Water Softeners – What You Need to Know
Moyer Indoor | Outdoor explains how water softening works as well as the many benefits water softening can provide to you and your home.
What does a water softener do?
Water softeners remove mineral content from “hard water.” This process can also extend the lifetime of your plumbing by reducing scale build-up in pipes and fittings. Softening your home’s water provides you with cleaner, healthier water. The build-up of minerals in water can be harmful to your body, causing heart disease or high blood pressure, in some cases. In addition, sediment build-up from hard water can destroy your pipes and hot water heater. Water softeners can save you money and extend the life on your household appliances by preventing build-up that can cause damage.
How does a water softener work?
Resin interacts with water and the particles adhere to the resin, removing the sediments from the water to make it “softer.” Once the resin has gathered the particles, it is flushed with salt regularly to remove any hardness.
How long does water softener last?
Moyer Indoor | Outdoor’s water softening process can last up to 15 years. Each case is different and dependent upon the hardness of the water. Note that the salt needs to be replaced about 3-6 months to ensure proper softening.
How do I know if I need my water softened?
If you start to see stains on sinks and toilet bowls or you find brown/tan marks in your dishwasher that are hard to scrub off, you probably have hardness in your water. The best way to determine whether or not you need your water softened is to have a test done by a professional like Moyer Indoor | Outdoor.
Many suburbs of Philadelphia are prone to hard water because of rocks, quarries, notorious in the area. If you’re concerned about hard water in your home, contact Moyer Indoor | Outdoor today.