Hard water might not be a health hazard, but it can be a nuisance when it comes to the proper functioning of your water well system. Hard water refers to water that contains a high amount of dissolved magnesium and calcium.
This buildup of minerals can impact your plumbing fixtures, your well system, and how your soap and detergent work. JB Water Well offers the water softening Oklahoma City services you need to reduce the mineral buildup in your water.
JB Water Well’s professional water softening Oklahoma City services remove the calcium, magnesium, and other metal cations such as iron from your hard water. It’s these minerals in your water that can make it harder to clean clothes, dishes, and your body because the calcium ions in your water are bonding with the soap.
There are three components involved in water softening. These components include a control valve, mineral tank, and brine tank. Each component works together to remove the calcium, magnesium, and other minerals from your hard water using a process called ion exchange.
When your hard water enters into a mineral tank, it flows through spherical resin beads made from polystyrene that are charged with a sodium ion. Because the sodium ion has a negative charge and the calcium and magnesium in your water have a positive charge, they attract each other.
The beads grab onto the mineral ions in your water and remove them as the water passes through the mineral tank. As a result, hard water goes into the mineral tank and softened water flows back out into your home.
If you’re experiencing hard water in your home, JB Water Well has the water softening Oklahoma City services you need. For more information on how water softening works or to schedule an appointment, contact JB Water Well today.