Water is a vital part of our daily lives. We drink it, use it for cooking and cleaning and also taking a shower. But have you noticed buildups that look like rust on your showerheads, taps or pans? If you have, this may be due to the water containing excess minerals like calcium and magnesium.
Many areas contain, large deposits of minerals, and if the water sources you use come from there, you will also be having this problem. You will soon notice stains on your pots & pans, taps, and showerheads. You will also see buildups of calcium and magnesium on your pipes. Getting rid of this means you will have to move to an area that does not have this problem or you can simply buy a water softener for your home.
A water softener is a device that removes the extra mineral content in the water. These machines come in two different types, and one uses electricity while the other uses a filtration system. Both are rather effective in removing the minerals from groundwater. And if you want to buy one, take into account the following points.
Filtration systems can only handle a certain amount of water at a particular time. If you have a large house with many occupants, you will need a water softener that can handle the required usage. On average a person uses about 20 gallons of water a day, so based on that, you can select a unit that matches your home.
As mentioned earlier there are two methods of removing these minerals, and you must decide which one will suit your circumstance. The electrical ones would need to be connected to the mains to work and therefore cannot be used in places where there is not power. The other ones use filtration salts that can be replaced with even table salt if required and are suitable for locations that are remote.
The price of the unit will differ depending on the manufacturer, capacity and the system that is being used to remove the minerals from the water. You can get small and portable ones which will not cost you much but you can also get high capacity ones that are suitable for large families which will obviously run you a little more.