Our local Lincoln family-owned and operated plumbing company is here to help you with all of your water softening needs; whether in your home or business. If you’re sick of dealing with the negative effects of hard water, call our team to help you get a whole house water softener installation service (otherwise known as a water conditioner installation). Hard water can wreak havoc on everything from your water heater to your hair and skin, so having one of these units installed can have multiple benefits that you likely never thought of.
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What Exactly is Hard Water?
If someone mentions the words hard water, do your eyebrows perk and curl because you have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about? Water, last time you check, is soft. Hard water is water that contains minerals, the most common of which are calcium and magnesium. As water flows underground, it breaks off pieces of limestone and other rocks, resulting in the minerals from those stones being transported to your home.
While the level of hard water depends on where you live, virtually every unfiltered and unsoftened source of water contains minerals. These minerals can wreak all sorts of havoc including:
- Damage to your water heater
- Harmful scale buildup in your plumbing
- Shorter appliance lifespan
- Foul smelling water
- Stains on porcelain throughout your home
- Soap scum
- Irritated skin
- Damage to your hair
- Slow drainage
With a water softener in place, these issues will be a thing of the past, and you’ll be able to enjoy soft and clean water in your home in no time!
How Do Water Softeners Work?
A water softener is essentially a tank through which all the water that goes into your home must pass through. As water passes through, a part of the water softener called “the resin tank” (containing resin beads that are oversaturated with salt), the tank begins a process called “Ion Exchange” and pulls the minerals out of the hard water, allowing only soft water to enter your home.
This will turn the water entering your home into “soft water,” which is better for your plumbing and your health.
Choose John Henry’s for Your Water Softening Needs
Because a water softener is a high tech piece of equipment, it really needs to be serviced by a professional with the proper tools. While there are some DIY options, your best bet is to have a plumber work on it to ensure that no unnecessary damage is done to the system.
Choose us for your water softener repair service needs! We have thoroughly trained techs that can go through the inner workings of your unit to clean it, optimize it, and make sure everything is performing as it should. And if you’re looking for a water softener replacement, we can help you find the perfect unit for your home or business.
If you are interested in a unit that provides purified drinking water, a water filtration system can be an option. No matter your home needs, our plumbers will find the right solution for you.