Water softeners & water quality
Plumbline Services recommends and Installs whole house water filters and drinking water systems to eliminate elements like iron and chlorine, and suspended solids that make your water look dirty.
Water softeners work great if you’re sensitive to hard water or you have dry hair or skin. Untreated or Hard water can and will clog pipes in your home. It will also makes it hard for detergent and soap to dissolve in the water in your home.
Whole house water filters will remove the ions that cause hard water by removing magnesium and calcium ions in your water. The best way to soften water is to connect a water softener directly to the water supply of your home before it enters your home.
Whole house water filters will remove particulates (the tiny particles suspended in water) like sand and improve your homes drinking water if you live in an area of Denver where this is a known problem. We’ll also install a water softener in one visit to your home that will give you years of worry free service.
Plumbine Services also services and repairs other brands of water softeners so give us a call before you purchase a new water softener and we’ll have one of our experts inspect your existing equipment first.
Water Softeners FAQS
Question: Why does soft water feel slippery? Water softeners exchange calcium and magnesium for sodium ions and your homes water won’t allow the sticky scum on your skin. The curd or scum forms when calcium and magnesium mix with soap and form a film on your skin. This is the cloudy stuff you get on your glass shower. The good news is you won’t get any of this with softened water.
Question: Are water softeners bad for my septic system? There is no definitive proof that water softeners are bad for septic systems, and the Water Quality Association is still investigating if the chlorides from water softeners are bad for septic systems. We’ve installed quite a few water softeners with no negative effects to the septic systems.
Question: Does softened water taste salty? No. The chloride of the sodium chloride used in water softeners goes down the drain attached to calcium and magnesium ions exchanged for the sodium in the water.
Question: Does hard water contaminate the environment? Calcium and magnesium, which are found in hard water, are naturally occurring impurities in water and are present in all bodies of water just differing with geography.
Question: Will soft water stop water spots on dishes and glass? You’ll get far less spots on glasses and other surfaces. There are no calcium and magnesium ions to rinse off of your dishes and shower stalls like when you have hard water. Hard water leaves a lime scale that you won’t get with softened water. The best part of using a water softener is you won’t have to use abrasive cleaners that are hard on all surfaces.
Question: Is soft water bad for my health? No. There have been extensive studies done on soft water and there is no scientific evidence to suggest that soft water is a health risk to humans or pets.
Question: Can water be softened without salt or potassium? Water softening is the only proven method for softening water. There are other systems that change the physical nature of water for a short period of time but they don’t remove the minerals that cause water to be hard in the first place. Ion exchange (water softening) is the only proven method for softening water.
Hard vs. Soft Water: Soft water uses less soap and cleaning products, reduces soap scum, reduces spots on dishes and glasses, removes the scale that clogs plumbing and water heaters, increases the life of appliances, dishwashers, and water heaters, softens skin, opens pores and cleans hair better, reduces diaper rash, and improves the taste of boiled foods and vegetables. These sound like some very good reasons to get a water softener in your home.
Check with your Doctor if you have heart or circulatory problems, or you’re on a low sodium diet.
Plumbline also installs drinking water systems, you can’t take the quality of your drinking water for granted any longer, and a drinking water system can protect your family from contaminates that are more and more prevalent in our water now. Well water is affected by many different contaminating factors, and municipal water has been found to contain bacteria and viruses along with many other contaminants.
If your water tastes funny, has an odor or appears cloudy, this can be a sign of impurities in your water. For a free water analysis, contact Plumbline Services in Denver.
Our drinking water systems are certified to remove more contaminants than any other system. It is customizable to your home’s specific filtration needs, and are expandable as your water filtration needs change over time.
We hope this information helps; if you have more questions call us anytime at 303.436.2525 and we’ll be glad to answer all your questions.