WHAT DOES A WATER SOFTENER DO?
Many people do not realize the difference between science class water — good ol’ H2O with its two hydrogen atoms for every oxygen atom — and tap water. Most drinking water has a lot of dissolved solids in it. These are usually completely harmless. In fact, you gain some vital minerals through water, but you can also be exposed to dissolved solids you may not want, such as iron, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate or sodium. We recommend obtaining a water softener system for your home to ensure you don’t consume materials that are bad for you. ACE Home Services offers water softener repair, installation, and maintenance services in Phoenix, Arizona and other cities.
Water softening literally softens your iron-rich or mineral-rich water. It reduces the heavy mineral content, especially of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, so that everyday household activities become easier.
Most water softeners use sodium to swap out calcium and magnesium ions for sodium ions, which do not damage pipes and do not interfere with soaps and detergents. The science behind the process has been known for a long time.
How water softening — swapping out the ions — is accomplished depends on the water softener system you install. A water softener helps remove dissolved minerals by reverse osmosis, a salt-based ion exchange or with a salt-free method.
Working with your plumbing representative from ACE Home Services, you can decide which system is right for you. We offer affordable and reliable water softener installation and repair services in Phoenix and other locations of Arizona.
5 BENEFITS OF HOME WATER SOFTENER SYSTEMS
Glasses dry without a film or spots
Installing a water softener system will help you use less detergent in clothes washers and dishwashers
Appliances like tea kettles, coffee makers, dishwashers and irons all operate more efficiently, without buildup of minerals
Use less shampoo and body soap and still feel cleaner
TYPES OF WATER SOFTENERS
A series of membranes filter the water, trapping dissoled solids, removing chlorine and providing pure water. It is not in itself a water softener but a water filtration system.
SALT-FREE WATER SOFTENERS
Substituting a little-known salt, potassium chloride, for the more familiar sodium chloride (table salt), these still replace calcium and magnesium ions, but the replacement is potassium, not sodium.
SALT-BASED ION EXCHANGE
Whether you opt for a single-tank or dual-tank system, this is by far the most common method of removing minerals from your water supply.
WATER SOFTENER MAINTENANCE & INSTALLATION
Much of the pioneer life of Phoenix settlers was hard. The days were long and hard. The work was hard. Even the water was hard. Today, we can enjoy central air conditioning, indoor plumbing and shorter work hours. Phoenix water, however, is still hard. The solution for many residents is a water softener system. ACE Home Services offers water softener installation, repair, and maintenance services in Phoenix and various other areas of Arizona.