The impacts of hard water may have started to show themselves throughout the home.
What you may not fully comprehend is how a water softening system functions to solve these issues in your house.
The most straightforward response is that water softeners reduce the hardness of hard water, giving you better-quality water that may increase the lifespan of your equipment, reduce energy consumption, and revitalize your hair and nails.
But that’s just the start.
Mechanics of Water Softeners
- Calcium and magnesium are abundant in hard water, which may cause a number of noticeable issues throughout your house, such as trouble washing soaps and detergents, stiff clothes, decreased appliance performance, dry skin, and dull, lifeless hair.
- Resin particles in the softener system filter out these minerals from the water to soften hard water. When hard water enters your house, it passes via the water softener, where resin in the system filters the minerals out of the water and removes them. After softening, the water exits the water softening system and travels throughout your home’s plumbing.
- Water softeners need to be periodically cleaned free of the minerals left behind during the softening cycle, a process known as regeneration, to maintain the system operating consistently and enabling it to continuously remove hardness and supply softened water throughout your house.
- A brine solution is used to clean the resin tank during a regeneration cleaning cycle, trading sodium for minerals found in hard water. The resin beads in the water softening system are rejuvenated and ready to continue removing the hard water minerals and brine from your house once the tank has been cleaned of these substances.
You may get assistance deciding which of our water softening systems is best for your house from a local Culligan Water professional.
Contact us right now for additional details about how a water softener could operate in your house.