Why You Need a Water Softener
Arizona water is known to have one of the highest hard water ratings in the nation. Most of the water in the Phoenix area tests at about 20-25 grains per gallon. Our hard water comes from the minerals that the water comes into contact with as it travels to the Phoenix area. This hard water turns up as the mineral deposits (or “scaling”). You see this scaling on the outside of your faucets and inside the shower.
With a water softener installed in the home, water should test at zero grains per gallon. This increases the longevity of your plumbing system as well as helps you save on soap while cleaning clothes and dishes more effectively.
One of the biggest benefits of having a water softener is removing the hard water eating away at areas that we can’t see. These include our plumbing lines, inside the plumbing connections and inside our toilets and water heater parts.
What water softener is the best for you? There are options in softeners. First decide on the correct grain size for the home size. Also consider that the life of a water softener depends on the quality of its parts. Some will regenerate every day no matter how much water is used. Others will track the amount of water used and regenerate only when the time is right, saving water and energy. Take the time to do your research and choose a softener that fits your home and your needs.
Once you have it, it’s important to properly maintain your water softener and try to avoid a break that may cause clogs inside the water lines. It is recommended to perform annual inspections, regular maintenance and water testing to prolong its life and be sure it is working properly at all times.
Ben Franklin Plumbing AZ is here for you if you need us to come out to perform an inspection or maintenance of your water softener. We are also happy to come talk to you about installation of a water softener to meet your needs. Contact us today to get started. (602)903-1762