From time to time, we’re asked the question, “Does using a water softener have an adverse effect on household septic tanks?”
Since one quarter of all homes in the U.S. have a septic system and we know that hard water affects nearly 85 percent of homes in the country (many of those homes have or need a water softener), that’s a very valid question.
Yes. You absolutely can take your WaterTech Reionator or SoftMAX water conditioning system with you to your new house.
As the original purchaser, your warranty will still be in force as long as you follow the owner’s manual and warranty guidelines. However, many Reionator owners elect to leave their water conditioner in the home as a selling point with buyers.
If you do decide to take your system, here are a few things to keep in mind in order to keep the warranty valid:
- AN AUTHORIZED WATERTECH PRODUCT DEALER MUST UNINSTALL AND RE-INSTALL THE SYSTEM.
- Systems cannot be carried, transported or stored on their side:
Although the Reionator and SoftMAX are both quite heavy, the systems cannot be tipped over or laid on their side during moving or transporting, but must remain upright in order to maintain the integrity of the resins. If you’re moving locally, it is preferred that your local authorized WaterTech dealer move the system.
Occasionally the question comes up, “Is it OK to drink softened water?” and “How much salt does a softener add to my water?”
Let us tackle this question head on: It is true –salt is involved in the water softening process. Through an ion exchange process, water softening systems replace calcium and magnesium ions with sodium ions.
What most people do not realize, is how little sodium is in softened water.
The amount of sodium in your drinking water from a water softener system can vary depending on the hardness of your water, but you are certainly not drinking “salt water”. In fact, on average, less than three percent of your daily sodium intake comes from drinking softened water.
So while some may worry that drinking softened water will increase their salt intake, in reality nearly all sodium in our diets comes from the food we eat. Did you know that eight glasses of softened water contains about as much sodium as would be found in a typical piece of white bread?
It’s true. The Big Box home improvement stores sell water softeners for a fantastic price. We get it.
So why would anyone choose to purchase a water softener from a local independent water treatment professional and pay more money?
Let us give you FIVE reasons why you’ll come out ahead when you choose to call a professional:
- Quality: How do big box stores get the price so low? By using lower-quality components and parts, they can get the price of the softening equipment down quite low. At WaterTech, we use only high-quality components, state-of-the art valve, and premium water softening resins. We’ve seen a lot of companies in the water business come and go over the years. But our dedication to only produce top-quality equipment has kept us in business. Thousands of happy customers have partnered with us to buy a water softener. WaterTech products also carry the Water Quality Association Gold Seal to show our components and/or systems have been Third-Party Tested for quality and performance.
So how hard is the water in my home?
Did you know that hard water affects more than 85% of homes in the United States? Odds are your family’s home is affected by hard water. With the varying levels of hardness, how do you know if your part of the country or your state–all the way down to your local municipal water source is being affected?
Learn more about the causes of Hard Water in our Hard Water Guide
Spring is finally here and we’re glad to say goodbye to the dry, itchy skin and tight scalp generally associated with dry, cold winter months. However, some people deal with these skin conditions (or much worse) all year long.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects an estimated 35 million Americans: 20 percent of children aged up to 11 years old and 8 percent of teenagers and adults suffer from eczema.
Salt-Free Water Conditioning May Be the Answer
Hard water is found throughout the world, and in about 85 percent of the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. But despite the need for water softening where hard water is prevalent, conventional ion exchange water softeners are not always the right answer.
For years, the medical world has been telling us that we need to drink more water—for healthier skin, better kidney function, to lose weight, to be smarter–and a million other reasons. So for many, H20 has become the beverage of choice.
As the beverage of choice, bottled water sales have skyrocketed—which is great because we’re drinking more water. However, there is a cost to the convenience of bottled water, both environmentally and financially.
Eighteen years ago, my husband and I purchased our first home in Ft. Worth, TX. After a couple of years as newlyweds, we were thrilled to be homeowners. And with the delight of home ownership, came the joy of many trips to the home improvement store.
Early on we saw evidence of hard water
We had faucets that were corroded and required replacement. We had a chalky film in our shower that needed a miracle product, and very cloudy glasses and spotty dishes that weren’t looking better despite detergent finishing products.
This is our pledge to your family
At WaterTech, we believe that everyone should have access to pure water. We also understand that providing the best quality water to your family gives you peace of mind. After all, we have families too and want the water that touches their lives – from the faucet to the bubble bath – to be as clean as possible. That’s why we choose to make only the finest water conditioning systems for our customers.