Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Home Improvement and Water Softeners

Perhaps it's the sign of Spring that has caused me to get up this past week and do some work on the home. From painting the garage this weekend to installing some new hardware in the home, it's been pretty busy.

My biggest task has involved the decision to install a water softener. I had been reading up on what happens to water and ions and all that stuff when it comes in contact with limestone and other metals. After reading it, it made it a little difficult to drink that tap water straight anymore. Hard water was definitely different than I though.

If you want to learn more about how it works, take a look at that site that gives a pretty good description that is easy to understand. I've found some good sites that sell high quality water softeners systems for homes. They even carry some cool stuff like ultraviolet sterilization systems.