Water softeners are used to remove harsh minerals from hard water says Brent Larson, manager of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, San Francisco. The number of minerals present in the water makes it “hard.” When hard water is moving through pipes, it can easily cause build-ups and clogs due to the minerals depositing on the pipe surfaces. Soap can’t dissolve in hard water. Many people use water softeners to break up the minerals and improve the movement and condition of the water. When you’re choosing a water softener product, there are several attributes that you must consider.

     First, figure out how hard your water is. Do this with a water testing kit. This kit will test to see how much magnesium, calcium and other minerals are present in the water. The harder your water is, the more water softeners you will need to use in your reservoir to eliminate the unwanted minerals. Harder water may require a softener with more sodium chloride.

     Second, choose a water softener that is easy to clean. The main difference between softeners is the solubility (how the softener product dissolves in water). A solar salt water softener is naturally created—it is evaporated from salt water and is sold as crystals or pellets that are only slightly soluble. Rock salt softener is cheap, but it is not very soluble at all, so you have to clean out your pipes and reservoir system more often. Evaporated salt is best if you don’t want to do regular reservoir cleanings because it has plenty of sodium chloride (99%) and is more soluble. Ask residents who live in the vicinity of the property what type of water softener they use to break down hard water. This is one of the best ways to determine what type of water softener you should use.

     TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is the largest franchised moving company inNorth America. It includes more than 200 locations and more than 1,300 trucks on the road. Each location is independently owned and operated, and sells boxes and packing supplies. Locations complete home and business moves, as well as packing and unpacking services. 

     For more information call Carolyn Durkee, Marketing Coordinator at the Sacramento office of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK  at 916-852-7411 or visit us on the web at http://www.twomensacramento.com.