What’s the Difference Between Water Filtration and Water Softening?

Anyone who lives in Orange County, CA knows that water quality is a big household concern. With major hard water issues, chemicals and pesticides turning up in your water, it’s no wonder we get tons of calls looking for a fix. Though your health is not in danger, your plumbing is — but how do you go about fixing the issue?


You may have heard of water filtration and water softening — but do you know what either of them does? To understand what the benefits of both are, here are some ways to fix your Orange County water woes:

Water Softening

The major problem with hard water is that it often contains large quantities of dissolved minerals,  such as calcium and magnesium. With a water softening system, these minerals will be removed — which is excellent news for your plumbing and appliances. Hard water can lead deposits and eventually blockages, shortening the lifespan of your appliances, in addition to affecting their efficiency.

Water Filtration

Instead of focusing just on minerals and hard water, water filtration focuses on the quality of your drinking water. Beyond the calcium and magnesium, you are also removing contaminants that make your drinking water unsafe — or with an undesirable taste. With a whole home filtration system, you can filter out all sediments and minerals coming through your house improving both your water quality and helping your appliances live a better life.

Not Sure What to Choose?

For hard water that leaves buildup on plumbing, skin and more, a water softening system can do the trick with ease. If you are liking to improve your home’s water quality, taking it to the next level of making it drinkable, then an entire home filtration system is the route you’ll want to go. No matter your choice, we are here to help every step of the way!

For more information regarding your home’s water quality, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions and make any repairs you may have for us!