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Choosing a Water Softener

Learn the difference between water softeners and water treatment softening systems

Water softeners are an excellent way to treat hard water in your home and protect your pipes from mineral build up. The water softener will use salt or potassium to remove calcium and magnesium from the water. These minerals can clog your pipes and cause a white chalky build-up in sinks and showers. If you have a septic system, potassium is recommended rather than salt.

Water treatment softening systems remove additional minerals, such as ferrous iron, mangansese and hydrogen sulfide gas to improve the quality of water and eliminate rust or black staining, and “rotten egg” odors. A reverse osmosis system is a premium filtration system that removes additional contaminants in the water.

Experience the Benefits of Installing a Water Softener

After installing a water softener in your home, most people immediately notice the difference on their skin. The softer water enables soap to rinse off easier so you’ll typically feel cleaner and use less soap and body lotion. Less detergent and fabric softener can be used as well, once a water softener is installed.

Choosing a water softener can be confusing. Contact 1st Home and Commercial Services if you are considering a water softener. We install a wide range of systems and help customers evaluate the right water softener or treatment system for your home.

Learn more water conservation tips in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.

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