How Do Water Softeners Work?

download (3)Before discussing water softeners we should first understand what hard water is and how does it affect your household. Hard water I the primary cause of several problems, such as clogged up shower heads and drains, staining of bathroom tiles, soap scum on dishes, and stiff clothing from the laundry. Too much of dissolved calcium and magnesium and calcium causes water. Installing a home water softener system allows you to improve the condition of the water supply to your house. A few of the benefits of soft water is fewer calcium deposits and soap scum in your shower heads, drains, and faucets. It also conserves the amount of soap used for cleansing your hair and skin. Mineral deposit like limescale and hard water are the primary cause that leads to the failure of water heaters and washing machines. This also reduces the efficiency of the boiler and other heating systems.

Thankfully, one can install water softening devices without any chemicals or plumbing, which softens your water, improve the efficiency of your heating system, remove minerals, as well as save you money by preventing your heating appliances from breaking down sans any plumbing or chemicals.

These devices function by first coiling aerials around the cold water feed. Following this, a series of extremely low-frequency radio signals are electronically induced into the water, leading to the magnetization of the minerals and helps to break up the minerals, and even breaks up deposits of minerals such as limescale, which are already deposited in your appliances.

The ion exchange process removes water hardness with the help of potassium and sodium ions. Hard ions are removed from the hard water when it passes through beads made of resin. Following this potassium and sodium or potassium ions are released into the water. This leads to the exchange of ions that cause softness and hardness.

The slow rinse cycle procedure involves flowing water continuously through the educator, located at the tank’s top to its bottom while it passes through the resin. The hard elements and brine are removed from the resin in this procedure. The water finally flows into the lower collector and goes upwards to the riser via a valve going towards the drain.

The service cycle involves passing of water via a valve at the tank’s top, which then flows through the tank’s lower portion, which contains resin. When water passes through the resin, it collects elements, which cause hardness in water, through the ion exchange process. This softened water finally goes through passes through slots as well as a valve that pushes water through your water supply pipes that provide water to your household.