To soften water means to remove the calcium and magnesium that create calcium carbonate scale. The scale will show on appliances, boilers, and fixtures as a white buildup. Aside from reducing the white scale buildup, another interesting thing happens to water when you soften it. Soft water behaves differently and will bead up and roll off of surfaces before it has a chance to dry up. Therefore, even though soft water isn’t technically spot-free, customers will get less spotting when washing things in a manufacturing process or using a dishwasher.
Soap and detergents also perform extremely well in soft water so restaurants and laundry facilities can reduce their detergent use by 50% and their rinse aid chemicals by up to 100%. Also, with laundry cold water that has been softened cleans as well as hot water that is hard. So laundry facilities can greatly reduce reduce the amount of hot water they use and in turn reduce the cost to heat that water.
Applications range from small systems that protect dishwashers and laundry units like these installs:
All the way up to large systems that protect water heaters and boilers for entire facilities like these installs:
Pure Water Systems of NV offers free water testing and estimates. If you think your facility might benefit from better water or your water quality is affecting your manufacturing process, call us at 775-324-2001 today and request a free estimate!