APR 30, 2014

Most areas of the United States have water that naturally contains hard minerals. These minerals are not harmful to drink, but they do leave a residue that can build up over time in the form of hard water scaling. Salt-based water softeners remove the hard minerals from water and replace it with sodium to make it “soft.” Soft water does not leave a residue but it is also not good to drink. For a better solution, consider installing a saltless water softener.

How Saltless Water Softeners Work

Unlike salt-based water softener systems, a saltless water softener does not add anything to the water supply. This makes the water safe to drink and solves the problem of hard water stains. A salt free water softener works by:

  • Passing the water through a pre-treatment filter
  • The water travels through an electromagnetic field that changes the polarization on hard minerals such as lime-scale making them less likely to stick to surfaces
  • The treated water will not cause hard water residue for up to two to three hours

Choosing the Right Water Softener

A saltless water softener does not permanently soften water, but it can be a more economical, environmentally friendly, and safer choice compared to other sodium based softener systems. To have a water softener added to your home water system, call an experienced plumber for helpful advice concerning which system is best for your needs.Call (602) 870-6840 today for more information about the quality water softener systems available at Donley Service Center.