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Do You Have Hard Water? Condition Your Water Without Salt

Posted by Bonnie Bornstein Fertel on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

Hard Water? Condition Your Water Without Harsh ChemicalsThe hardness of your domestic water can cause multiple problems.

Do you have water issues?

  • Scale build-up?
  • Water spots on ceramic, plastic, glass, and metal surfaces?
  • Scaly crust or stains in toilets or under faucets?

It's a known fact that too much salt is unhealthy. That being said, if you've got a traditional water softener installed on the domestic piping of your home, chances are you're consuming some of that softened water. While it's advisable to have the kitchen sink and ice maker piping by-passed when installing a water softener, many people don't think about the water they drink from the faucet in their bathroom that may contain salt.

Hmmmm...interesting concept, don't you think? We thought so...


There's a far healthier way to manage the hardness of your water. A water conditioner that is installed on the main water line inside your home, and wired to an electrical outlet will attack hard water particles that cling to your domestic piping with electronic waves, thus treating your entire water system and reducing hard water. It's a low-cost installation, with proven results, removing the need for costly and unhealthy salt deliveries.

Here's how a salt-free water conditioner works:

  1. Calcium and magnesium particles in the water tend to stick to each other, and then show up as unslightly scale on your plumbing piping and fixtures.
  2. Electrically charged ions break up these particles, keeping the molecules of the water in a constant state of motion, and thereby preventing them from clinging to pipes.
    1. Simply stated, these particles flow down the drain!
  3. Not only will this scale be prevented, but over time the existing scale will break down as well inside your
    1. water heater
    2. pipng, 
    3. shower heads and appliances

Minor maintenance may have to be implemented, such as removing and rinsing off faucet aerators or draining your water heater as the scale that is being eliminated and might potentially obstruct fixtures. It's an easy task and your local plumber can advise you how to do this or arrange a reasonably priced service call to do this maintenance for you. (HINT: consider installing a water conditioner when you replace your water heater...this will avoid having to drain the water heater.)

Benefit will be seen when installing a water conditioner to remove the hardness from your water from:

  • Ice Makers
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing Machines
  • Boilers
  • Humidifiers
  • Swimming Pools
  • Water Heaters

NOTE: If you have iron in your water it is important that you have a filter installed before the conditioner

Contact your local plumber to discuss the benefits of water conditioners without the use of harsh salts, that are unhealthy to drink and costly. Save money and reduce the hardness of your water. Sounds like a plan!

Topics: Hard Water, Water Conditioning

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