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It is Time to Soften Your Water

Water SoftenerWater is very important to our daily lives, whether it be for drinking, bathing, or washing clothing. However, water is more delicate than we realize, which makes it extremely vulnerable to contamination. If your home’s water supply is leaving stains on cleaned tubs, spots on shower doors, and even causing plumbing systems to clog inexplicably, it is time to get it tested by a trained professional. These above mentioned mishaps could be a result of hard water. As water flows underground, making its way towards your residence it picks up minerals along the way, some of these minerals like calcium and magnesium can be harmful to your home’s water supply. Hard water can affect household chores and can even be dangerous to your health. If you are experiencing any problems with your water, and are in need of a Naperville plumber to install a water softener, a highly trained technician from Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. will be able to help.

A water softening system is used to remove magnesium and calcium ions, that interfere with soaps and detergents, and replace them with sodium ions. The process helps soaps and detergents to remove oil residue and dirt from clothes and dishes. A water softening system can also improve the taste and smell of your drinking water and protect your pipes from clogging. It is essential that water be treated appropriately before it enters the house, therefore water softeners are installed right where groundwater enters your plumbing..

A water softening system replaces calcium and magnesium ions with sodium, in a process called ion exchange. The minerals are filtered through a tank filled with resin beads, and the resin beads are cleaned off with the use of a sodium solution, readying the system for the next batch of mineral deposits. Most water softeners come with a separate compartment for adding sodium chloride (natural salt) to prepare the unit for rinsing.

If you are looking to install a water softener in your Naperville home, contact Jim Wagner Plumbing, Inc. at (630) 577-9241.