Soft Water, also referred to as softened water, is defined as water that has a low concentration of ions, particularly concerning calcium and magnesium ions. There are natural occurrences of soft water around the world, specifically in areas where rainfall and the drainage basins of rivers consist of solid, impermeable rocks that have a low amount of calcium. With such a low amount the calcium ions, you’ll find that soft water does not leave any trace of calcium deposits in water heating systems, leave any soap scum in showers or bathtubs, or limescale formations in pipes. Soft water also does not inhibit any action of soap on the body, and the purity means you do not have to worry about any adverse effects to your health.
Soft Water in the Home or Office
Soft water can also be created through a process referred to as water softening. This can be achieved via several different methods, the most common of which are ion-exchange polymers and reverse osmosis systems. At Owens Soft Water, we offer a wide variety of water treatment systems for the home and office that will leave you with only the purest, soft water. Here are some options we offer if you’re looking for premium soft water:
Why Consider Water Softeners
In Michigan, your water is subject to many factors that can make it taste weird or look bad. These factors should be taken into account when considering whether or not to use water softeners. Water treatment should be on the forefront of your mind as you use the water in your home more often then you may realize. Most families spend a great deal of the day with water running in the house. Whether it’s for bathing, drinking or washing, you need your water to be clean and pure. Some chemicals are added to clean the water and make it safe to travel through city pipes to your house, but you don’t necessarily want to drink those chemicals after the water has gone through those pipes.
It is always wise to have your water tested every two years by a certified testing laboratory. Hard water that is full of contaminants can lead to health issues in some cases, so testing to see if you need a water softener is always recommended. The WQA strongly recommends water testing after a period of disuse and before a specific water treatment product be selected. The water treatment experts at Owens are WQA certified and prepared to test and diagnose any water treatment issues. Studies have shown that with the reported levels of lead, arsenic, nitrates, nitrites, methane and bacteria, there can be a much lesser risk for contamination when you have installed proper water filtration.
As an authorized dealer of Kinetico products, Owens Soft Water can offer you the best in water treatment systems. Contact us for a free water analysis, a quick quote, or even request services for repair on your current water softener.