The Comprehensive Guide to Water Softening

We’ve created this guide to answer any questions you might have about water softening & water softeners.

What is Water Softening?

Water Softening removes hardness minerals such as calcium and magnesium from water using the process of ion exchange. The benefits of soft water include eliminating future scale buildup, healthier skin & hair, well-performing appliances, and long-lasting water heaters.

Check out the resources below to learn more about water softeners and soft water!

Benefits of Soft Water

Chances are, hard water is affecting your life in ways you didn’t even know! Soft water brings numerous benefits to your home and lifestyle. Check out the resources below to learn more about the effects of hard water and the benefits of soft water.

Water Softening Process

The process of water softeners is simple and effective. Want to learn about more precise details of the operation of a water softener? The resources below are for you.

What to Know About Water Softeners

From how to buy a water softener, what to look for, and other helpful information on water softeners, the resources below are for you!

  • The Homeowner's Guide to Water Softeners - coming soon

Myths of Soft Water & Water Softeners

Have you ever heard information regarding soft water or water softeners and wondered if it was true? Let’s look deeper into these common myths.

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Benefits of Soft Water

Soft Water

Rainwater is naturally soft. Thus, one with rainwater harvesting gets to experience the MANY benefits of soft water. From protecting plumbing and appliances, to clear surfaces and dishes, to healthy and soft skin and hair.

Long Lasting Hair Color

Municipal, chlorine-filled water fades hair color much quicker than fresh, chlorine water. Keep the hair color you want, longer.

Soft and Silky Hair

Hard water coats your hair with calcium and magnesium, this causes it to get dry and tangly. Your hair will never feel better than it does when using soft water.

Moisturizes and Softens Skin

Hard water contains calcium and magnesium which builds up on everything... including your skin and pores. Soft water let's your skin breathe naturally and retain healthy oils.

Protection: Hot Water (Tank & Tankless)

Hot water tanks may be the appliance most affected by hard water. Softeners allow the water to flow through the system with no buildup. (See Batelle Report)

Clear Surfaces

Bathrooms, showers, floors, and mirrors. Hard water builds up on glass and tile removing that NEW clear finish. It's all about the water.