Water Conditioning and Softening
Water Conditioning and Softening Services In Greater Omaha and Western Iowa
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 conditioners and softeners 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.
Water conditioners and softeners 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. Call us today at 402-620-6012 or use the Request Service form to schedule an appointment.