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Water Softener Installation in Seattle
Make Hard Water a Thing of the Past; Call Today!
Hard water is a pretty common condition throughout Seattle and the entire Pacific Northwest. The term “hard water” is the name given to water that contains elevated quantities of minerals like calcium and magnesium dissolved in it. While you might not be able to see the mineral particles directly, these substances can cause a variety of issues, including strange tastes, odd smells, brittle feeling skin and hair, and rough-feeling and faded clothing. While added minerals are not bad for your health, they can cause issues for your plumbing and can cause some other frustrations and headaches like dry skin and unhealthy hair.
Fox Plumbing & Heating offers a solution to all of your hard water problems: a premium water softener system that is professionally installed in your home. We offer a wide range of products, including high-quality units in a number of different sizes so your water softener will have the capacity you need. We design every system to last and to work to its fullest potential, giving you the soft, enjoyable, and higher-quality water you need for all of your day to day activities. We even stand by all of our systems with a satisfaction guarantee, and offer a full range of repairs, maintenance, and tune-up services that ensure your water softener is there to help you for many years to come.
If you’re tired of hard water causing havoc on your home, make the call to Fox Plumbing & Heating at (206) 309-4240 and start discussing your options for installing a new water softener system.
How a Water Softener Works
Water softeners are essentially machines that eliminate mineral ions by replacing them with different ions. A water softener tank is typically filled with small resin balls that are coated with sodium. As water in the tank flows over the resin balls, the positively charged sodium ions quickly bond with the water. At the same time, the negatively-charged resin is strong enough to remove the calcium and magnesium ions from your water, but not the sodium. As a result, the various substances essentially switch places, and the water that enters your home has much softer characteristics.
Softer water has a number of great benefits, including:
- Better taste: Soft water tastes cleaner, according to most people. That means more enjoyable water and fewer strange tastes in your cooking.
- Better soaping: Softer water reacts better with soap, meaning you can use less soap when doing dishes, doing laundry, and scrubbing various parts of your home.
- Less wear and tear: Hard water is tough on plumbing systems and components. Softening your water will help prevent unwanted wear and tear on plumbing systems.
- Less cleaning: Limescale residue from hard water will be a thing of the past. And you won’t have to worry about pesky water spots on your freshly-washed dishes.
Water Softener Maintenance
Depending on the water softener system you install, your system might need maintenance at some point. Sometimes maintenance might mean swapping out the filtration media tank. Other times it might include cleaning or freshening of the system. However, there are some maintenance-free water softener systems out there that will continually treat your water with no supplemental treatments or upkeep aside from occasional repairs. If you’d like to learn more about these systems, give us a call and let us talk with you more about your goals and your options.