While you may not care what the water purification company calls the solution they recommend for giving you and your family great-tasting, safe water and water that won’t harm your plumbing and appliances, there is a big difference between the terms water filtration, water softening, and water treatment that can be helpful to understand.
- Water Softening – If your water is tested and you find you have hard water caused by high levels of mineral concentrations, such as calcium and magnesium, a water softener will be recommended. The benefits of water softening involve protection from build-up in your pipes, enjoying dishes that aren’t covered in hard water stains and spots, having healthier skin and hair, and having softer, cleaner laundry. There is also the savings associated with needing less shampoo, laundry soap, and other cleaners because soft water lathers and cleans much better with less cleaning product. Soft water will also save you on your electric or gas bill by lowering the amount of energy you use to heat your water.
- Water Filtration – There are different types of water filtration, and each is designed to remove contaminants that cannot be removed with water softening, such as sediment, some forms of iron and manganese and many others. If you are looking for sediment removal and the filtering out of other contaminants, a water filtration system may be your best option.
- Water Treatment Systems – The term water treatment generally relates to point of entry systems that treat all your water before entering your home. A water treatment system is designed only after thorough water testing so the right components can be utilized for pH adjustment; chlorine/chloramine removal; removal of iron, sulphur, and manganese; sediment removal; arsenic removal; UV disinfection; and removal of a wide range of other contaminants.
If you would like to know more about water treatment systems for your home in the Durham, North Carolina area and beyond, reach out to us at Progressive Water Solutions LLC. Our complimentary water test is designed to give you conclusive results about what is in your water and in what amounts. We can then develop a system that gives you the water quality you desire. With more than 30 years of experience with water softening, water filtration, and water treatment systems, you can be confident you’ll get exceptional results.