Hard Water Treatment Service | Traverse City, Michigan
Hard water is defined as having a high mineral content (whereas soft water does not). The two most common minerals in hard water are calcium and magnesium. The effects of hard water on the home can be a nuisance, even though it’s not (necessarily) a health hazard. Hard water can cause clothes to be smelly, look dingy and feel hard and scratchy. Hard water also leaves behind spots and film residue on showers, sinks and can even stain them as well. Skin washed in hard water can leave a sticky, soapy residue. Soap residue is left behind because the minerals in the water do not allow soaps and detergents to properly activate and break down. Consequently, there is always some soap remaining on all surfaces that come into contact with the water. This can ruin pipes by being clogged, and increased water heating costs from the buildup of minerals. The worst potential side effect is possible skin infections from the bacteria trapped in pores beneath the film of soap. Treating hard water is not a difficult task to do, though!
Before you treat the water, the water must be tested to be analyzed for alkalinity, corrosives, chloride, conductivity (presence of contaminants), hardness, and pH balance. Once the test has been received and interpreted, the proper system and size can be installed. Too small of a system can result in the reduction of the components life span which will waste money for replacement parts. And a system that is too large will cause sanitary problems which will waste salt and backwash water.
Remove Hard Water Using A Water Softener System
There are many options to treat hard water. The most efficient and recommend method is to use a water softener system. The main reason why people choose water softeners with salt is that they remove more mineral types than salt-free systems. Salt-free systems traditionally only remove the smell, sediment and chemicals from the water, such as chlorine. Salt-free systems do not remove as many minerals. Salt-free systems create hardness crystals but leave minerals present in the water. The crystals won’t adhere to surfaces, so there’s a reduction in scale build up. The main benefit from a salt free system is the maintenance free aspect. No electricity, no waste water, and no salt/chemicals. But some prefer salt-based water softeners because your skin will not dry out, and clothing colors stay bright after doing the laundry. Soap will create more bubbles, and there will be no buildup on any surfaces.
It doesn’t matter if you have city, or if you have well water. You can still have healthy water to clean with, bathe in, drink and use for food. Water is life, it is what consumes us and what we consume. So why make water hard?
The Benefits Of Treating Hard Water
Once your water has been conditioned with a quality water softener provided by Rainbow Seamless Systems, you may notice numerous benefits, including:
- Reduction of soap scum residue in sinks, tubs, and showers
- Softer hair and skin after bathing
- The need for less laundry detergent and dish soap for washing, saving you money on household expenses
- Brighter, softer, and cleaner clothes
- Sparkling glasses and dishes, without water spots
- And more
Contact Our Traverse City Water Treatment Specialists
Rainbow Seamless can make your life easier by installing a high-quality water softener system that will last years while filtering your home’s hard water. Our team of licensed and certified Water Treatment Specialists have the training and expertise to assist you in addressing your water concerns. With top quality products manufactured for excellent performance. We are proud to serve homeowners in and around Traverse City, MI. If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of adding a water softener to your home, please contact Rainbow Seamless Systems today!