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Everything You Need to Know about Home Water Systems

Do you ever notice white calcium deposits building up on your showerhead? Or foggy spots on your clean dishes? Does your shower make your hair and nails feel dry? These and other common inconveniences are caused by hard water. 

Long-term, hard water can leave a lasting impact on your home.  These risks include damaged pipes and a shortened lifespan for your dishwasher, hot water heater, showerheads, and more. Unfortunately, the Sacramento area has a hard water issue, one that many households are stuck dealing with. Good news is there are steps you can take to bring clean, balanced water inside your home, saving you time and money. Below is everything you need to know about home water solutions, their inner workings, and what it takes to convert your home’s water with a professional water system installation

Home Water Solution 1: Water Softening Systems

Water softeners address hard water concerns at their source. Through the process of ion exchange, these systems remove minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, from the water. This can come with a wide range of benefits, including softer hair and skin, cleaner dishes without hard water spots, less soap and detergent needed for effective cleaning, protected pipes, and expanded longevity of appliances without the threats of sediment buildup. These systems are the one true solution to water hardness with only a few considerations. With the use of water softening systems, trace amounts of sodium may be found in your filtered water, and extra sodium can be found in the wastewater these systems produce. For more information, speak with the water specialists at Bonney to see if water softening is right for you.

Home Water Solution 2: Water Conditioning Systems

If you are looking for ways to protect your home but do not want to remove valuable minerals from your water, a water conditioner may be the solution for you. Water conditioners focus on removing sediments and chemicals while leaving behind beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium. This still results in hard water, but these systems do not leave you completely vulnerable to the downsides of these minerals—using a magnet system, they realign calcium and magnesium ions to help lessen the effects of hard water. 

Home Water Solution 3: Whole-House Water Filters

Have you ever dreamed of having clean drinking water straight from the tap? Whole-home water filters make this dream a reality. Your water may contain bacteria, pesticides, chemicals, lead, microbes, and viruses. Local water systems attempt to regulate these contaminants, but they can fluctuate as local and nationwide standards change over time. This is why many homes rely on individual water filters for drinking and cooking. But what if we told you there was a better way to access clean water?

Whole-house filters let you clean and regulate water as it enters your home. These systems offer a comprehensive solution to water concerns by eliminating toxins, negative smells, impurities, and excess sediment buildup from your water. They also offer the unique benefit of extending clean water throughout your home, allowing you to use filtered water for showers, cooking, drinking, and cleaning. 

Bonney Water Systems in Sacramento

When you are ready to upgrade the water in your home, Bonney is here for you. We offer installation, repair, and maintenance services for the latest water systems available. If you are interested in learning more, contact the Bonney experts with your questions. 

Bonney proudly serves the plumbing needs of homes and businesses in the greater Sacramento area, including Placerville, Fair Oaks, Vacaville, Auburn, Orangevale, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Natomas, and beyond. Make an appointment with our local plumbing experts to get started today!