According to a study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, 85% of American homes experience hard water issues. Hard water refers to water that’s rich in calcium, manganese, and magnesium carbonate among other minerals. If your soap or shampoo does not lather well, your heating appliances have scale deposits, and your clean dishes have spots, you could be facing a hard water problem.

While hard water does not pose significant health risks, investing in a water softener installation project will benefit you in the following ways:

  • Hydrated skin and hair

    using hard water to bath results in dry skin and brittle hair. For most homeowners, ensuring supple skin and silkier hair is reason enough to have a water softener unit installed.
  • You get to save on plumbing costs

    hard water causes scale build-up on your plumbing system, around the drains, and in your appliances. This, along with the soap scum that forms after using hard water to clean, is quite difficult to remove.
  • It minimizes damages on appliances

    using hard water on appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines cause mineral build-up which leads to frequent breakdowns. Installing a water softener is one effective way of extending the lifespan of such appliances.
  • Lower energy bills

    water heaters can heat soft water faster due to the difference in mineral buildup. This results in less energy consumption. You will also enjoy hot showers a lot faster.

How does a water softener work?

A water softener works by removing magnesium and calcium minerals. As hard water passes through the resin bed, these minerals are removed and replaced with sodium or potassium through a process referred to as ion exchange. Once the hardness ions accumulate on the resin, it needs to be regenerated or cleaned. Normally, salt is used in the cleaning process so that the ion exchange process is effective.

Why buy a water softener from Son Plumbing Inc.

There are a host of water softener companies claiming to offer the perfect hard water solution. Son Plumbing Inc. only deals with highest quality water softeners that are sure to last for years to come. Unlike other products in the market, Son Plumbing Inc. sells softeners that will provide your home with softened water 24/7. We will also do the installation ourselves using high-quality parts and at your preferred location. We also provide a one-year warranty that covers the whole unit.

First-time buyers find it hard to determine the type of softener that suits them. Son Plumbing Inc. recommends the North Star water softener system. We have been installing North Star Water Softener’s for over 20 years and they have had excellent performance.

We guarantee the best products, after-sale support, and long-term service of softeners purchased and installed through us. Call us today at 417-866-3400.