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Rentmeister Total Home Service - Water Softener

We often think of water as a homogeneous liquid, containing only hydrogen and oxygen in exactly the right proportions. But nothing could be further from the truth, at least when it comes to the water that we use to drink, clean and cook with, and bathe in. There are plenty of contaminants, pollutants and minerals that work themselves into our home plumbing systems, even those that get their water from municipal water treatment centers. One of the most prevalent issues is hard water.

Hard water is water with excessive amounts of calcium and magnesium. Both of these minerals are essential to our bodily functions, and even very hard water does not typically pose a health risk. However, hard water does pose a risk to your plumbing system. To get around this issue, a whole-house water softener may be necessary. Our plumbers in Salt Lake City, UT deal with this issue for a wide range of customers in the area, and we can do the same for you. Just get in touch with our team of plumbers for more information about water softeners.

Do you have hard water? Get in touch with our team today to learn more about the water softeners we offer throughout the Salt Lake area.

What a Water Softener Does

You’re probably wondering how a water softener actually works. The process is actually quite simple. A softener is typically installed at the main water line so that it can soften the entire water supply rather than just for a single fixture. As the water supply enters, it passes through polystyrene beads that have been ionized with sodium. When the calcium and magnesium come into contact with this sodium, the mineral content that makes your water "hard" is substitute for sodium. Because this is a very small amount of sodium, you’ll hardly know the difference in taste. The benefits far outweigh the long–term hazards of using hard water in the home.

How to Tell if You Need a Water Softener

There are plenty of indications that you may have hard water coursing through your plumbing system. Among the most common is a mineral–like taste to the water. You may even enjoy this taste, and it’s true that many trace minerals found in water supplies are important. But on the other hand, those minerals will accumulate into hardened deposits on the interior surface of the various pipes and plumbed fixtures throughout the house. Indeed, another common sign that you could benefit from a water softener is the appearance of green or yellow mineral deposits on showerheads, fixtures and drains.

Signs that Your Water Softener Needs Repair or Maintenance

When properly installed, your water softener should work reliably for many years. But there will inevitably come a time when your device needs to be evaluated. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your hard water has returned, and so have the mineral deposits and the taste. Or perhaps you just suspect it’s time to recharge those polystyrene beads with salt. Whatever your reasons, we can handle the job. Not only do we install water softeners from scratch, but we can also make sure that your water softener is repaired or maintained as need be. Contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today.