Evolve EVRS water softener with W.E.T.
Why Do People Need Water Softeners in the Reno, Sparks, & Tahoe Area?
Water softening is used if you have ‘hard’ water. ‘Hard’ water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium and can damage your pipes, and appliances. Water softeners remove these excess minerals and help extend the life your pipes and appliances. Our water specialists can consult with you on the best water softener system for installation, and help to not just sell you water softener installation but sell you a water softener system that meets your needs. From Reno / Sparks to Carson City and many rural communities in Northern Nevada, water quality is increasingly important to people across Northern Nevada. For drinking water, we recommend that you install some type of water filtration system or water softener. Some well water in Nevada / California is contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic. Other well water systems suffer from man-made pollutants. And still other water just tastes bad and smells bad. Our whole house water filtration systems can improve the quality and taste of your water. Contact us today about water softener installation, sales, and/or service!
Hard Water Problems
Most homes in Northern California as well as nearby California towns like Truckee or South Lake Tahoe can have hard water to some extent, including those on municipal water supplies. Exactly how hard your water is will vary depending on where you live. Hard water is caused by groundwater dissolving and carrying away minerals, most often calcium & magnesium, from rock. Well water customers in Northern Nevada also often suffer from hard water, and can benefit from a water softener system installation for well water.
When hard water comes in contact with heating elements or hot surfaces, it forms “scale” that builds up and shortens the life of water-using appliances like your water heater. Hard water also leaves deposits on your plumbing fixtures, tubs, sinks, dishes, silverware and glassware that are virtually impossible to clean. With hard water, soaps and detergents aren’t rinsed completely away, leaving a soap residue in your tub and shower (bathtub ring), on your laundry and even on you. Water softeners remove the hardness minerals and some forms of iron.
Most water softeners use a process called ion exchange to soften water. Quite simply, within a water softener tank, calcium and magnesium (hardness) in water are exchanged with sodium or potassium (soft water ions). When the system can no longer make this exchange, it regenerates (cleans itself) so that it can once again exchange the hardness ions for soft ones. You may have heard about “salt-less softeners” and magnetic or electric descalers that are marketed today; however, none of these devices have proven as effective in actually removing hardness minerals as a standard water softener that uses ion exchange technology. Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, in many cases, iron. Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. In many cases, homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the constant and expensive harm it causes.
Many Nevada residents mistake the telltale signs of hard water and blame the problems on inadequate cleaners and detergents and poor performing appliances. Or they resign themselves to the fact that these problems are simply a way of life. Dry skin and hair, bathtub ring, spots on glass and silverware, dull, dingy clothing, disappointing performance and a shortened life expectancy of water-using appliances are all problems frequently caused by hard water. Most don’t realize how much time, money and energy is spent fighting the hard water battle. Contact us for water softener installation in Reno / Sparks as well as all of Northern Nevada and nearby California cities like Truckee or Verdi.