How Does a Water Softener Work?
Why You Need a Water Softener
Hard water causes a lot of problems. If you have hard water you’ll begin to see a white residue around all of your faucets, spots on your glassware, and color damage to your clothes. Hard water also causes soap residue to linger on your body and creates a film on your hair after showering, which eventually leads to a duller appearance. In addition, hard water can lead to clogged pipes. In reality, hard water is only an excess amount of naturally occurring minerals, such as calcium and magnesium ions, however, it still leads to several avoidable troubles. A Birmingham plumber can install a water softener to rectify these situations, but how do you know which one to choose? Latta Plumbing has the know-how and experience to ensure that you are totally happy with your new water softener installation.
How does a water softener work? The main goal of the water softener is to take out the calcium and magnesium ions, trading hard particles for soft particles. There are two parts to a water softener system: the beads section and the salt/brine section. You have to keep a small amount of water and a large amount of salt in your water softener at all times to ensure that it works properly. A Birmingham plumbing technician from Latta Plumbing will ensure that you understand every aspect of maintaining your new water softener installation.
When water enters your residence from the main source, it is then piped throughout your entire home. A water softener is installed at the main entry point in order to stop the problem before it spreads. The water will enter a tank filled with polystyrene beads, that when mixed with the brine will create positively charged sodium ions. When the hard water mixes into the beads, the corrosive magnesium, and calcium ions trade places with the gentle sodium ions, thus creating soft water. This soft water is then piped throughout your home. Most people do not have the necessary skills to properly install a water softener, which is why it is important to contact a trained Birmingham plumbing expert from Latta Plumbing.
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