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Should You Purchase a Water Softener and Filter System Together? 

Water Softeners And Water Filters

Many homeowners turn to a water softener to correct problems caused by hard water, which is water containing a high mineral content, primarily composed of calcium and magnesium ions. The source of these minerals is typically the underlying rock and soil in the area. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves small amounts of minerals and carries them into the groundwater supply.  

Hard water generally isn't harmful to human health when consumed, but it can create several inconveniences and potential problems, such as scale build-up in plumbing or appliances, reduced soap lathering and cleaning capability, soap scum, dry skin and hair, faded laundry, and increased home maintenance costs. Properly working water softeners remove these minerals through a process called ion exchange.  

A water softener's ion-exchange process reliably removes these minerals, thus creating softer water for your home, but it will not remove all impurities. For this reason, it's beneficial to purchase a water softener and a drinking water filtration system together.  

A water filter is designed to remove specific contaminants from water, such as particles and sediment, like sand, rust, or silt. Some filtration systems, such as RO water filters, also can remove various chemicals, pathogens, and heavy metals. These features improve your water's quality for consumption and use. Used simultaneously, a water softener and filtration system address both water hardness and water purity.  

While hard water, characterized by its high mineral content, poses no direct health risks, it brings a number of domestic challenges ranging from plumbing issues to reduced soap efficiency. Water softeners efficiently tackle the hardness problem by removing predominant minerals like calcium and magnesium, but they don't purify the water of other impurities. Combining both systems provides a comprehensive approach to water treatment, ensuring your water is consistently of the highest quality for drinking, household use, and appliance longevity.

Get a quote today for your water softener and filter, or arrange a site visit at your home or business.