Does your water not taste as good as you would like it to? Have you ever wondered why clean plates leave the dishwasher with a layer of residue? Does it seem like your appliances are working harder than they need to, resulting in higher water bills?
These issues may be due to hard water in your pipes. Thankfully, hard water problems can generally be solved pretty easily with a water softener system.
To learn more about our water softener installation services in Boise, call (208) 759-4880 or contact us online. Check out our reviews and FAQs to get more information from our water softener installation team!
To learn more about our water softener products, call (208) 759-4880 or contact us online.
We keep the best water softener systems in stock and can install these systems at your home or business for you to start enjoying better water right away! Once you have your system installed, we provide repair services to ensure your water softener continues to work at its best.
We also offer regular maintenance work to clean your system, make minor repairs as needed, and identify small issues before they become big problems. Ask about our membership plan — annual maintenance and filter changes are included!
Drinking or cooking with hard water is not necessarily toxic. However, the minerals in hard water can build up and damage appliances. Plus, hard water generally does not taste good or feel clean.
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Water softeners play a vital role in enhancing the quality of your water supply, and here's how they work:
Ion Exchange Process
Water softeners primarily use an ion exchange process to remove minerals that cause hardness from your water. The main culprits are calcium and magnesium ions.
The resin tank in the water softener contains tiny resin beads with a negative charge. As hard water passes through the resin bed, the positively charged calcium and magnesium ions are attracted to the negatively charged resin beads.
During the softening cycle, the hard water flows through the resin bed. As the water comes into contact with the resin beads, the calcium and magnesium ions adhere to the resin, effectively replacing them with sodium ions. Sodium ions have a much lower impact on water hardness, which means the water leaving the resin bed is now softened.
Over time, the resin beads become saturated with calcium and magnesium ions, necessitating a regeneration phase. This phase involves flushing the resin bed with a brine solution (a highly concentrated saltwater solution).
The sodium ions in the brine solution effectively push off the calcium and magnesium ions from the resin beads. The expelled ions and excess brine are then flushed out of the system.
Our Water Softeners
Water softeners remove minerals from the water in your home. This can be done by installing a system deep within the network of your plumbing or on fixtures (for example, a device may be attached to the spout of your kitchen sink to soften that water). We offer a range of water softener products to address all needs.
Ask about our USA-made water softening systems, including:
- Kinetico Series
- AquaKinetic Series
- Powerline Water Softeners
- Kinetico Premier Series Water Softeners
- Kinetico Signature Series Water Softeners
- Kinetico Essential Series Water Softeners
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If your water tastes or smells funny, you owe it to yourself to find out why.
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We look forward to discussing your hard water issues and helping you find solutions. Call now for more information about our Meridian water softeners and to ask about our financing plans.
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is water that has an excess amount of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals may naturally occur in the source of the water or could be picked up as the water travels through pipes before arriving at your home.
Effects of Hard Water
The minerals in hard water can cause a range of issues. Generally, these issues stem from the minerals building up on places where the water travels or is used, such as on appliances, plumbing fixtures, and more.
If your water is hard, you may be experiencing:
- White, chalky residue on dishes, clothing, and appliances
- Undesirable taste
- Less efficient water fixtures
- Disrupted water flow and pressure
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