Water conditioning systems/water treatment
Are you getting the best water you can get?
When it comes to your water, you should expect clean dishes, bright, soft clothes and a spotless shower stall. If you have hard water, all of these may be hard to get.
Hard water contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that can make water taste bad, clog drains, leave buildup on dishes and shower stalls, and even keep appliances from working their best. Water softening systems or conditioners reduce these mineral levels, giving you clean, clear water.
A water conditioning and softening system can be installed under the sink for your kitchen needs, or used as a whole house system. They are five different types:
- Automatic: This is the most popular type of conditioner or softener. It can be equipped with either a time clock or a demand regeneration type head which counts the amount of water used and only regenerates when necessary to save water and salt. Time clocks are mostly used on filtering or conditioning units which need the beds created more often.
- Semi-automatic: You push a button when the softener needs recharging and the unit will control and complete the recharging or softening process.
- Manual: You open and close valves to control the frequency, rate, and time length of the recharging process.
- Demand initiated regeneration (DIR): All operations are initiated and performed automatically when softened water is needed. DIR systems generally have two softening tanks and a brine tank. While one tank is softening, the other tank is recharging.
- Off-site regeneration: Generally used in rental units, a pre-owned softening tank or filter tank is physically replaced with a recharged tank. This is mostly done with carbon filters. Spent carbon is then replaced with new at a central location.
Your Putman Plumbing professional can offer solutions to best meet your needs and treat your water.