How your home can benefit from a water softener

January 4, 2021
Hard water is something that haunts regular homeowners and many plumbers in Rock Springs, WY.

Why do you need this system?

As any good plumbing company will tell you, the reason you need to worry about hard water is complicated. There are several ways you’re affected by hard water, like how soap is harder to remove with hard water, which could lead to dry skin or other issues. It could also make it harder for your washing machine to provide clean clothes.

How does water conditioning work?

Having one of our technicians that work on plumbing in Rock Springs, WY, to provide you with water treatment services can provide you with so many benefits. Water softeners work through a process called ion exchange. This helps remove calcium and magnesium from the water. Once the hard water makes its way into the mineral tank, it will go through a bed of spherical resin beads. These plastic beads, which are usually made from polystyrene, are charged with a sodium ion.

Take note that these resin beads are anions, so they have a negative charge. The calcium and magnesium minerals have a positive charge, thus making them cations. As opposite charges attract, the negative charge of the minerals will be attracted to the positive charge of the resin beads. When the hard water passes through the resin, the beads grab a hold of the mineral ions and subsequently remove them from the water.

The sodium ion will be released once the bead seizes the mineral ion. The column of resin takes away all the hardness out of the water after it passes through the mineral tank. The soft water running through your plumbing system protects your appliances and pipes, which are degraded prematurely with hard water.

Call Aspen Mountain Plumbing today to learn more about hard water!

Hard water is something that haunts regular homeowners and many plumbers in Rock Springs, WY. When left unaddressed, this could contaminate your water with too much calcium and magnesium. Fortunately, a good water conditioning system can help. We hope that you understand how water conditioning works now, but if you don’t, you can call us to find out more or make an appointment for plumbing repairs.

“Earlier this week, our sewer backed up in our basement. Lance and Matt came and snaked the drain (more than once to correct the issue which ended up being tree roots) and were able to give me recommendations on further prevention and long term solutions. I've also used Aspen Mountain Plumbing several times whenever I've had issues with my rental properties. They are very professional and always show up when they say they are going to and do a great job. I would definitely recommend these guys!” - Emily L.

Lance Ball is the proud owner of Aspen Mountain Plumbing.

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