Many people don’t even know the difference between hard and soft water. They also don’t realize that their hard water is the cause for slowly clogging drains and pipes, or the reason why soap and detergent doesn’t dissolve all the way. Hard water reduces the life-span of your washing machine, dishwashers, and even your HVAC systems.
Why should you consider a water softening system in Orlando? It helps first to understand the difference between hard and soft water. Here are three basic questions – and answers – to consider:
What is hard water?
Water is hard because of too much calcium and magnesium from the ground. When there is more calcium and magnesium than sodium in your water, then your water can’t do the job of rinsing soap leaving your hair feeling dull, or dissolving laundry detergent all the way, leaving grains of soap in your clothes.
What’s the solution?
Installing a soft water appliance will replace the hard calcium and magnesium in your water with sodium by using a process called ion exchange. In a nutshell, this process utilizes positive and negative ions in the appliance to “wash out” the calcium and magnesium and replace those minerals with sodium, which softens the water.
Why soften my water?
Ever wonder why your dishes have dry spots on them after cleaning or why your tub is immediately left with a film on the sides after a bath? Why does the toilet bowl or sink become discolored with a rusty film soon after you clean? It’s your water’s fault. Those minerals in your hard water not only keep the soap from completely dissolving or rinsing, but also collect in your sink, toilet, tub, dishes and clothes. And on your skin. Soft water is healthier for not just the plumbing in your home, but also in your body. It’s safer to drink and leaves your skin and hair much more clean without a filmy, soapy buildup.
Why choose Pardo & Son?
At Pardo & Son we offer a top-of-the-line brand of water softeners and systems with competitive pricing, plus you also get our years of experience!