With our lost post here on the Parker & Sons blog, we introduced you to the topic of hard water. If you were not already familiar with it, you should be now. It is understandable if you are a little afraid of hard water. That is okay. Lucky for the residents of the Valley of the Sun, there are several solutions for hard water. Today, we are going to solve hard water issues.
Water softeners are the best way to address hard water issues in the home. Simply install a water softener, keep it maintained, and your hard water problems will be a thing of the past. That may sound almost a little too easy. We will explain how it works.
Water softeners operate on a very simple principle. Calcium and magnesium are the primary problems causes when it comes to mineral buildup. Chemistry gives us a neat and tidy solution for removing calcium and magnesium from water. These minerals can be swapped out using ions with the opposite polarity. The most popular ion used in this process? Sodium, also known as salt.
Now, this does add a trace element of sodium to the drinking water used inside them home. For most individuals, this amount of salt is so minor as to have a reliable impact on their health. However, individuals with heart conditions who have been placed on low sodium diets would be advised to speak with their healthcare professional.
As for cost, modern water softeners can run you anywhere from $500 to $2,7000. The good news is that the design of these units is simple and installation can often be completed in under an hour.