How does a water softener work?

Diagram showing how a water softener works

Ever wonder how a water softener works? Water softeners use a process called ion exchange.  Softeners use resin that is electrostatically charged with sodium or potassium ions. As dissolved rock and minerals come in contact with the resin it releases the sodium or potassium and captures the dissolved rock and minerals, leaving the water soft and clean and soft water … Read More

Top 5 Hard Water Problems

Image of a lady frustrated with hardwater stains

Water spots on dishes. Crusty build up on the dishwasher or around the faucets. The need to use more laundry soap than is recommended to get clothes clean. These are just some of the problems caused by hard water. So what exactly is “hard water?” It is water with a higher than normal mineral content. The two most common culprits … Read More

Is Hard Water Raining on Your Day?


Here in the 505 we bask in the glow – quite literally – of blue clear skies and sunshine for the vast majority of our annual 365. The rain – when it comes – is welcome and worthy of celebration. But despite all that Vitamin D, outside and free for the taking, hard water can really cause the dark clouds … Read More

Water Softeners in Albuquerque


Without notice, your family uses numerous gallons of water a day, and depending on your location in Albuquerque, chances are the water that runs through your home’s plumbing requires a different type of treatment to extend the life of your appliances and your fixtures, glassware stay spot free.

Do You Need a Water Softener?

how to choose a water softener

Why Your New Mexico Home is Better with Soft Water Hard water is a common reality in New Mexico. To avoid the corrosive and often grimy residue of hard water, homeowners invest in a water softener to “normalize” the water. But, what does that really mean? What does a water softener do and why do we need it?