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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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Salt-Based Water Softener Ban

Homeowners have long chosen salt-based water softeners to rid their homes of frustrating hard water. However, the water waste that those systems produce, not to mention the salty wastewater that harms the environment, has caused some localities in California to ban them completely. These restrictions started about five years ago and have increased in recent…
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