Water Treatment for Your Boston Home

Category: Water Softeners


In some Boston homes water treatment is a necessity. Not every home has access to good, clean water. This is especially true for those living in rural areas and those living in cities with older city water systems. Without home water treatment, tap water can contain an overabundance of minerals, bacteria, or even parasites. Water purification can both soften water for washing or bathing and make it 100 percent safe for drinking. Two forms of water treatment include water softeners and ultraviolet disinfection. Water softeners are fixtures that filter water, removing hard minerals that can be the cause of several problems. Hard water is not only bad for the hair and skin, but it also makes everyday chores like washing dishes and doing laundry almost impossible. In addition, there are several financial costs involved in having hard water. It is estimated that a family of four can save over $90 each month with a water softener system. One of the ways water softening will save you money is in soap costs. Soap and detergents fail to create suds and do their job as cleaners in water that is too hard. A water softener can end up saving you up to 70 percent on your current expenditures for soap. Another way home water softening saves money is in water heating costs. Hard […]

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Getting to Grips With Boston Hard Water

Category: Water Softeners


People who already enjoy the benefits of soft water often forget how lucky they are. They take for granted frothy soap lathers, smooth clothing, and ultra soft towels. Perhaps people who live in hard water areas have got used to the disadvantages and are not aware of what they are missing. Hard water means scale building up around taps, in sinks, chrome pipes and shiny surfaces. Meaning additional washing powder or soap is needed to clean properly. Hard water is tougher on the skin, hair and clothing. It may form a scum deposit on your hot beverages and ugly bath rings! Most of the damage caused by hard water however is unseen. Limescale deposits will form on elements, pipes and boilers. These deposits reduce the efficiency of heating elements as more power is needed to heat through the scale. This will mean higher electricity bills. The damage caused to the element means that it will need replacing if not de-calcified regularly further adding to parts and maintenance costs. Untreated water will cause problems to dishwashers, washing machines, espresso machines and other equipment. It will clog up pipes in plumbing and central heating systems, again reducing efficiency and adding to costs and attract expensive repair bills. Soft water however, means luxurious soapy lather using only a small quantity of soap or […]

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How West Roxbury Water Softener Units Work

Category: Water Softeners


You may have wondered how water softener units work. Mineral laden hard water goes in, but soft, clean feeling water with no aftertaste comes out. Water softeners help us avoid spotted dishes and appliances, clogged water heaters, scale on pipes, sinks, and other metal, as well as improving the cleaning power of our West Roxbury water. It’s no wonder that so many people are curious about how a water softener unit works. These devices make sure that the huge amount of water we go through every day a lot easier to deal with. Most water softeners use a process called ion exchange to remove minerals dissolved in hard water, producing cleaner water without any aftertaste. Some of the West Roxbury minerals that can be a problem in water are calcium, iron, sulfur, and magnesium. Your water softener contains many small plastic beads, or a matrix referred to as zeolite. These are covered in ions of sodium. When the water flows through the beads or zeolite, the unwanted minerals swap places with the sodium. This leaves more sodium in the water, but removes other minerals. Eventually, the zeolite or beads have no more sodium ions, and must be regenerated. Regeneration is an important part of how water softeners work. This involves soaking the beads of zeolite in a sodium ion containing […]

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Dorchester The Functions and Benefits Water Softener Salt

Category: Water Softeners


Hard water causes an array of problems in Dorchester home and industrial settings. Soap doesn’t lather or rinse well, clothing, skin, and hair feel stiff or sticky after washing, and dishes appear dirty after having been run through the dishwasher. Worst of all, plumbing can become clogged when scale builds up. All of this is caused by minerals in the water. The most common minerals that cause water hardness are magnesium and calcium. Hard water, water with a high mineral content, is softened by flushing the water through a tank that contains negatively charged plastic beads. Typically, these beads are bonded with a salt, whose components have a weaker hydrogen bond than that of calcium or magnesium. When hard water is run through the unit, the sodium ions change place on the beads with the ions of the harder mineral. Water softener salt consists of either sodium chloride or potassium chloride. The salt comes in several different forms. Which water softener salt is used depends on the type of water softener unit, household size and preference of the user. The use of sodium chloride raises the sodium content of the household water supply, however, only those with extreme sodium sensitivity or high blood pressure assume any health risk. It is also recommended that softened water not be used to water plants. […]

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Electric Water Softeners Will Cure Hard Water Ills in Boston

Category: Water Softeners


The “hard water in your Boston house” symptoms are obvious, and it doesn’t take a whole lot to realize that something needs to be done about the hard water issue that makes your life miserable. Knowing that there is a salt-free option with electric water softeners is not so cut and dry. Most people think about dealing with bags of salt when they think of water softeners. This article will review the soft water plagues and the benefits of using a Boston electric water softener. Here is a brief reminder of the symptoms of hard water ills: • You have ugly white spots all over your silverware, glasses or dishes. • There is lather when shampooing • Your hair feels sticky and stiff after shampooing • No orange rings left around sinks and tubs • Fabrics are stiff, or you can see or feel soap residue after washing. • Whites turn a dingy white color over time For most people it is the sticky, stiff or lifeless hair that does it, there is nothing worse and more uncomfortable that your hair that just does not feel or look right. Add in to the mix the awful spots on the glassware that makes it look like you never wash your dishes and you have your obvious, hard water ills. There are […]

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