Water softener salt is an essential product in the use of water softeners, and this is especially true within the City of Kitchener, where unique water hardness challenges are an everyday reality. Read on to find out more about the importance of water softener salt, Kitchener. If you are concerned about the hardness of your water and would like to do something about it, contact the knowledgeable and helpful staff at WaterSmart today.
Just wanted to thank Scott and Paul for the good service yesterday when they installed my new water softener. They called ahead and said they would be arriving in 10 - 15 mins and worked diligently for the 1 1/2 hrs or so they were here. Took boots off at the door and were very careful with the cart as they moved up and down the stairs. Gave my wife and I instructions at the finish and were very professional. Everything cleaned up at the end. Good job and well done! - Bob Reith
Before looking at the importance of water softener salt in Kitchener, we must examine the hard water situation that is present here. Simply put, hard water is water that has large amounts of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The hardness of water is measured in milligrams per litre. Water is considered hard if it has between 121 and 180 mg/litre of these minerals or very hard if it has over 180 milligrams per litre. The following is a graph depicting the different classes of water hardness.
As the video below shows, 80 percent of Kitchener's water supply is groundwater, and the remaining 20 percent comes from the Grand River. The groundwater in Kitchener is hard, meaning that it has naturally occurring dissolved calcium and magnesium. In fact, Kitchener has some of the hardest water in all of Canada - the city ranges between 291 and 615 milligrams per litre. The water hardness average across Canada is only 180 milligrams per litre.
Damage to your dishwasher, washing machine, and hot water heater due to mineral build-up
Calcium build-up in your shower
Sink and toilet bowl stains
Damage to your plumbing pipes
Difficulties getting your dishes and laundry clean
Damage to your clothing causing it to wear out faster.
To help with all of the above and other various problems that can arise as a result of hard water, we recommend installing a water softener in your home, if there isn't one there already. And an essential element is water softener salt, Kitchener.
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Why You Need Water Softener Salt, Kitchener
A water softener uses a medium that serves to exchange "ions" of calcium and magnesium with sodium and potassium. This occurs in four steps:
To do the ion replacement, the water in the house runs through a resin bed of small plastic beads or zeolite. The beads are covered with sodium or potassium ions. As the water flows past the ions, they swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions. Eventually, the beads contain nothing but calcium and magnesium, and softening stops. It is then time to regenerate the beads or zeolite.
To regenerate, the beads need to regain their sodium or potassium ions by being flooded with a salty, brine solution that is rich in sodium or potassium.
Once completed, the calcium and magnesium, dirt and sediments are flushed from the beads and into the drain in a process called backwash.
The final phase rinses the mineral tank with fresh water and loads the brine tank so it's ready for the next cycle.
Automatic water softeners are usually programmed to recharge at specific times that will not disrupt the occupants. It is more water-efficient to have a metered model that will regenerate only when required.
The purchase of salt for regeneration will be the main operating cost. Salt is sold in large bags and can be obtained from one of our Watersmart locations. Additionally, WaterSmart's water softeners have been designed and custom programmed for the water of the city of Kitchener. We only operate in a small number of cities, so this allows us to focus on and be experts within the cities we operate. Here are our four models that have been designed specifically for the city of Kitchener.
At Watersmart we recommend that homeowners regularly check their water softener salt levels. Most water softeners should be checked at least monthly and more often if the tank regenerates frequently. Make sure that your water softener is the correct size for your property.
Since 1994, WaterSmart Systems has consistently offered its customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford and surrounding areas innovative, quality products and excellent service. We are a water softener and full plumbing service company that you can trust.
Along with our products that will serve all of your home water softening needs, we value our customers and getting them what they need and not pressuring them for sales. If you decide to purchase a water softener from us, we promise to give you the best service possible, just like we would with our own family. Our factory-trained professionals are all fully insured so you can be sure that they know how to install and set-up your new water softener so that it performs at the highest level possible. They will also take the time to show you how it works and answer any questions that you may have.
At WaterSmart we take our role in providing our customers with an adequate supply of clean drinking water seriously. If you have questions about your water quality or the type of water you need, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help improve the quality of your water. If you are concerned about your water supply or general plumbing, don't hesitate to contact us immediately.
Trust WaterSmart, we know good water, and we know how to make sure you get it.