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What Kind of Water Softener Do I Need for My Home in San Antonio, TX?

If you live in San Antonio, the chances are pretty good that your home is receiving hard water, even if it comes from a municipal source instead of a private well. This is because the groundwater that Central Texas residents depend on for drinking water carries high concentrations of calcium and magnesium carbonate. These dissolved minerals pose no health risks for consumers, so municipal treatments don’t address water hardness. However, hard water can cause problems for homeowners by depositing a scaly substance on everything from sinks, faucets, dishes, and laundry to the inside of pipes that supply your water heater and other water-using appliances. When limescale builds up in your plumbing, it can lead to the need for costly repairs or premature replacement of appliances.

How Do Water Softeners Work?

Generally speaking, most water softeners rely on a process called ion exchange in which the problematic minerals are replaced by an unobjectionable substance, typically sodium chloride, or salt. For homeowners who are concerned about limiting their salt intake, there are other minerals that can be substituted, such as potassium chloride.

Although the process is essentially the same for most water softening systems on the market, there can be many variables to consider when choosing a system for your home. For example, advanced water conditioners include a computerized regeneration feature that can replace the softening agent as needed, while less sophisticated systems regenerate based on a timer.

Choosing a Home Water Softener

For most homeowners, installation of a high-quality water softening system by trained professionals from a reputable water treatment company is the best way to go. Sweetwater Home Services is a residential water treatment company that’s been serving homeowners in this area since 1987. When it comes to water softeners, we offer:

  • Complimentary in-home testing to determine the level of hardness in your water, which can affect your selection of a water softening system
  • Calculations regarding your household water use, which can affect the size of the unit you need
  • A selection of premium water conditioning systems, all of which have been Tested and Certified by the Water Quality Association
  • Installation by technicians who have been certified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or carry a journeyman’s or master plumber’s license

At Sweetwater Home Services, we’ll be happy to help you choose the most reliable and effective water softener for your San Antonio home. Contact us today to get started.

  • 1724 Cheddar Loop Road Austin, Texas 78728
  • Phone: 512-837-2488
  • 3300 Nacogdoches Road Suite 200 San Antonio, Texas 78217
  • Phone: 210-650-4000
  • 2709 Mid Valley Drive
    Weslaco, Texas 78599
  • Phone: 956-421-3444


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