Water softeners are devices that reduce the hardness of water, which is usually caused by a high concentration of calcium and magnesium ions. They work by replacing these hard ions with softer ones, such as sodium or potassium ions.
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The process of water softening involves ion exchange. The water softener contains resin beads charged with sodium or potassium ions. As hard water passes through the unit, the hard ions in the water are attracted to the resin beads. The beads then 'exchange' their soft ions for the hard ions in the water, thus softening it.
Prevents Scale Build-up: Hard water can cause scale build-up in pipes and appliances, reducing their efficiency and lifespan. A water softener can prevent this.
Improved Cleaning: Soft water lathers better with soap, resulting in cleaner dishes, clothes, and skin.
Extended Appliance Life: Appliances that use water, like dishwashers and washing machines, can last longer when using soft water.
Energy Efficiency: By preventing scale build-up, water softeners help your hot water heater operate more efficiently, saving energy and money.
If you live in an area with hard water, a water softener can be a valuable addition to your home. It can protect your plumbing and appliances, improve your cleaning tasks, and even provide some health benefits by reducing the amount of calcium and magnesium you consume.
The lifespan of a water heater can vary depending on its type, usage, maintenance, and water quality. However, on average, traditional tank-style water heaters last about 10-15 years, while tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years or more. Regular maintenance and using a water softener can help extend the lifespan of your water heater.
Omaha home-owners that are tired of dealing with hard water and it's downfalls can give JTM Plumbing and Drain a call for a free estimate and quote on water softener installation.
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