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Water Softeners

Soft water makes homes much more comfortable to live in and helps prevent calcium deposits in water pipe problems from happening. We can help you decide what water softening system is right for you and your household or business. 

Hard water can be treated to make it softer with long-lasting water softener systems and little effort. Call us to discuss your needs and we can help you decide what type of system os best for you. You don’t have to live with hard water!

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Water Softener Installation

The installation of a water softener is best done by professional plumbers.  We can make sure the installation is done to code and that it will operate for years.

The incoming cold water pipe connects to the copper pipes inside the machine that are fitted with screens that remove sediment that might clog up the system. The screens also protect any valves inside that control how much salt is mixed into the softened water before it’s released into your home plumbing system.  Water softeners work best when they’re installed near taps that use hot and cold running water so they can’t freeze during winter months if left unattended for long periods of time.

How to Choose your Water Softener?

When purchasing a water softener for a hard water area, there are some things to consider.

Water softeners use different methods to remove minerals from tap water. Some of these methods include ion exchange, reverse osmosis, and electrodialysis.

Taking into account these factors will help you understand your needs and enable you to make informed decisions. Call us to discuss your details, we will help you make the best decision.

On Demand Water Softener

On-demand water softeners are the best type of system for most people because they use less salt than other types of systems and require less maintenance.

Hard Water Treatment

Water is considered hard when it has a high level of calcium and magnesium ions in its composition. The hardness of water can cause a variety of problems with household appliances such as dishwashers, laundry detergents, and automatic coffeemakers. Water softeners typically use salt (sodium chloride) to remove the hardness ions from water by replacing them with sodium ions; however, there are other means to do this as well such as potassium ion exchange or using an ion exchange resin.

After the water is processed by a water softener, the minerals are removed and replaced with table salt. The hardness of the water is reduced and it becomes softer. Water softeners can be installed in your home or business locally and for Rio Rancho Water Softener Installation and Repair to reduce the salt you use in your cooking and cleaning. Types of water softeners: Salt-based, Anion-exchange resin, Calcium sulfate based.

Salt Based Water Softeners

Water softener brine tanks are essential to the function of water softeners. They store the salt used in water softeners that help create a reaction with the hard minerals in your water that remove them from your drinking and bathing water. A brine tank is usually located right beside or below a water softener and is often shaped like a canister. You can tell if you have an empty or full brine tank by looking at the level of salt inside of it – when there’s more than half an inch of salt, it’s time to refill it. The amount of salt in a brine tank will vary depending on how much you use your home’s appliances; for example, if you have a family that does dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher then you’ll need more salt than someone who uses their dishwasher often for dishes.

A salt-based water softener is a machine that removes hard minerals from the household water supply. A typical household needs about two pounds per month for the average family of four. Typically, salt-based water softeners use a large container to catch tap water and dissolve calcium salts in it. When enough calcium has been dissolved, sodium chloride is added to make the brine, which flows into an evaporator that boils off the excess liquid, leaving just sodium chloride and another type of salt called potassium chloride behind. The resulting brine is pumped through a heating coil until it reaches a high enough temperature to cause it to boil at atmospheric pressure. This boiling process releases all the energy stored in those molecules as heat so they become liquid again and leave some additional sodium chloride crystals behind each time they do this. This superheated steam then condenses back into liquid form in another container, leaving behind more solidified sodium chloride crystals as well as potassium chloride crystals with some oxygen gas (O2) mixed in with them because oxygen naturally occurs during this process. These solids are then moved by gravity or by using an electric pump into yet another container where they are mixed with more tap water and other additives like phosphates or citric acid to help make sure these.

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