Water is a necessity to live. Without water our bodies can’t function properly. Thankfully, most homes have indoor plumbing allowing water to flow freely inside for drinking, hygiene, cooking, and sometimes even for heating depending on the type of heating system you have. But did you know a water softener could make all the difference in the quality of your tap water?
What is a Water Softener & What Can It Do for Me?
A water softener is necessary if your water is too hard due to having an increased amount of minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Basically, a water softener acts as an ion exchange. The negatively charged ions of the hard water pass through sodium beads, which are positively charged, and the exchange is made, making the water soft in the process.
Soft water is better for laundering clothes, better for your pipes and can greatly reduce soap scum build up. Soft water requires less soap and detergent, so you’ll save money by using less of these products.
How Can I Make My Water Safer?
Not only is soft water nice, but healthy, pure water is key for optimal health and safety. Did you know that common tap water contains over 60,000 chemicals? In the Oakland County, Michigan area, internet data states there were over 2,000 incidents of contaminants in water. For the Oxford area, the contaminants that could show up in your water may be microbial, such as viruses and bacteria, salts and metals, which are inorganic, as well as elements of pesticides, herbicides and chemical contaminants.
An easy way to make your home’s water supply safer and softer, for starters, is to have one of the trained professionals at Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing test your water to learn the specific contaminants you may have. Once you know exactly what the makeup of your water is, you can begin to learn more about which water purification product is best for your needs, which could be a home water softener installation plus a water purification product.
Kotz technicians receive ongoing training to ensure they stay current with industry trends and technology. We want our customers to have options for healthy water that meet their needs and budget. Call our office today to schedule your water test. Whether you need a home water softener installation or something more, our professionals can help.