Tag Archives: Salt-Free Softener

The Truth About Chlorine & Salt Softeners

Why did you buy a water softener? Why did you buy a water softener? Chances are you’d either read about or experienced the negative effects of hard water. Scale buildup leaves residue on your water heater, appliances, and on your plumbing fixtures. Soaps and detergents become less effective. The high count of minerals in your…
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Salt-Based Water Softeners Slowly Killing Limited Water Supply

Salt-based water softeners are “old technology” water softeners that primarily remove “hard” minerals, like magnesium and calcium, from families’ drinking water. The process that removes these hard minerals is ion exchange, in which ions of the undesired minerals are swapped with those of sodium ions. The result is a “softer” water that allows detergents and…
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What Do You Know About Ion Exchange?

While not generally considered a serious health risk, hard water can be a real nuisance, thanks to mineral buildup and its frustrating interaction with soap and other cleaning products. To eliminate this common problem, many people use salt-based water softeners, which “soften” water through a process called ion exchange. Unfortunately, these systems come with some…
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California Water Crisis

A long-term drought continues to grip much of California, particularly the southern part of the state. The water shortage has become so severe that Governor Jerry Brown recently declared a statewide drought emergency. Brown also asked that all residents of the state cut their water use by 20% or more. How Bad Is It? in…
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