Hard Water Treatment System

Water Softening

A water softening hard water treatment system is necessary in Central PA since the majority of the greater Harrisburg municipal and well water are hard. Exceptions include Harrisburg City water and some spots and veins of acidic water scattered throughout the area. The national average hardness is 10 grains per gallon of hardness from assorted minerals and mainly limestone. Mechanicsburg municipal water varies from about 16 to 24 grains per gallon of hardness. That means that if you are a customer of the municipal water in Mechanicsburg, every 270 – 440 gallons of your water contains one pound of rock! (An average family of four will use about 300 gallons per day of water.)

Combat Hard Water – Hard Water Treatment System

Hardness minerals form a curd when mixed with soaps and detergents or many know it as “soap scum”. When you wash clothes dishware or yourself this scum coats everything and causes the “squeaky clean” fell to your skin and hair what you are actually feeling is sticky soap scum! This soap scum also collects in the drain piping and septic system pipes and leach fields. By softening the water soaps and detergents are free to do there job and rinse away completely, so we use less soaps and detergents and do not get the scum residue on what we are washing. The hard water hardness minerals also build up in piping, on fixtures and in water heaters costing customers money.

High Efficiency Metered Water Softeners

We provide several solutions to hard water. The conventional solutions include high efficiency metered demand type water softeners. These are softeners that regenerate the softening resin used to remove hardness from the water, as needed with salt. The new computerized high efficiency models minimize salt and water use while ensuring soft water with the customers varying water usage. Non-computerized metered models are also available to reduce salt and water use while adapting to fluctuating water usage and although not used very often today time clock models are also available that on preset days regenerate regardless of water use, these are the least expensive but also the least efficient and can allow hard water to get through during higher then normal water usage.

No Salt Water Softening

We also provide a technology that does not use salt or water to reduce the effects of water hardness.  These catalytic conditioners are a good solution for customers who want to reduce hard water problems without salt, electricity and water usage.

The electronic models that wrap a wire around the water pipe in our opinion do nothing to alleviate the problems of hard water. In fact local sellers of these type of units are selling customers expensive polyphosphate feed filters to mask hardness problems at great ongoing cost while claiming chemical free treatment.

Free On-Site Water Evaluation

We test your water and evaluate your water system and usage and make a recommendation custom tailored to your situation, maximizing your satisfaction while minimizing your investment and ongoing maintenance. Contact us today to schedule your free test.