Most naturally-occurring water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium minerals. In this case, it’s referred to as “hard water”. Because calcium and magnesium bond easily with other types of metals, they can be the cause of rust buildup in the plumbing system including on the shower head. The term “hard water” comes from the hardened mineral deposits this kind of water leaves behind. Over time these deposits can accumulate, clog, or even corrode pipes and cause major plumbing problems. Hard water deposits can build up in boilers and hot water heaters, making them less efficient and more expensive to use. So a water softener is a filtration system that removes high concentrations of calcium and magnesium that cause hard water.
How does a water softener install work?
Not unlike a magnet, water softeners have positive and negative poles. Calcium and magnesium, the two minerals that comprise hard water, both positively charged molecules And, the softener pump pushes water through the filtration system, it isolates the calcium and magnesium molecules leaving the water purer.
Professional Water softener installation by RPM Plumbing
RPM Plumbing can help you install a water softener filtration system. While there is an initial cost, the unit will pay for itself many times over by ensuring your plumbing system operates free of rust and clogging agents.