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Single and Double Cylinder Water Softeners

There are many different types of water softener on the market today. We, at Harvey Water Softeners specialise in the twin cylinder non electrical version. We have been pioneering the technology for over 30 years and believe it to be the most definitive softener on the market. To explain we must go over the process of how water softening works.

How much money can I save with a water softener?

If you are based in a hard water area, there are plenty of reasons to install a water softener in the home. By process of ion exchange, the water softener will draw out the magnesium and calcium ions, the mineral content which makes it ‘hard’ in the first place. Having soft water flowing through your household will limit the accumulation of scale and scum and will actually provide treatment to areas where it has formed. You will also notice the water feels different, smooth and silky on the skin providing much more effective washes when combined with soap and washing detergents.

What determines the taste of water?

Water is often said not to have a taste. Which is preposterous, because water does have a taste. What defines the taste of water is usually attributed to its hardness, a complex mixture between local geography, science and of course personal preference.

Introducing the Consumer’s Guide to Softened Water

We’re very pleased to introduce to you our consumer’s guide to softened water. Over the years, we have gained a large amount of feedback from our customers and we thought the best way to address this was to create this guide. We have worked very hard to bring your the most comprehensive resource, detailing both the nature and effects of hard and soft water.

Softened Water and Eczema

Atopic Eczema remains a common skin disorder for both children and adults alike. It is a genetic disorder that can be triggered by various things such as: certain dietary ingredients, changes in atmosphere, and skin coming into contact with various chemicals or fabrics. The results of eczema are usually red sensitive areas on the skin, often these are itchy and cause irritation, loss of sleep and concentration and plain old stress. There has been many studies into the causes and prevention of eczema, unfortunately, there is no known cure for the disease but there are methods of treatment that help lessen irritation and triggers from flaring up.

Introducing the Consumer’s Guide to Softened Water

We’re very pleased to introduce to you our consumer’s guide to softened water. Over the years, we have gained a large amount of feedback from our customers and we thought the best way to address this was to create this guide. We have worked very hard to bring your the most comprehensive resource, detailing both the nature and effects of hard and soft water. Among the subjects include:

The Cost Benefits of Softened Water

Just one of the benefits of installing a water softener to your home is its ability to greatly reduce a whole range of domestic costs - from day-to-day basic living to the maintenance of boilers and plumbing systems. Allow us to explain:

10 Reasons every home should Have a Water Softener

A water softener is a great addition to any home for many reasons. They are particularly useful in the south east of England, where water hardness is particularly high.