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What is Soft Water?

Are you curious about Orbit’s water treatment and purification systems? Maybe you’re wondering what’s so special about these softener systems, or why you would need one in the first place. Soft water, hard water, what’s the difference? Water is just water, you may be thinking. With a treatment system from Orbit, however, you’ll notice the difference. And we’re here to tell you about it!

Soft vs Hard Water

Have you ever heard anyone use the term ‘soft water?’ It may sound strange. Soft isn’t usually a word that someone would use to describe water. Wet, sure! But soft? Soft and hard describe the chemicals and minerals that are present in the water. ‘Hard’ water is water that contains unusually high levels of calcium or magnesium. This can cause build-up in pipes and appliances, leading to damage or clogs. This also makes it difficult for soaps and detergents to dissolve and lather in the water, causing you to use more than you really need. Softened water, however, has healthier levels of ions and minerals. Water Softener systems replace the calcium and magnesium with other ions, like sodium or potassium, giving you smoother and healthier water.

Benefits of Softened Water

With soft water, you will notice that your drinking water is more refreshing and clear. Food and beverages prepared with soft water taste better than those made with hard water. Your appliances will last longer now that they don’t have to fight against the calcium buildup, and your dishes will appear cleaner with no water spots. Plus, soft water is better for your hair and skin! Hard water tends to make hair and skin feel dry, stiff, or brittle. As an added bonus, you’ll save money on soap and detergents! You will be able to create a lather much more easily and use the amount of soap you actually need instead of wasting extra cleaning products.

Free Water Quality Test

Now that you know the benefits of a water softener, have your water tested by one of our Water Specialists! The test is free, and you can learn exactly what is in the water you’re drinking. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have! Give us a call and schedule your water quality test today!

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