About Water Softeners
The water softener is just a special type of “filter” that removes the calcium and magnesium in hard water by using plastic beads and cleans itself periodically by a process called “regeneration.”
Water softeners have three main components: A mineral tank, brine tank, and control valve. Smaller capacity models combine the mineral tank and brine tanks into one cabinet, but the two tanks are still separated within the cabinet.
- Mineral Tank: The mineral tank is where the action is. It is where the water filtration takes place and the hard water is softened (calcium and magnesium are removed).
- Brine Tank: The brine tank is where a highly concentrated solution of salt or potassium is stored.
- Control Valve: The control valve is the device that controls the flow of water into and out of the mineral and brine tanks during regeneration.
Who We Are
Northwest Pipe and Supply is Livingston County’s original plumbing & heating supply company, carrying the biggest selection of plumbing supplies since 1952. We are a top supplier of water softeners and supplies in the Livingston County area.
Choosing the Right Water Softener
When choosing a water softener for your home, you need to come up with a thorough comparison that will help you get the best system that suits your needs efficiently. Here are some of the most important factors that can help you make a thorough comparison and select the best water softener.
- Grains Capacity
- Type and brand of Water Softener
- Reviews and Ratings
- Performance Guarantee
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