Why do you need a water softener for your home or business in Gadsden, Alabama?
While numerous components exist in Gadsden's water supply, it is viewed
as “hard” when it contains high measures of calcium, magnesium,
lime and other impurities. The level of hardness is measured in grains
per gallon (GPG). Soft water has less than 1 GPG of these minerals, while
hard water can have more than 10.5 GPG. Most water supplies in Gadsden,
AL and surrounding areas measure high on the GPG scale, despite the efforts
of local filtering plants. A water softener in your Gadsden, AL home or
business will eliminate hard water problems.
Gadsden, AL homes and businesses enjoy an abundant supply of water from
the Coosa River. This watershed contains over 23 rivers and streams and
Negative Effects of Hard Water Deposits
Hard water can cause a multitude of problems around your home or business
as well as to your body. Hard water causes clothes to become dull and
causes the fabric to wear out sooner. Plumbing work and hot water heaters
can have buildup of these minerals, resulting in costly repairs. Hard
water shortens the lifespan of appliances and causes dingy film residue
to be left behind on shower doors and tubs. Hard water causes also dry
skin and itchy scalp. A water softener can diminish all of the negative
side effects cause by the water in Gadsden, AL.
Water Softeners Improve Appliance Efficiency
As indicated by multiple reports and tests, soft water is the key to having
long lasting appliances around the home in Gadsden, AL. A water softener
will enhance the appliances proficiency and viability. Clothes come out
cleaner and more vibrant with the use of a water softener. Less detergent
is needed when using a water softener also. Many tests have been conducted
proving that while treating stains on clothing, the utilization of soft
water had more of an impact than the use of cleaners.
Dishwashers were likewise tested for viability using a water softener vs.
more cleanser. The results were astonishingly in favor of water softeners.
While using less detergent, the dishes washed with soft water were cleaner
and showed minimal spotting and film residue.
How Does a Water Softener Work
Water enters the control valve and flows through the media tank. The hard
water is filtered and softened as it passes through ion exchange resin.
Hardness ions are ionically retained in and on the resin. After complete
softening, the water exits through a pipe in the center of the media tank
and out the control valve. The soft water now travels to the kitchen and
bathrooms of your home. At certain intervals, the water softener will
automatically regenerate the resin with a brine solution. The previously
retained hard water ions are flushed out the drain and the unit prepares
itself for its next cycle.
Many Gadsden, AL residents and business owners have already benefited from
the effects of using a water softener in their home or business. If you
suffer from dry skin, itchy scalp, dingy clothes, dull dishes, or your
appliances do not seem to be performing as well as they should; a water
softener is the smart choice for you as well.
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clicking here or you may call us directly at (205) 383-3999.