Hard water means that there are residual mineral deposits in the water. It isn’t a health concern, but it’s not optimal for your water appliances. To maintain the longevity of your water appliances and keep your water “soft”, you need to install a water softener.
A water softener is a small resin bead with a negative charge. The water is filtered through sodium-charged resin beads that take out the minerals in exchange for a small amount of sodium. It will prevent calcium and magnesium from settling in your water heater tank and keep your water soft and fresh.
To install the water softener, you first need to find your water main. The water softener needs to be installed to the water main to effectively soften the water supply for the whole house. Other things installers need to be aware of is the exposure of the water softener to the elements, access to electricity, and proper drainage to discharge the calcium and magnesium.
Once a trench is dug and the path of the water pipes is decided, the installer will clean and solder the pipes. The pipes will carry the softened water from the water softener and into the home.
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