Water Conditioners and Softeners
Water Conditioning and Softening Services In Springfield, MO
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 without water spots. Water conditioners and softeners reduce dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Materials like these are the primary culprits in hard water. Hard water has a high mineral content and needs a recharging cycle to minimize the minerals. Hard water can affect the taste of your water, contribute to drain clogs and lower water heater efficiency.
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: These units only require you to start the recharging cycle. Push the button when the softener needs recharging and the unit will control and complete the recharging or softening process.
Automatic: Automatic softener usually have 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. Its hand-off approach makes it one of the most popular types of softeners.
Demand initiated regeneration (DIR): All operations work 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 417-823-8400 or use the Request Service form to schedule an appointment.