Water Conditioning & Softening
Are you getting the highest level of quality out of your water?
When it comes to your water, you should expect spot-free dishes, brighter and softer clothes and a shower stall minus the water spots.
Water softening systems or conditioners reduce the dissolved minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and to some degree manganese and ferrous iron ion concentration in hard water. Hard water is characterized by a high mineral content and a recharging cycle is required to minimize the minerals. Build up of these minerals will affect the taste of your water, contribute to drain clogs and have adverse efficiency of water heaters.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® provides a whole house water treatment approach with our Puronics water treatment systems that will improve the water you need, everyday. Our water treatment system will treat your home’s water problems including; removing sediment particles as small as 5 microns, improve taste and odors through a special activated carbon filter, neutralizes acidity by elevating the pH levels and reduces iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfides that contribute to staining of fabrics, dishes and fixtures.
A water conditioning and softening system will save you money on soaps and detergents while eliminating the scale buildup that can potentially harm your water-using appliances.
Water conditioning/softeners can be installed under the sink for direct use for your kitchen needs or used as a whole house system to meet all of your water conditioning needs. They are classified in five different categories:
- Manual: There are several types of manual softeners. You open and close valves to control the frequency, rate and time length of the recharging or softening process.
- Semi-automatic: You initiate only the recharging cycle. A button is pushed when the softener needs recharging and the unit will control and complete the recharging or softening process.
- Automatic: An automatic softener usually is equipped with a timer that initiates the recharging or softening cycle and every step in the process. You need only to set the timer and add salt when necessary. It is the most popular type of softener used.
- Demand initiated regeneration (DIR): All operations are initiated and performed automatically in response to the demand for softened water. DIR systems generally have two softening tanks and a brine tank. While one tank is softening, the other tank is recharging.
- Off-site regeneration: Generally used in rental units, a pre-owned softening tank is physically replaced with a recharged tank. Spent softening tanks are then recharged at a central location.
Your Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® professional can offer complete system solutions, as well as, additional processes to best meet your needs and treat your water.