Hard water is water that has an abundance of natural minerals like calcium and magnesium in it. The water is not harmful if ingested, but it is harmful to plumbing, appliances and household surfaces. Hard water is known to clog shower heads and pipes with mineral buildup and prevent detergents and soaps from dissolving completely into water in water based systems in the home. Hard water is harder on water systems , which decreases efficiency and the lifespan, increasing the cost for maintenance and repair.On a personal level, water softeners improve the taste of San Antonio water and it will make household cleaning easier by eliminating hard water stains and calcification.
There are several different types of water softeners, some processes involve chemicals that wash through water, others use an ion exchange system that replaces hard minerals with softer ones like sodium and potassium. Depending on the type, water softeners can be manual or automatic and vary depending on the salt that is used. The most common water softeners are rock, solar and evaporated.
San Antonio residents who are looking to improve the taste and quality of tap water in particular, reverse osmosis technology can be installed, which puts drinking water through a series of filters for purification.
For more information on water softeners and reverse osmosis technology call 210.635.7109 or visit http://www.aquamastersinc.com