What is Hard Water?

Have you noticed white deposits on your fixtures in the bathroom or spots on your shower door?  If you have, it’s hard water.  From bathing to energy consumption using appliances hard water has an effect on everything.  In fact, more than 85% of homes in the United States have hard water to some degree.

Hard water is defined as water with high mineral content consisting of calcium and magnesium.  It occurs when water percolates Read more

Softening City Water

My home is on city water so my water is just fine to use, right?  I don’t need a water softener in my home, right?  I won’t get any buildup on my water fixtures because I’m no city water, right?  The answer is no to these three questions.  Please don’t be alarmed, city supplied water is safe to use and drink.  We are discussing the effects of hard water within your home.  City water does have hardness, even when the supplier softens the water.  There is a misconception of being on city water, your water is good to use.  Read more

Longevity of Water Softeners

For many homes, using a water softener and having soft water throughout the home is necessary.  A water softener is considered an appliance of the home.  Much like any appliance, a water softener will tire out, parts wear out or, stops working.  There becomes a point in time when how much money needs to be put into the appliance versus reconditioning or replacing.

A properly maintained water softener can last for several years Read more