Hard water – water with a high mineral content, such as calcium or magnesium
– is a nuisance. It’s not a health risk for your family, but it causes stains on porcelain, mineral buildup around faucets and in pipes, makes it more difficult with soap, detergents and causes other problems. This can reduce the lifespan of your appliances, clothing and dishes. Water softeners change the mineral content in your household water, and SODECO can help you choose the right one for your needs.
Water has a basic chemical structure—hydrogen and oxygen. But it also contains dissolved minerals that give it a different taste as well as cause soap scum, stains, scale and make it difficult to lather with soaps and detergents.
Hard water contains ions such as calcium and magnesium. A water softener utilizes materials, such as potassium, to exchange ions with the water, removing calcium ions and exchanging them for potassium. This softens the water with resulting benefits.
Due to the hard water that most of New Mexico has, pipes become clogged with
mineral deposits. Faucets develop the calcium buildup that leaves a white crust on the metal. Washing machines, dishwashers and other appliances don’t last as long because of the mineral deposits in them. A water softener reduces the mineral buildup and saves you money in the long run.
SODECO will test your water, examine your plumbing and give you a quote to let you decide what’s best for your family. We don’t believe in pushing sales or in giving customers anything but the best service available. With regular maintenance and repair, a water softener can last for many years. We’ll even teach you safe DIY maintenance so you’re not reliant on outside help for minor changes.
We welcome questions! Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you decide on what water treatment is best for your family.