The Advantages of Having a Commercial Water Softener

May 27, 2021

If you own a commercial property, there are a lot of issues you’ll need to consider to keep your property in great condition and to get the most efficiency out of its associated infrastructure. This includes having an understanding of your water system, and the difference between hard and soft water.

We encourage you to research the functionality of a commercial water softener and its benefits to your Phoenix, AZ business. Here’s a bit of information for you to consider.

Solving the problem of hard water

Hard water refers to water with an elevated concentration of minerals like calcium and magnesium. Over time, these minerals can start to build up on appliances and fixtures, or possibly start to affect clothing or dishes you wash. By “softening” the water, you remove those minerals, creating cleaner, fresher water without any extra odors, flavors or mineral buildup.

A commercial water softener removes those minerals by replacing them with sodium ions. An ion exchange that occurs inside the tank of the water softener, and with regular maintenance that system should be able to function for many years with few issues.

Why they’re used

Here are just a few examples of some of the primary benefits of commercial water softeners:

  • Improved energy efficiency: If you hard water builds up inside your water heater, the appliance will not be able to heat up as efficiently. The harder your water heater has to work to heat up, the more you can expect to pay in monthly energy costs. In addition, a water softener will prevent those minerals from building up inside pipes, which could result in some clogs or decreased flow. All of this will help the water to heat up and flow more efficiently, saving you money in bills and maintenance.
  • Longer-lasting appliances: The more hard water builds up, the more likely it is to start to affect the condition of your appliances. A mineral-laden sludge can cause breakdowns in pipes and machine parts, or potential blockages, resulting in need for repairs, and a shortened lifespan of the equipment.
  • Easier cleaning: Hard water is not as efficient for cleaning purposes. It will leave behind streaks or other signs of minerals on your glassware, dishes or silverware, and potentially cause a more brittle feeling in your bedding, towels and clothing. Adding a water softener will help you resolve this issue and make it easier for you to achieve the level of cleanliness you desire.
  • Better flavor: For the purposes of drinking water, softened water will have fewer minerals that could potentially impact the flavor of water. You may need to pair a water softener with another type of filter to get the best results, but even just softening the water should make a difference in the drinking water experience.

For more information about some of the biggest benefits associated with the use of commercial water softeners in Scottsdale, AZ, we encourage you to contact WES Water with any questions you have. We look forward to assisting you.

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