Water Softeners

They are design to remove calcuim, magnesium, and certain other metals in hard water. The resulting softwater requires less soap for the same cleaning effort, as soap is not wasted bonding with calcium ions. Soft water extends the lifetime of plumbing by reducing or eliminating scal build-up in pipes, fittings and everyday use fixtures. Water softening is usually achieved using limesofting or ion-exchange resins but is incresingly being accomplished using nanofiltration or reverse osmosis.

How a Water Softener Works

Water is passed through the tank to deplete its sodium ion supply, the water softener will run a regeneration cycle, circulating a saltwater brine solution through the beads to replenish the sodium ions and rinse the accumulated calcium and magnesium out through a wastewater drain. Thats why water softeners salt needs to be added to the device on a regular basis.

Reverse Osmosis Systems

Reverse osmosis systems are designed to to filter out contaminants that are of greatest concern in tap water, such as heavy metals like lead or chlorine, which affects the taste of drinking water thats why you most often see RO systems mounted underneath kitchen sinks rather than in orther locations where water is utilized, such as a bathroom sink or shower.

RO Installation Requirments

The (3) Plumbing requirementsmost reverse osmosis systems have minimal plumbing requirments needed to connect. (1) RO systems need a cold water supply; most kits include saddle vavles for this. (2) Also need to connect the drain line, to expel water.(3) And finally, a countertop-mounted faucet needs to be installed to dispense the filter water.

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