How Water Softeners and Salts Treat Your Water

glass of waterYou fill a tall glass with water from your tap. As the water goes into your mouth and down your throat, you can’t help but feel refreshed as your thirst is quenched. Your water tastes great. What makes the difference? You have a system that relies on softener salt delivery in Ocala, FL, for your water supply. How does this work, and how does it affect your water? Here are some things that you should know about using your water softener.


The water supply under your home is surrounded by soil. The soil contains calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that get absorbed into the water. These minerals can build up, causing issues in your pipes and leaving marks on your plumbing fixtures, in your appliances, and on your hair and skin. This is what is considered hard water. By removing these chemicals, you can soften your water.


The water softener is attached to your water supply. It’s located at the point where the water enters your home. It is a large tank with salt at the bottom. You can purchase large bags of softener salt that can then be added to the system as needed. You can learn the proper way to do this and how often it should be added to keep the system working properly.


The softener works by removing the minerals from the water supply. The salt helps remove the minerals and replace it with sodium. The salt filters the water to make sure that there are no minerals in the water that will damage your pipes, dry out your skin, and cause other problems.

For more information about the system that relies on softener salt delivery in Ocala, FL, contact McCullough Water Treatment. We can discuss your options for water softeners that contain salt and ones that don’t contain salt. We can discuss the benefits and help you determine which system will be the best option for your household.