Water Filtration vs. Water Softeners

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The Difference Between Water Filtration and Water Softening 

If you’re looking to improve the quality of water in your Connecticut home, there’s a chance you’ve heard of either a water filtration system, water softener, or both. While these groundbreaking plumbing problem-solvers appear to do the same thing, they actually serve different purposes. 


Here’s what you need to know about each water treatment solution before making a choice.

The Benefits of a Water Filtration System

A water filtration system is ideal for any home — whether you opt-in for a drinking-water filtration system or a whole-home filtration system. The water filtration system aims to help provide clean, safe water for you to consume and use. Water filtration systems will help remove a series of invisible contaminants from your H2O supply — such as:

  • Pesticides
  • Hormones
  • Chlorine
  • Arsenic
  • Lead, and more


The Benefits of a Water Softener

In the robust composition of hard water lies excess calcium and magnesium. Unfortunately, in Connecticut, hard water is a common problem for many homeowners; it can take a toll on not only your water-based appliances but you and your clothing, too. Luckily, water softeners are here to help; they remove the calcium and magnesium from your water supply and improve it.

As a result of having a water softening system in place, you’ll reap benefits such as:

  • Extending the lifespan of your water-based appliances
  • Have softer hair, skin, and nails
  • Prolong the longevity of your clothing
  • Have fewer calcium deposits on plumbing fixtures
  • Notice little-to-no water spots on dinnerware and more


Water Improvement Services in Connecticut

Water Dr. LLC is Connecticut’s go-to for water filtration and water softening services. With an elite team of professionals, our expert plumbers are always here to help save the day in your home and improve your water quality. 

For more information, give us a call at (203) 732-8585 or text us at (475) 223-2330!

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