July 5, 2013
Hard Water or Soft Water, It Really is Your Choice!
What are the symptoms of hard water anyway? Some of us Michiganders think the water isn’t really hard until we can drill a hole in it and start fishing. On a serious note; with the geological make-up of many parts of Michigan, hard water is the norm not the exception.
If you’re not sure about the quality of your water, have it tested. We’ll be glad to help you with the testing.
So we have hard water in Michigan. Sometimes our “city water” is still hard or contains contaminates we don’t want to consume. How do we soften our water?
The basic answer is, we replace (known as ion exchange) the harmful minerals, calcium, magnesium, iron, etc. with a safer mineral. Usually this is sodium (softener salt) but sometimes potassium chloride (a bit more expensive) is better. This is where a good water softener comes in. And good (we feel Dura-Cube is the best) softener salt is important. If your iron content (turns your clothing red and is HARD on the plumbing and fixtures) is too high to be controlled by Dura-Cube Red, you may need an iron filter.
Of course the ultimate water softening and water purification system is the reverse osmosis system. Watch for a future BLOG dedicated to reverse osmosis.
Years ago one of the top engine oil companies ran a catchy marketing program. Their theme line was “you can pay me now (buy good motor oil) or you can pay me later (replace your motor). Well you can pay me now (a great water treatment system and great softener salt) or you can pay later (damage to clothing, plumbing fixtures, water softeners, and your health).
Hard water or soft water…the choice is really yours.
Cribley Well Drilling and Champion Water Treatment, two great names one great company.
Call 800 697-6485 whenever you need us.