Do you have hard water? If your home uses well water, the need for a water softener is vital.

In Connecticut, the type of water you use will be determined by where you live and your main water supply. If you have a well as a source of water, it is likely you are using hard water. So why does the type of water you use have so much importance?

Some will argue the ability of getting rich soap lather from soft water. Proponents of soft water provide information with regards to the amount of money you can save. Some of the benefits such proponents propose include reduction in the amount of soap/detergents used, as well as how smooth and nice your hair and skin will feel and appear. In addition to better feeling water, your appliances will also likely last longer and run better. Hard water tends to leave mineral deposits and clog pipes.

The truth is that soft water has far more benefits than hard water. The only way you can make hard water soft is by using a water softener system. Before you make such a decision you need to understand how softeners work.

How do Water Softeners Work?

If you live in an area with water supply from a well, such as certain areas of Connecticut, water softeners are not new to you. What you may not know is the biggest misconception about such products is that salt softens your water.

The fact is water softener tanks have thousands of tiny resin beads responsible for filtering out hard water chemicals. These beads are cleaned by salt during a regeneration cycle, making the system capable of continually removing any hardness in your water supply.

A step by step breakdown of how the process works can help you understand how water softeners work:

  1. Hard water is supplied to your home from a well or main water pipe. It is immediately transferred to a softener system.
  2. The water softener tank attracts and holds onto all hard water minerals, removing the same from the water.
  3. Softened water leaves the tank by flowing to the plumbing system of your home or building.

It is quite a simple process once you understand it. However, you should not go for the first water softening system you come across. Make sure you consult with an experienced well water pro who has experience with water softeners.

Why Advance Plumbing & Heating is the Water Pro To Call.

Your well system is more complicated than it looks. Licensed plumbers have diverse knowledge of all water systems, tools and materials such as sewer lines, water lines and drain lines. More importantly they are well versed with water softeners and their impact on different systems.

When needing any type of water service, a licensed plumber is crucial as they have been certified and proven to be capable of understanding the math and mechanics associated with all plumbing systems, including water softeners. Additionally, such professionals have experience to work in odd places and have problem-solving skills for a plethora of plumbing systems.

If you are looking for a company to repair or install a new water softener system, give us a call and we will help you find the best solution for your home.