If you have scale buildup on your faucets, sinks, or pipes, or if you notice that your soap and detergent don’t lather, then you may be dealing with hard water. Hard water typically has high levels of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, leading to buildup on your fixtures, appliances, skin, and hair. Mineral buildup can wreak havoc on plumbing and make it difficult to keep your home clean.
Meetze Plumbing is the authorized dealer of leading Kinetico water treatment technology in Columbia and the Midlands of South Carolina.
What is a Water Softener?
Not to be confused with a water filtration system, a whole-house water softener removes minerals such as calcium and magnesium ions from “hard water” that can damage plumbing appliances, clog pipes, and make it difficult for detergents to dissolve properly.
Hard water causes unsightly problems like scale buildup on faucets, sinks, and pipes. When it builds up inside your home’s pipes, it can reduce your water heater’s efficiency, which means higher energy costs.
Meetze Plumbing installs Kinetico® water softening solutions that, along with keeping your utility costs in check, offer a wealth of benefits:
- Cleaner, shinier silver and glassware
- Mirrors, tiles, cars, and other plumbing fixtures are free of hard water spots
- Softer skin
- Clean, smooth hair
- Richer soap and shampoo lather, so you need to use less product
- Softer and longer-lived clothes because hard minerals are no longer trapped in the material; and whites stay whiter without the dingy gray caused by hard water
- Longer life span for appliances like ice makers, coffee machines, water heaters, dishwashers, and washing machines
Meetze Plumbing’s water softening solutions protect your family and home from hard water. Water softening works through a process called “ion exchange.” When hard water enters the softening system’s resin bed, an ion exchange occurs to “soften” the water. Once the resin bed is filled with hardness ions, a salt-based cleaning or “regeneration” is used to clean the resin beds. The Kinetico Saltless Scale Reducing System prevents scale buildup in fixtures, pipes, and appliances that use hot water, but doesn’t use the salt-based ion-exchange process to soften the water.
If you’re thinking about adding a water softener to your home but still have questions, we’re here to help!
To learn more about water softening options for your home in Columbia or the Midlands, contact the experts at Meetze Plumbing online today or give us a call at 803-732-3747.
Why Should You Get a Water Softener If You Live in Columbia, SC
Hard water is one of the most common water quality concerns for consumers in the United States. Mineral buildup on faucets, in sinks, and in tubs can shorten the life span of your appliances and contribute to higher energy bills. While hard water can harm your home in a number of ways, Meetze Plumbing offers innovative water softening solutions to rid your home of hard water problems and ensure optimal performance of your appliances, while saving you money.
How Do You Know If You Have Hard Water?
There are several telltale signs that your home’s water has high levels of mineral buildup, including the following:
- Spots on dishes, glassware, and utensils after washing
- Visible mineral buildup on faucets, sinks, and tubs
- Higher electric and gas bills due to mineral buildup on water heating coils
- Shortened life span for water appliances due to buildup on internal mechanisms
- Stiff clothing after washing from leftover mineral and soap residue
- Brittle hair from leftover mineral and soap residue
Save Money with a Water Softener System
If you are looking to improve the water quality in your Columbia- or Midlands-area home, contact one of our water treatment specialists today! Whether you need whole-house water softeners or water filtration services, our highly skilled technicians can provide you with quality testing and installation solutions.
Water softening treatment has been proven to save you money by reducing your soap, detergent, and home cleaner usage by up to 25%, while also having the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.
Our team of fully licensed and insured technicians has the experience needed to answer all of your questions about improving your home’s water quality and to make sure that you find a solution that works for your home and your family.