Water Softener Installation in Frederick County
Mount Airy Plumbers Serving the Frederick, Glenwood & Columbia Areas
Have you ever noticed that, upon getting out of your shower, your hair feels frizzy and dull or your skin feels flaky? That’s probably because you have hard water. While it’s not necessarily harmful to your health, hard water can be quite an inconvenience. It makes your hair and skin dry, your clothes feel itchy and scratchy and can even cause your drinking water to have a metallic taste. The good news is that all this can be solved with the help of water softeners.
What Causes Hard Water?
Hard water is a water supply that has a high amount of minerals in it. Those minerals can include calcium, magnesium carbonate, and manganese — all of which can damage your plumbing and your water heater unit.
In order to avoid harming these systems, you should have a water softening system installed in your home to rid your water supply of the minerals that cause damage. Plus, having soft water means you’ll also have softer skin, hair, and clothing as well as better tasting drinking water.
How Long Do Water Softeners Last?
A water softener that is well-maintained can last 15 years or more. However, the hardness of water may reduce the lifespan of even the best maintained units. Most water softeners have a lifespan around 10-15 years.
Types of Water Softeners in Mount Airy & Frederick County
- Salt-based ion exchange softener: This method works by replacing the hard mineral ions with sodium ions that are less harmful to your plumbing.
- Salt-free water softener: This method replaces hard mineral ions with potassium chloride instead of sodium and is often an ideal solution for those worried about their salt intake.
- Dual-tank water softener: Dual-tanks allow water to be treated constantly without having to pause the process to recharge a tank system like other systems have to.
- Magnetic water softener: This system uses a plug-in device that changes the electromagnetic properties of calcium-carbonate hard water minerals so pipes repel them.
The Mount Airy plumbers at Reed and Son Services have the experience and expertise needed to properly fit your home with a water softening system. Once it’s installed, we can then help you with any maintenance and repairs your system may need. Find more information on our water treatment system offerings here.
If you’re in need of a water softener in Frederick County, Maryland, call Reed and Son Services at 240-442-1408.