What Is Water Conditioning?

November 28, 2022

If you are concerned with achieving the best quality water possible, water conditioning is something you should be aware of. Beyond water purification, this process allows businesses and homeowners to achieve the very highest quality of water. This quick guide will provide you with important information on water conditioning. Let’s get started.

What Does Water Conditioning Mean?

Water conditioning is a way to strain out impurities from a water source.

Water softening is the practice of removing totally dissolved solids (TDS) from the water and is accomplished through ion exchange. During the ion exchange process, the water is percolated through bead-like spheres of resin. These are called ion exchange resins. Ions in the water are then exchanged for the ions fixed to the beads.

Removing TDS from water is sometimes necessary when the water has been diagnosed as hard. Hard water can cause many problems in a home. It damages appliances and plumbing and can even be bad for your skin and hair. It can also cause staining in drains and sinks.

The Types of Water Conditioning

Automatic water conditioners is one way that water conditioning can be achieved. This is a type of appliance that you can use in your house to amend your water at the source.  In some cases, the hard water that is being treated can also start to damage the system. This is especially true in places that experience tropical temps.

Portable exchange services is another method of water conditioning. This is a service that will visit your home about every four weeks. They will exchange the tanks that your system has been using. The new tanks will be filled with fresh resin. This allows the regeneration process to always take place with the freshest materials possible. This ensures that the water you are pumping into your home is as clean and pure as possible. This also eliminates the chore of cleaning out your system yourself.

Some of the benefits of this service include:

  • No equipment to buy
  • So salt to add manually
  • No electricity is needed for the system (cheaper power bills)
  • No salt discharged onto your property
  • Water conservation of about 10,000 gal per year
  • No mechanical breakdown
  • No timers
  • Little space required

Water conditioning is often necessary for homes or businesses that are plagued with hard water. Finding easy, low-maintenance ways to deal with this problem is necessary to keeping a healthy water supply on the property.

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