Why Water Softeners Are the Best Choice
The water softening process happens inside a tank full of resin beads which replace the calcium and magnesium in hard water with low amounts of sodium. This process eliminates the negative side effects of hard water, because sodium won’t clog pipes or react poorly with soap. After several cycles, the beads will lose their sodium charge and require regeneration. Adding a bag of salt every 4–6 weeks will help maintain your water softener’s sodium chloride levels.
Water softeners help guarantee a steady stream of soft, pressurized water—allowing you feel clean, nourished, and refreshed every day. Not only will installing a water softener in your home save you from the headaches of hard water, but it will also save you money on plumbing bills and appliance replacement costs due to scale and rust buildup. At Domer’s, we carry an inventory of computerized and mechanical water softener systems. Some of our softeners use electronic timers and others are equipped with two mineral tanks, so one tank can make soft water while the other recharges.
Water Softener Specialists
With over 90 years’ experience, Domer’s knows how to treat hard water in South Florida. Our efficient, top-of-the-line water softeners and water treatment systems will work hard to put an end to your hard water issues. Give us a call today at 863-763-3417 to learn more about our high-quality products and reliable services.