Do I need a Water Softener or a Water filter?

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Do I need a Water Softener or a Water filter?

We are often asked if customers need a water softener or a water filter, and we recommend having a plumber come look at your home to make this decision. There are many factors that go into this decision. Based on your families personal needs and the amount of fixtures in the home we can make recommendations for you, free of charge!

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What is a water softener?

A water softener specifically removes calcium and magnesium, which are the causes of hard water.

There is a salt version and salt free version. It will remove the calcium buildup and it is definitely a luxury to have soft water. A water softener can even reverse damage that has been done to your plumbing!

For a quick introduction to why a water softener is such a great idea check out this video.


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What is a water filter?

Water filters remove many different things depending on which model you get. It’s focus is contaminants or things that could harm your body:

  • Metals such as arsenic, lead, copper, iron, cadmium and hexavalent chromium
  • Industrial and pharmaceutical byproducts such as pesticides or hormones
  • Chlorine and chloramine
  • Sediments and particulates

There are options for whole house filtration systems, or drinking water only systems.

The whole house systems will ensure the water you wash clothes, dishes, and yourself/children is safe.

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What does JD have in his personal home?

Jerry has a water softener in his home. He recommends every family have one.