Baton Rouge Water Softener Services
The “hardness” of water refers to the concentration of calcium, magnesium and other natural minerals found to some degree in all tap water. Water with a high mineral concentration is considered “hard” and water without is considered “soft”.
This difference in mineral concentration can be felt in the consistency of the water — aside from this minor difference, most people never think about this aspect of their water. This can be an oversight that the professionals here at Southern Air want to help prevent. Severely hard water can also be hard on your plumbing and appliances. It’s also been proven to be less than ideal for hair and skin.
Here at Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we specialize in all things plumbing — and we think about water A LOT. We do our best to keep our customers informed of everything that could affect their quality of life and home. That’s why we take pride in offering the latest in water softening technology. If you’re seeking a hard water solution you can trust, look no further than the professionals here at Southern Air!
How To Tell If You Have Hard Water
If you want an immediate answer, one of our professionals could perform a test that will tell you the exact hardness of your water and whether or not a water softener may be a good option for you. There are also several signs that any homeowner can look out for that could be an indicator that their water has higher mineral content. You might have hard water if:
- The flow strength of your faucets seems to get worse over time
- You have common residue buildup around baths, tubs and sinks
- You have metallic-tasting tap water
- You see reoccurring issues with household appliances like dishwashers and laundry machines
- Your skin feels itchy and dry after washing
While there is no better indicator of hard water than a test, if you’re experiencing any of the things above, it might be a sign that you could benefit from a water softener.
How Does A Water Softener Work?
Water softeners are specialized filters that use small resin beads to attract minerals and extract them from your water. They’re sophisticated closed systems that both filter water and engage in a self-cleaning process when not in use. They consist of two main components — a resin tank and a brine tank. To break things down, here’s how the process works:
- Water enters the resin tank and is filtered through a series of tiny resin beads that allow for a process called “Ion Exchange”. The negatively charged resin beads can attract the positively charged minerals and filter them from the water.
- Water exits the tank and is distributed where needed in the system.
- Once the meter on the resin tank marks that the resin beads have reached their filtering limits, the system will trigger a flush.
- During a flush, salty water from the brine tank is filtered through the resin beads which reattracts the previously filtered minerals and is then drained off.
- Water is filtered through the resin beads one more time to wash away any remaining brine and then the system is put back into full use.
As you can see, a water softener is a relatively simple system that could do a lot in improving your quality of life and the longevity of your plumbing and appliances. If you’re seeking the most reliable water softener installation in Baton Rouge, look no further than Southern Air!
Let Southern Air Soften The Impact Of Hard Water!
Hard water can be an unseen plight on your plumbing, appliances and skin. While easy to ignore, over time, it can cause accumulative damage and cost you money. If you’re looking to avoid the downfalls of hard water and are seeking the best water softener installation around, then don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Southern Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today!