Should I Use a Water Softener for my Well?December 17, 2019
Groundwater is an energy-efficient, renewable resource that provides water to many homes using a municipal water system – or a well. The further you live in the country, the more likely the water in your home is provided through a deep-drilled well. Although well water is untreated, it is naturally filtered and purified through the Earth’s layers of rock and soil. Knowing well and groundwater is clean and harmless, many homeowners wonder whether or not they should purchase a well water softener.
At Kinetico San Antonio, we think the answer is yes. Groundwater from a well is considered hard water. This means it contains natural minerals not found in treated water, such as calcium and magnesium. Although these minerals are perfectly safe to ingest and pose no health risks, they can cause damage to your home’s appliances that shorten their lifespan. Using hard water in your home can leave limestone buildup in your pipes that can clog them and lead to water leakage. Leaving amounts of calcium and magnesium in your water can also leave stains in your sinks, toilets, bathtubs and on your dishes and glassware.
A well water softener will remove these minerals, protect and prolong the life of your appliances more efficiently than a general water filter. Many water softeners soften the hard water by replacing the minerals with sodium. Although some people are hesitant to implement water softeners because of the increased amount of salt, we are proud to offer an alternative here at Kinetico San Antonio. Our salt-free water softeners offer the benefits of soft water without the worry of increased sodium intake.
Don’t hesitate to protect your home’s appliances and utensils from the negative effects of hard groundwater. If you are in need of a Boerne water softener company, contact us at Kinetico San Antonio today!