What are Water Softeners-Video Transcription

At Praz we take pride in supplying homes and businesses in Los Angeles with durable, & efficient water softeners. But what are water softeners and how do they work?

Water softeners improve your water’s quality by removing calcium and magnesium. Having too much of these minerals in your water is what causes hard water, which in turn causes issues with your plumbing, water-using appliances, showers, laundry, skin and more.  Here is how water softeners work.

A softener is typically installed in your basement, utility room, garage or in some cases outside. Basically your water softener can go anywhere it can be connected to your water source.

When water enters your home, it flows into the softener’s main tank, which is full of something called resin beads. These beads are about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen. As water flows in, the calcium and magnesium in it adheres to the resin beads. Removing the minerals and leaving you with soft water flowing throughout your home. Over time, the resin beads fill up with calcium and magnesium and need to be cleaned. This is called the regeneration process.

During regeneration, Water softeners typically have a second tank called a brine tank, which contains a saltwater solution. During regeneration, the saltwater brine solution flows through the resin tank, rinsing the calcium and magnesium from the beads and flushing the minerals from the system. Many systems regenerate on a fixed time interval or based on how much water has flowed through the system. At Praz, our systems use auto-regeneration technology which monitors the condition of the resin and only regenerates as needed.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 310-894-8488. At Praz we have decades of hands on experience in water softener installations and have seen it all. Our technicians will be able to answer any question in regards to how softeners work and will be able to give you a free in home estimate with no obligation. Thank You for Watching this video and farewell.