How To Choose The Right Water Softener For Your Home?

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Why Water Softener? Every city in the world has different water quality. And many of us purchase homes or apartments in cities where we are not born for many personal reasons. So the water that comes out of your faucet is more likely to differ compared to the water in most other places worldwide. Moreover, if you live in a city, chances are good that the water that comes out of your tap may be different then the water that comes out of the taps of people across your city.

You might think that a good solution would be to purchase a whole house or point-of-use (POU) filtration system, but this can be costly and time consuming to install. A more inexpensive, but still high-quality option is to purchase a water softener that will remove minerals like magnesium, calcium and iron from your drinking water.

These minerals aren’t dangerous when consumed, but they can combine with soap to cause buildup in pipes and plumbing fixtures over time.

If you decide to purchase a water softener, you first need to know how it works and if it can solve your specific water issues.

How Does A Water Softener Work?

The basic idea behind a water softener is quite simple. Your home’s plumbing has two types of metal pipes: “hard” and “soft.”When you use soap to clean dishes or your body, the minerals in the water react with oils, and bacteria found on your body to form a scale that coats your skin and it reacts with bacteria and minerals found in your water supply that accumulates on utensils and plates.

This is why you see the hard water stains on your Dishes and it sometimes doesn’t feel as clean after a shower even when you are using soap. 

A water softener reverses the situation by replacing those minerals with a different type of chemical that is less likely to form scale buildup on your skin or utensils. This is called “ion exchange,” and it’s done through a process called “ion exchange resins.”

Ion exchange resins are a part of a chemical reaction where ions are removed and replaced with ions of a similar electrical charge. This is often used to remove unwanted minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium, and manganese salts from water during the water softening process.

5 Common Problems That Can Be Solved By A Water Softener:

  1. Scale build-up on dishes, glasses, faucets and showerheads.
  2. Soap scum build-up in the shower & bathtub.
  3. Clothes that are stiff and difficult to iron or dry.
  4. A film on the surface of your coffee or tea.
  5. Reduced life of appliances due to scale build-up, and clogs.

Why Choose Us?

If you’re looking for a top-rated water softener installation company, Lone Star Water Services is your best bet. Lone Star Water Services is locally owned and operated. We specialize in water softener repairs, installation & water treatments. 

We provide service in Hays, Travis, Williamson, Blanco, Bexar, Guadalupe, Comal, Caldwell and Bastrop counties. Collectively our technicians have over 20 years of experience in the business and are ready to take on your project.

Not only do we offer quality products, but we also provide unbeatable customer service. Contact us today at 512-805-1220 or simply fill out this form, and One of our representatives will contact you shortly.


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