Hard water is a fact of life if you live in the Odessa and Midland areas. Soap scum, stained sinks, buildup on faucets, stiff laundry, and scaly skin are all results of hard water. It’s a common problem with most water systems. But there are solutions. Many of our posts discuss common solutions offered by City Plumbing like reverse osmosis (R.O.) and water softeners.
We often recommend that these two water solutions be used together to create the cleanest possible water for drinking, bathing, and cooking. We are proud to offer an additional option for families and businesses: these systems can be purchased or rented! This gives our customers the flexibility to pick the solution that best works for them.
REVERSE OSMOSIS VS WATER SOFTENERS
We can’t do a post about R.O. and water softeners without explaining what they are, how they work, and the difference between the two.
Reverse Osmosis basically works as a filter. It takes the bad water stuff (bacteria, mineral deposits, etc.) out of your water. That includes things that make your water taste or smell bad, and the minerals that leave stains around your kitchen and bathroom surfaces. R.O. systems are installed for a single faucet, which is usually under the kitchen sink.
By contrast, water softeners aren’t filters – they actually add to your water source to neutralize the minerals that make it hard. Softeners add ionized sodium that helps break down those chemicals, so they don’t cause problems like they do if left untreated. Water softeners are usually added to your tank, so they provide treated water to your entire home.
WE’LL COME RUNNING
City Plumbing offers R.O. systems for rent and maintenance are included! Water softeners can be rented as well, with maintenance also included! To make an appointment and see what works for you, schedule one online or call City Plumbing today at 432-366-2401. Give us a call, and we’ll come running!