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Fort Worth, Dallas and all of Texas have water quality issues. Drinking water obviously needs to be very clean to ensure people stay healthy, but it is also important for your home to have clean, soft water so your appliances will last longer. Installing a home water softening and water purification system will bring you clean water to drink and soft water to make your appliances last longer. The benefits of clean, refined, soft water include protection against arsenic, lead, radiation, rust, bacteria, mercury, hardness, and even dry skin and dry hair. Soft, purified water helps with your family’s health and with your home’s health as well.
We use Westinghouse Progressive water refining systems for our client’s homes. Our systems bring clean, soft water to your whole home. We save you money too since you won’t need to replace the appliances in your home as often. Your laundry will even be smoother and softer, and those hard water deposits in your showers and sinks will be reduced by a huge amount. Some states have better tap water than others. Texas is usually one of the lowest states on the scale of water quality. That is why many Texans install water filtering systems in their homes. With reverse osmosis and a water softening system the water quality is greatly improved.
We provide free residential water tests and consultations for anyone in the greater Fort Worth - Dallas area. We will come to your home and test your tap water. We will be able to see your exact situation and provide you with recommendations based on the findings. We are the local water purification professionals that are ready and willing to help your family get the answers you are looking for. Please give us a call or schedule a water test appointment with us today. Let’s make sure your Texas water is safe to drink and get rid of chlorine and hardness. Our water treatment systems are high quality. We have served many customers across Haslet, Fort Worth, Denton, Dallas and beyond. We are the water quality experts and we are here to serve you so please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. Thank you!
Hard water is water that contains more minerals than ordinary water. The minerals included are calcium and magnesium. The degree of hardness depends on how much calcium and magnesium are dissolved in the water. These elements present are positively charged ions which means that other positively charged ions won’t dissolve as easily in hard water which is why soap does not dissolve in hard water.
Hard water tends to clog pipes and doesn’t properly dissolve detergent and water. Water softening is a method that removes the ions in hard water. Water softening is done by using a water softener unit and attaching it directly to the water supply. Water softening is beneficial because having hard water increases the limescale build-up in pipes which lessens the effectiveness of hot boilers and tanks. When this happens, the cost of water heating increases by about 15% to 20%. Having limescale build-up also dramatically shortens the lifespan of your appliances. Hard water destroys hot water appliances as the higher the temperature of the water, the more calcium and magnesium will solidify and harden.
Having a water softener is extremely important for modern homes. Without one, you will require more detergent when doing laundry. Your dishes will come out streaked and possibly even stained. You will have difficulty getting your soap and shampoo to lather. If you choose to bathe with hard water, your skin may dry up and become itchy. Having a whole house with soft water is the solution to avoid these problems.
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Water softeners undergo the process of ion exchange which gets rid of the calcium and magnesium in the water. The softener tank is filled with resin beads where hard water goes through. The resin beads have a negative charge which attracts the positively charged chemicals of hard water. The chemicals then cling to the resin and soft water exits the softener tank and continues to flow through the rest of the house.
Kinds of Water Softeners
There are different types of water softeners. There are salt-free water softeners, ion-exchange softeners, magnetic softeners, and reverse osmosis softeners. Softeners can use a filter so no chemicals, potassium, or salt are used. Instead, they transform the magnesium and calcium in the water chemically.
Ion exchange softeners exchange the existing ions in the water with potassium or sodium ions. The chemicals that make the water hard are removed. This type of softener prolongs the lifespan of kitchen equipment.
Magnetic softeners use electromagnetic coils in the water pipes so that the magnetic field will alter the water. The electromagnetic coils separate particles that cause the water to become hard. Magnetic water also does not use salt to soften your water. This kind of softener is the only effective for water that comes within the reach of the magnets installed.
Reverse osmosis softeners use pressure to remove impurities from the water with the use of a semi-permeable membrane. The process reduces the amount of salt, minerals, and other impurities that may be in the water.
Components of a Water Softener
There are three main components in a water softener device. These are the mineral talk, the control valve, and the brine tank. These three work hand-in-hand to remove the chemicals in the hard water, clean the system, and monitor the water flow.
1. Mineral Tank
The mineral tank is where the water softening process takes place. The original hard water supply is fed into the tank, the water then passes through the resin beads that the calcium and magnesium ions stick to, the water then exits the tank as soft water and flows back through the water pipes back into your home.
2. Control Valve
The control valve is in charge of taking into account how much water passes through the mineral tank and then into your home. The valve has a meter that tracks the volume of water that goes into the tank. As time passes, the effectivity of the resin lowers. The control valves control the regeneration cycle. The maximum capacity depends on the size of your house, the number of people living there, as well as the hardness of the water. The control valve allows the entire softening unit to remain efficient.
3. Brine Tank
The brine tank is what helps the softener system during regeneration. It is a smaller tank that sits close to the mineral tank which holds a high concentration of salt or potassium in order to restore the positive charge of the resin beads. Salt is manually added to the brine tank and it dissolves in the water at the bottom of the tank. When the control valve registers that the resin beads aren’t as effective, the brine solution is flushed through the resin in the mineral tank. If the brine tank runs out of salt, then the water passing through the softener will not be softened.
Who Needs a Water Softener?
If you notice less water pressure coming from your pipes, if you have to constantly repair your appliances, if you have dry hair and have difficulty when doing laundry, then you might need to get a water softener. There are a lot of issues that come with having hard water. Your appliances may not last as long, limescale may accumulate in your pipes, and your water pressure may become weak. Fixing these problems will end up costing you more money than getting a water softener. Hard water also makes it more difficult for your water heater to heat up, causing your bills to skyrocket.
When Should You Replace Your Water Softener?
Water softeners can last for about 15 years but can last longer if they are maintained properly. It is important to make sure that the brine tank does not run out of salt or this may cause damage to the water softener system itself. Resin cleaners are a helpful tool in keeping your resin beads functioning properly. It is also important to avoid having heavily chlorinated water as it will lead to resin bead damage leaving it to fail prematurely. If you have harder water than the usual, your system may not last as long as someone with water that is not as hard.