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In terms of the various problems that you may encounter with your water quality, hard water may not seem like the most serious or urgent. That may be true, to an extent, but it is still something that really must be dealt with professionally. Contact us if you think you could benefit from the use of a water softener in Northern New Jersey.
Water softeners can resolve the problems caused by hard water in your home, while preventing new ones from developing. Just remember, though, that this is only true of professionally installed and serviced water softeners. Let Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating Inc handle your water softener services for a job guaranteed to be well done.
What Is Hard Water?
Hard water does not refer to ice when speaking in terms of plumbing. Instead, hard water is water that has a high concentration of dissolved minerals within, specifically calcium, magnesium, and manganese. This problem exhibits many symptoms, including:
- Increased soap scum in and on plumbing fixtures
- Rings around the bathtub/toilet/sink basins
- Spots on your dishes or shower door
- Decreased foaming of soaps and detergents
- Clothes that have a yellow tinge
- Clogged pipes due to mineral buildup
- An increase in water heating costs
Using a good water conditioner can help you to avoid such problems. We recommend the use of Water–Right products, such as the Sanitizer Plus Series® water treatment systems. We are factory trained on all of their systems, so you can expect a great performance from your equipment when we install and service it.
How Do Water Softeners Work?
With the use of a water softener, you essentially swap out the minerals in the water that cause hardness for sodium ions. The water softener is plumbed into your plumbing system, and features a mineral tank filled with resin beads carrying a negative charge. The calcium and magnesium in the water is oppositely charged, so they cling to the beads.
A brine solution is then flushed through the tank, and the calcium and magnesium are washed off the beads. Hard water enters the mineral tank, calcium and magnesium ions adhere to the beads, replacing the sodium ions, and a regeneration cycle begins when the beads are saturated with the calcium and magnesium, which is then flushed down the drain.
Let Us Install and Service Your Whole–House Water Softener
You don’t want to take any risks with the installation of any plumbing appliance, including your water softener. When you schedule your water softener installation or replacement with us, the system is sure to be of the right capacity for your needs. It will also be expertly integrated into your plumbing system. That way, you won’t have to worry about leaks or other problems stemming from subpar installation services.
If you begin to see signs of hard water in your home once more, it could be due to problems with your water conditioner. Contact us to schedule water softener repairs before the problem worsens. We can also handle routine water softener maintenance services. Generally, maintenance requires little more than resupplying the salt in the system. Call now to learn more.