Water conditioning is crucial, especially to us folks in the Minnesota and Wisconsin areas, where water contaminants abound. You may or may not have heard about it, and even if you have, you may still be wondering – what does it actually mean? Lucky for you, we’re here to break down the water conditioning basics for everyone, plain and simple.
What is water conditioning?
In the simplest terms, water conditioning is the process by which unwanted materials are removed or chemically altered in order to make tap water softer, healthier and better tasting. Common contaminants like nitrate, fluoride, sulfur, and hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium are often found in both well water and municipal water supplies.
Why is water conditioning necessary?
If you get your water from a local supply, you may be wondering, “but wait, isn’t my tap water regulated by my town or municipality?” In short, the answer is yes. However, as it turns out, the term “regulated” is kind of subjective. While yes, each municipality is required to make sure their water supplies do not exceed Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), they’re not required to remove those contaminants entirely. Although the water is generally deemed safe, that doesn’t mean it will be as satisfying as water that has been completely conditioned to perfection.
How can I condition my water?
The water conditioning method you choose is dependant on the water issues that are present in your home. Each person’s water woes are unique, so the best way to be sure you’re treating your water correctly is by enlisting the advice of a professional. That being said, there are various forms of water filtration and water softening systems that can be installed to correct all kinds of water issues – and in some cases, both are required!
If you’re ready for soft, crisp, contaminant free water, give Aquarius Water Conditioning a call. We’ll provide a free home water analysis to begin softening, filtering and purifying your water today! For more information, call 888-741-9025 to speak with a specialist or schedule your in-home water analysis and estimate online.