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Water Softening in Philadelphia, Bucks County, & Montgomery County

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Water Softening in Philadelphia, Bucks County, & Montgomery County

Water softeners are becoming more popular in homes today. They turn hard water into ‘soft’ or mineral-less water, which has a variety of benefits. Virtually all property owners will find some amount of minerals in their water supply, but you can purchase a simple test kit to measure levels more precisely. While such minerals are not acutely harmful, they cause a variety of long-term problems for your property, your wallet, and even your physical health. At Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, we offer water softening in Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County so you can get the best quality water straight from your faucets and shower heads. Contact us today to get a free estimate. 

What are the benefits of soft water?

Soft water is essentially water with low mineral content. Hard water contains minerals like magnesium and calcium, whereas soft water only has small traces of minerals like sodium and potassium. Some of the best benefits of using water conditioners include: 

  • Soft water cleans surfaces and dishes better than hard water because it doesn’t leave behind any soap residue.
  • It helps prevent water spots on faucets, showers, and water heaters. Water spots can make even new fixtures look old and stained. Unfortunately, this is often a result of frequent exposure to hard water.
  • Softened drinking water tastes better than hard tap water and it’s better for your plumbing system. A water conditioner will help prevent damage to pipes, water heaters, and other plumbing fixtures.
  • Soft water is ideal for your lawn because the pH balance in the water is more balanced than hard water. This reduces acidity that can harm grass or plants.
  • Since hard water is harder to lather with soap, it’s harder to rinse off, which can cause mold. Soft water is easier to lather with soap and rinse off because the water doesn’t contain any residue. This makes it ideal for home cleaning. Cleaning agents like laundry detergents, shampoos, and soaps all work better when they’re dissolved in water that has been softened.
  • If you have hard water, there’s a higher chance of water spots on your glasses when you’re washing them in the dishwasher.
  • Perhaps the most famous reason for switching to soft water is the effect it can have on your skin and hair. Showering in soft water is conducive to softer skin and hair with less dryness. You may even start using less hair and body wash as soft water lathers easier. 

Many people start using water conditioners for one specific reason, but they are even more motivated to continue when they discover all the other benefits. 

How do water softeners work?

The process of softening water is more complicated than simply hooking up an appliance to your water supply. Water softeners use salt pellets to soften water and remove the excess minerals. The salt pellets dissolve in water and bind with calcium and magnesium to create water-softening agents. When opting for soft water, you are also fortifying your entire plumbing system because soft water is easier on your pipes. 

To understand the differences between specific water conditioners and water softeners, talk to a member of our team by giving us a call. Each water treatment system will function a little differently, so it’s important to choose the right system for your water softening in Philadelphia

Is a water softener right for your home?

You can install water conditioners in any home as long as you have a water hookup. Water softeners or water conditioners will help reduce mineral build up in appliances and fixtures around your home. 

Water conditioners require a monthly water softening salt. Most water softeners will pay for themselves within 4 months to 3 years of installation, depending on how much water you use in your house and the hardness of the water supply. If you care about water conservation or saving money on your water bill, these systems are a brilliant investment.

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When it comes to your home, you only want the best of the best working on your property. As a 3rd generation family owned business with over 50 years experience, we treat everyone’s home like it was our own. So when you have major water damage, it is a true emergency. We can restore your property using water removal and remediation services to get it back looking like new.

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Getting a Water Softener Installed 

Water Softening Services in Philadelphia

Water softeners are water treatment products, and water treatment products have to meet codes set by the Department of Public Health, which means its best to have a licensed plumber install such equipment.

Water is processed through ion exchange resin beads that act like little magnets for calcium and magnesium ions in water. They grab the hardness minerals so they don’t remain dissolved in water, making it possible for soap to lather and for dirt to be lifted off dishes during washing. When water travels through water softening resin beads until their capacity has been used up, grains of salt are added to replenish them so they can continue working. During this regeneration process, water flows through the water softening device at a slow rate, which is why a professional needs to ensure proper drainage.

If water flows slowly through water softening devices, it can cause water to stagnate in water pipes, which means water may not be able to drain properly when water is used. When this happens, water may sit stagnant in low-lying areas of your home until the next time water is used—and there are all sorts of nasty stuff that likes to grow in dark, moist places with little or no air flow. Our licensed plumbers will check for proper drainage during installation so water flows freely down the drain after softening. 

Rather than trying this installation process yourself, call Bill Frusco Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling for water softening services in Philadelphia! We never hire subcontractors and do all the work with our trusted team.

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