Water Softener Systems in Cedar Park

Protect Your Family from Hard Water Damage

Hard water is a problem that affects the water in many parts of the country. In Central Texas, the problem is particularly acute. The limestone deposits in the region mean that the water has a high mineral content. Hard water is bad for your plumbing and can also cause damage to your drainage system and your water supply. If you want to protect your plumbing and the rest of your home, consider investing in a water softener system

Water softeners come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you are interested in getting a system for your home, call (512) 515-9917 for more information about the options available to you.

What Is a Water Softener?

A water softener is a system that uses a process called ion-exchange to remove the minerals from your water. The minerals attach to the resin inside the water softener and the clean water goes into your home's pipes. When the water leaves the softener, it is effectively "softened."

The process of ion-exchange is fairly straightforward. The resin, which is a type of material that attracts certain minerals, is used to attract the minerals in your water. The clean water flows into your home, and the mineral-loaded resin heads to the drain to be discarded. The minerals are replaced by clean water.

Types of Water Softeners

There are two main types of water softeners: water conditioners and water softeners.

  • Water conditioners and softeners are essentially the same thing, but there are some differences. Water conditioners generally treat the water to make it softer but don't remove the minerals. Water softeners, on the other hand, do remove minerals from the water.
  • There are also two different types of water softeners: tank-type and non-tank water softeners. Tank-type water softeners are the most common type of system and are usually installed in the basement or a utility room. Non-tank water softeners are usually installed under the sink and are more compact than tank-type systems. If you are interested in a non-tank system, talk to your plumber about the pros and cons of this system.

How Long Do Water Softeners Last?

Water softener systems generally last between 10 and 15 years. The exact length of time depends on the quality of the resin used in the system and how well the system is maintained. If you are interested in a system, it is a good idea to ask about the expected life of the system so you know when you might need to replace it.

How Do I Know If I Need a Water Softener?

If you notice that your piping is corroding or your fixtures are developing a white film, it could be a sign that your water is hard. You can also call a professional to test your water and find out if it is hard.

Water softener systems are a great investment for your home. If you are interested in getting a system for your home, call (512) 515-9917 to schedule an appointment.

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