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Why do I need a water softener?
Arizona has some of the hardest water in the US. Hard water is water that has high mineral content (mainly calcium and magnesium ions) (in contrast with soft water). Hard water minerals primarily consist of calcium (Ca2+), and magnesium (Mg2+) metal cations and sometimes other dissolved compounds such as bicarbonates and sulfates. Calcium usually enters the water as either calcium carbonate (CaCO3), in the form of limeston and chalk, or calcium sulfate (CaSO4), in the form of other mineral deposits. The predominant source of magnesium is dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2). Hard water is generally not harmful to one’s health.
The simplest way to determine the hardness of water is the lather/froth test: soap or toothpaste, when agitated, lathers easily in soft water but not in hard water. A water softener will remove the hard minerals from your water and stop the build up in your pipes and the dungy build in showers, baths, and faucets. Glasses will no longer have the frosty look to them, clothes will stay brighter longer, and you will be able to use up to 50% less detergent for both the washing machine and dishwasher,
How to Select the Proper Softener:
The proper water softener for any business of home is going to be a full flow water softener. Most hardware stores carry water softeners, but often times the valve on the softener is not a full flow valve. This means as the water enters the valve the flow rate is reduced so you will have less pressure as the water comes out of the fixture. This may not be possible to notice at the faucet, but will be noticeable in the shower or bathtub as the water drizzles out.
Call Zippy Zebra today for a free quote. No loop No Problem. A Zippy Zebra professional can show you how a water softener can be installed on your current plumbing and not damage any of the irrigation lines.