Water Treatment FAQ
What is hard water?
What is soft water?
What are the benefits of softened water?
How does a water softener work?
A water softener consists of two tanks; the first tank is the resin tank, which holds resin beads covered in sodium particles. A water softener works by moving hard water over the resin. The calcium and magnesium replace the sodium particles by clinging to the resin beads, so the leftover soft water is able to continue on to your home’s faucets and appliances.
The second tank is the brine tank. This is the tank to which you add salt. Eventually, the resin in the softener tank will collect so much calcium and magnesium that it is no longer able to soften water. The water softener will need to regenerate, meaning the resin will be rinsed with a salt solution from the brine tank. After this, your water softener will be ready to remove minerals from your hard water once again.
How do I know what kind of water softener I need?
The type of water you have, the number of people in your home, and the amount of water you use determines what type of water softener you need. Contact KH Water Specialists for a free water analysis and a free quote on a water softener or complete water treatment system.
Do you have a water softener rental program?
Yes! If you aren’t ready to buy a water softener yet, you can rent the system instead. Our rental program is available for all water treatment systems. It is setup with a 24 month interest free contract and the option to purchase after the first year. The first year’s rent is applied toward the original purchase price. If renting multiple water treatment items (water softener, iron curtain, reverse osmosis system), you can choose to buyout just one or all. Buyout is available at any time. Check out all water treatment rental details here.