‘Hard’ water can be defined as water that contains high amounts of calcium and magnesium. These elements can be damaging to yourself and to your property. Hard water can create stains on sinks and tubs, and can damage your hair and dry your skin, making your skin rough and itchy. Furthermore, the accumulation of calcium and magnesium can clog your pipes, resulting in issues with your pluming later. Therefore, it becomes important to install a water softener to remove these elements from the water. A water softener is a machine that removes the excess amounts of calcium and magnesium, making the water easier and safer to use.

Certain types of water softeners also remove the excess amount of iron in the water. A water softener is connected to the water supply, to ensure that the water you receive is ‘softened’, and the harmful elements are removed. Most water softeners tend to require a certain amount of salt to function properly. However, the excess calcium and magnesium then builds up within the water softener, which means that the machine will require regular maintenance to function efficiently.
There are multiple kinds of water softeners. If you live in a large household with a lot of people so you consume a lot of water, a larger water softener must be used. There are three different types of water softeners. The automatic softener simply requires regular maintenance. The semi-automatic and manual water softeners will require a more active role on your part to remove calcium and magnesium from the home’s water supply.  Water softeners also help increase the lifespan of the plumbing system, by making the water easier to flow through. Because the calcium and magnesium does not build in the pipes, the pipes do not get clogged, and require less maintenance to function efficiently. Furthermore, soft water is not as harsh on the skin, and using soft water while washing clothes is preferable because the clothes retain their quality and texture. Washing your clothes with hard water can negatively affect the quality of clothes, making it important to ensure that the washing machine has a supply of soft water at all times, so your clothes do not get ruined in the process. However, most people tend to prefer the taste of hard water, so they prefer to have at least one tap with a supply of hard water, for cooking and drinking purposes.

Air Tree Canada is a company that specializes in providing high quality filtration systems for your home – for the air you breathe and the water you consume. With multiple offices located in Canada, you can be sure that the products being sold are extremely high in quality, which means that they have a longer lifespan than most water softeners. Furthermore, you will be able to contact those at the company so that a team will be sent to install the water softener onto your property, and will then be able to provide expert guidance on how to maintain the water softener to ensure that it lasts for as long as possible.