Water softener iron removal

Water softener iron removal is almost NEVER a good idea. Many companies will install water softeners for iron reduction. We feel you should virtually never use a water softener as an iron filter. And you should be very careful when dealing with anyone who suggests such a thing. We call companies who do this “Slick Willies. Because iron DAMAGES a softener and makes it use more salt. Eventually this will likely lead to expensive service calls to line the pockets of the company who sold you the water softner. And they likely sell salt as well. And don’t use iron out water softener salt. It is just anothwr hazardous chemical you are adding to your household water supply.

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Don’t drink the water from a water softener

Plus you can not drink the water from any softener. Unless you add a reverse osmosis drinking water system to the kitchen sink. Or drink bottled water.

Iron damages a water softener

The iron in the water supply will cause damage to the softener’s mineral bed and will  use far more salt. Many of the same people who suggest using a softener as an iron filter, provides the salt for these units. Do you think this is a coincidence? We don’t think so either. The unit will start to require more and more salt. And the service calls will come more and more often. 

If you have an iron issue, we highly recommend an iron filter. And then if the water is hard. You would add a water softener. And the water softener will be far more efficient. It will use much less water and salt. And it will likely last for many more years of trouble free operation. When our customers install a water softener properly. The average customers says the add salt about once per year.

Many People do not need a water softener at all.

We’ve noticed the majority of people we see who’ve been sold a softener as an iron filter. Never needed a softener to begin with. Or the unnecessary maintenance and expense of adding massive amounts of salt and ongoing service issues. Not to mention, we have iron filters that require virtually no maintenance and require no salt or chemical additives.  The water will also be great to drink without adding a reverse osmosis or drinking expensive bottled water like you would have to do with a softener.

We always recommend for anyone with a private well to gather the information for questions 7, 16 & 17 at our FAQ’s Page. And you should do that before you buy anything from anyone. This will give us all the information we need to help you figure it out. And give you the best advice. Advice you can trust, whether you buy anything from us or not.

We always recommend an iron filter to remove iron from your water. You can browse our selection of iron filters including our exclusive Terminox® Iron Filter at WaterFiltersOfAmerica.com. 

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Water softener iron removal

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