Water Softener Systems and Salt

Eliminate Hard Water Issues by Installing a Water Softener System

Water Softener System

Water Softeners Reduce the Possibility of Damage to Your Appliances, Laundry, and Skin

Hard water is a common issue, especially when your water source comes from a well. Astonishingly, 75% of residents in Michigan live on well water, leaving them susceptible to harmful minerals and contaminants. The best way to help stop these contaminants from obstructing your water quality is to install a high-quality water softener in your Brighton or Waterford area home.

To learn more about installing a salt water softener system for your home, reach out to the professionals at Beauchamp Water Treatment Solutions today! Our team members are capable of installing and servicing any type of softener water treatment.

We also offer $6.99 Salt Sale Saturdays where you can get a great deal on water softener salt! 

Explore the Most Economical, Efficient Way to Remove Calcium, Magnesium and Other Unwanted Minerals from Your Water

Water Softener System Installation and How It works:

  • Beauchamp water treatment systems use an ion-exchange process
  • Water passes through resin beads charged with sodium ions
  • Sodium ions (or atoms) attract and hold on to hard-water minerals
  • After passing through, water is clean and softened

Benefits of Beauchamp Water Softening Systems:

  • Have up to a 10-year warranty
  • Save time and money on salt purchases
  • Work on demand, reducing water consumption
  • Feature an optional twin tank softening system, providing 24/7 soft water
  • Use modern technology
  • Improve the taste and feel of your water
  • Extend the lifespan of appliances and plumbing

Water Softener Systems and Salt: What's the Connection?

Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium ions, which can cause problems such as dry skin and hair, buildup and clogs in pipes, and other damage to your delicate plumbing system.

Water softeners use a process called ion exchange to remove these minerals from water. Salt is used in water softeners to help remove minerals from hard water and transform it into soft water. Water softener salt is usually made of sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl) alternatives. It is available in different forms such as pellets, crystals, or blocks. First, the salt is added to a tank called the brine tank, where it dissolves in the water to form a brine solution. The brine solution is then pumped into another tank called the resin tank, where it flows through a bed of resin beads that are coated with the salt's sodium or potassium ions. As the brine solution passes through the resin bed, the sodium or potassium ions swap places with the calcium and magnesium ions, effectively removing them from the water. The softened water then exits the resin tank and flows to the faucets and appliances in your home.

For the best deals on water softeners in Michigan, call up the Beauchamp team at (810) 632-2000.

Maintenance and Upkeep for Water Softener Salt Systems

Water softener salt must be periodically replenished to maintain effectiveness and prevent water hardness issues from returning. How often you will need to refill your salt-based system will depend on factors:

  • The hardness level of the water
  • The size and capacity of the water softener
  • The amount of water your household uses

Some water softeners have indicators or alarms to alert you when the salt level is too low. We recommended checking the salt level in the brine tank at least once a month and adding more salt if it is below half full. In addition, you can use a water softener cleaner to flush out the system and remove iron and other heavy metals from the beads for optimal performance.

As leaders in Michigan water softener sales and installation, Beauchamp Water Treatment Solutions supplies ultra high purity water softener salt as well as potassium chloride salt alternatives. Contact us now for delicious drinking water—and a water supply that's gentler on your hair and skin!

Salt-Free Softener vs. Salt-Based Softener: Understanding the Difference

As mentioned above, salt-based water softener systems use a process called ion exchange to remove excessive hardness minerals (like calcium and magnesium) and soften water. Salt-free water softener systems, on the other hand, do not totally remove the hard minerals from your water, but may prevent them from forming stubborn scale buildup and deposits.

A salt-free system has a simple filter or tank that alters the structure or charge of the hard minerals in the water, causing them to lose their ability to stick to surfaces. The sediment filters in salt-free water conditioners need to be replaced approximately once a year. Be aware that salt-free water softeners may not be effective on very cold or very hot water.

Learn More About Salt-Based Water Softener Treatment and Enjoy Better Water Quality Today!

Make Beauchamp your water softener installers of choice. We proudly provide clean water to homes in Brighton, Waterford Township, Howell, Fenton, and across Southern Michigan. Learn more about our salt-based water softeners, how they work, what they fix, and whether a water softener is the right solution for your problem water. Start with a FREE water test! Contact us online or call (810) 632-2000.

Learn more about water softeners, how they work, what they fix, and whether a water softener is the right solution for your problem water: 

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