Jonesboro Water Softener Systems | Chris West Plumbing


Working to Remove Hard Minerals from Your Water

Water is essential. You use it every day for things such as drinking, cooking, cleaning, and maintaining personal hygiene. Unfortunately, the water that comes from your cities supply can contain minerals that make it hard. When these minerals come into contact with your skin, clothes, or home surfaces, they can leave a chalky residue that leaves you feeling itchy or wears down your belongings. Fortunately, softeners are available to remove the minerals from the water you use in your home.

A variety of water softeners are available on the market, and our team at Chris West Plumbing can help you make informed decisions about the type of system you have installed. We work with NOVO products and will go over all of the different treatment options they offer.

To schedule a service and learn more about water softener systems, call us at (870) 931-9634.

Signs You Might Need a Water Softener

By removing minerals from your water, softeners can keep your skin feeling smooth and can increase the life of your water-using appliances.

Here are a few reasons you might want to have a water softener installed:

  • You have dry skin: The water you get from your city has calcium and magnesium in it. When those minerals get in contact with your skin, they can dry it out and cause itchiness. Additionally, the deposits can block pores and cause breakouts.
  • Your clothes are grey and dingy: The minerals in your water will latch on to your clothing, making it fade. Detergents can only do so much to remove the calcium and magnesium.
  • Your appliances and plumbing have scale build-up: When you use things such as a tea kettle or coffee pot, you might notice a chalky substance, called limescale, around them. This is caused by hard water. The same buildup happens in your plumbing pipes, which can prevent your water from flowing through them, resulting in the need for repairs.
  • Your water bill has increased: If mineral deposits block water from flowing through your pipes, your system has to work harder to supply your home with water. As a result, your usage increases.

How Do Water Softeners Work?

At a basic level, a water softener uses an exchange process to remove calcium and magnesium from your water. The system has a resin with a potassium or sodium solution. When water flows through the resin, the hard minerals are attracted to the adhesive and lifted out of the water.

All softeners work similarly, but some models have different functions that offer various levels of treatment. For instance, one type has a carbon filtration system that removes not only hardness but also bad taste and odor from water. Our Jonesboro technicians are prepared to answer all your questions about the type of system that might be right for your home.

Get Softer Water Today!

When you’re ready to get started on having a water softener installed in your home, we’re prepared to provide the service you need. Backed by 20 years of industry experience, our team knows how to get the system installed and working properly as quickly as possible.

Request an appointment by calling us at (870) 931-9634 or contacting us online.