Signs of High Mineral & Salt Content in Your Home Water
In most cases, the presence of hard water is not difficult to detect. Look for the following signs around your home. If you see any of these, you have hard water.
- White deposits in sinks and tubs
- Spots and streaks on glasses
- Red, rough hands with a burning sensation
- Freshly laundered clothes feel rough
- Faucets and fixtures that are corroded
What is Hard Water?
Pure water contains nothing more than two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Unfortunately for us, water is seldom pure. In fact, the majority of all the water in the United States is water that is considered hard.
Hard water is water that has become contaminated with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, manganese, iron, lead, and limestone. Water is considered to be a universal solvent. Given enough time, water dissolves everything it comes into contact with.
When water falls as rain, it seeps into the ground and heads straight for the water table. On it’s way down, it comes into contact with anything that might be in the soil. The water dissolves pockets of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, manganese, iron, lead, limestone and whatever it comes into contact with. The water is no longer pure H2O and it transports some of these contaminants with it down to the water table.
Effects of Hard Water & Why You May Need a Water Softener
Hard water leaves behind mineral deposits on virtually everything. Up to 70% more soaps and detergents are needed to get things clean. After shampooing your hair, the mineral deposits left behind leave your hair feeling rough. You may find that the minerals in the water cause your hands to turn red and rough. The minerals are left behind in your freshly laundered clothes making them feel rough. Pipes will become clogged over time as mineral deposits build up. As pipes become clogged water pressure will be reduced. Mineral deposits will build up in your water heater reducing heating efficiency and shorten its life. Residents of the home may have stomach problems that will not clear up.
Benefits of our Conditioning Filter & Water Softener Systems
All minerals in the water will be eliminated. Your water will no longer contain all the calcium, magnesium and manganese.
- Hair, skin, and stomach problems will clear up
- Fully automatic operation
- Adjustable cleaning cycle
- Durable and dependable
- Low maintenance
How do Conditioning Filters and Water Softeners work?
Our Water Softener and Conditioning Filter contains a specially designed media. The hard water enters the top of the unit and flows through the media bed. The media attracts and binds to the minerals. Only clean, clear water is passed from the filter to your home.
About every 4 days, the filter removes the accumulated minerals that have been trapped inside. This is done by an automatic, self-cleaning cycle called backwashing. The backwash cycle draws a cleaning agent into the filter. The cleaning agent causes the media to release the minerals which are then flushed out of the filter. The filter then thoroughly rinses the media bed, removing any remaining minerals and the cleaning agent. Once the backwash cycle has ended, the filter returns itself to normal operation.
The cleaning agent must be checked and replenished periodically (typically every 3-6 months) to maintain proper and efficient operation.
A simple water test, that only takes a few minutes, can confirm whether or not you have hard water. Metro Water Filter International offers a free test of your water without obligation. Please give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment to test your water on site.
Metro Water Filter Water Softener Specifications – Best Softener
- REMOVES HARDNESS MINERALS AS WELL AS IRON AND MANGANESE FOR ALL YOUR HOME’S WATER
- A PROFESSIONAL GRADE METERED SYSTEM IS OUR STANDARD TO PROPERLY FULFILL OUR MISSION IN PROVIDING THE BEST FOR OUR CLIENTS
- SIZED APPROPRIATELY FOR YOUR HOME TO SOFTEN ALL THE WATER YOU USE!
- 1 YEAR METRO WATER FILTER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
- INSTALLED BY A MASTER PLUMBER & SERVICED BY A SERVICE DEPARTMENT WITH 25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE
Twin Upgrade: We offer a twin tank upgrade that gives you double the softening capacity and has No Downtime for backwashing whatsoever. We choose to stay with professional grade equipment to fulfill our mission to provide the best products and service to our clients. We feel this provides a value that our clients want and deserve. Digital metered system tracks the water being used and then regenerates as needed which keeps salt use efficient. Water softeners work through a process called ion exchange which eliminates calcium and magnesium from the water. We at Metro Water Filter are always happy to discuss how water softeners work and why this process may be needed for all your home’s water. Comes with Clack’s 5-year parts & electronics warranty. Also includes a Clack Woven Fiberglass Tank with Clack’s 10-year warranty on it.
Remove minerals From Your Water with the Best Water Softeners in Georgia
Change the hardness of your water with Metro Water Filter water softener systems. Our Water softeners have unique features that our customers love. We offer compact tank and water softener options with fast restoration for all residential houses. Contact us today to get rid of the hardness in your water and enjoy soft water for your entire home. Our water softeners diminish hard water and filter chlorine for superior taste and odor. Call us for a free estimate and get started on your road to no salt, ions, and other minerals in your drinking water. Our water softener options are designed to handle any water hardness and feature filters that catch iron and other minerals found in hard water. Most residents experience harness in their water supply and sometimes are not even aware that this is the source or many health problems like skin health, hair health, and kidney health. Our water softeners can eliminate this common challenge. Hard water produces scale in the pipelines and can harm the central heating component of washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, air conditioning units, and other household appliances that use water.
Here are some of the main benefits of implementing a water filter in your home:
- Gives you softer and healthier skin and hair
- Gives you cleaner and softer laundry
- Reduces water spots on dishes and glassware
- Reduces the amount of soap your need to use for cleaning
- Reduces health problems related to your kidneys, stomach, intestines, and bladder
Traditional water softeners are salt based systems with a storage tank that needs to be refilled with salt regularly. Metro Water Filter offers all of the water softener services you need to maintain your clean and soft water. We also offer salt-free water conditioner options that treat the minerals in your water to prevent scale instead of removing the minerals entirely. Our expert team will help you determine which option is best for your based on your daily water usage and how hard your water is.