Water Softener FAQs – All Your Water Softener Questions Answered


The question library on water softening

Caliente Hot Water is your local water softener installation expert. We have helped countless homeowners throughout San Antonio, TX remove hard water from their home. If you notice that your home has been plagued by rust or excessive soap residue then you could have hard water running through your pipes. Call our team to have a water softener installed and see instant results. But first, we have listed our most frequently asked questions when it comes to water softeners.

What is water softening?

You don’t want hard water in your home. Hard water is water that contains a significant amount of calcium and magnesium. Why is this bad? Because it can clog pipes when the soil or detergent you’re using cannot dissolve in the hard water. So, water softening is a technique used to remove all of the minerals that are making the water hard.

What is a water softener?

Water softeners remove the minerals from water that cause it to harden.

Why do you need a water softener?

Water softening will help prolong the lifespan of your many household machines/appliances that use water, including laundry machines, pipelines, air conditioning units and many more.

What does a water softener do?

Water softeners are specific ion exchangers that are designed to remove ions that are positively charged. Softeners focus on removing calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) ions. Calcium and magnesium are often referred to as hardness minerals.

How long does a water softener last?

The only maintenance that is typically needed for a water softener is the periodic addition of new softening salts. Otherwise, your water softener can last for years!

Have more questions for our team? Feel free to give us a call. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help.

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