you noticed that your clothing feels as though the soap hasn't been
washed out? Perhaps the soap is not washing off your hands as easily
or your drains are becoming plugged? There are a number of signs
that you might have a condition known as hard water. Hard water
is when minerals like calcium and magnesium begin to build up in
the water causing problems. These minerals will affect the water's
ability to clean. Soft water is preferable because it is going to
have low concentrations of minerals as well as wash your items better.
Soft water can return the softness to your clothing.
Understanding what soft and hard water is is important. It helps
you learn why you might need a domestic water softener. A domestic
water softener is for personal home use. You have business water
softeners that are larger and more industrial, but for your home
you do not need a system as expensive as the business water softeners.
water softener is going to remove the hard minerals from the water,
making it soft again. The minerals are attracted either by a resin
or magnetic field. The water is then cleaned during the regeneration
process. In most water softeners a brine or salt is used to help
reduce the amount of minerals in the water.
There are two ways you can install domestic water
softeners. You can attach the product to your hot water heater.
In this way all water coming into the house used for washing, baths,
etc., will be cleansed before you use it. The other option is using
a water softener on the kitchen sink. This will leave the water
in your sink to be softened, but nowhere else. Your kitchen sink
is better for use as a drain. Much of the water that comes in the
house will drain through the same drain your kitchen sink uses.
This allows any overflow to get out of the house.
water softeners can be electric. In this case you would have to
use electricity to operate the system. There is a timer that controls
when the water softener works. It will only regenerate when you
use power. The magnetic method uses a magnetic field instead. They
are still going to use electricity to power the magnetic field.
Usually the water softeners that are non electronic will be partially
electric, with a reset needed each eight hours for it to work.
soft water is not recommended, so you do want your drinking water
to be separate from the domestic water softener. You will want to
have a drinking water tap on your sink or fridge to avoid drinking
the softened water. The chemical process it goes through makes it
great for cleaning, but not too healthy for you to drink.
need to know that domestic water softeners can affect your water
pressure. It will reduce your pressure by a small degree, so you
may not even notice the change that occurs.