1. Bacteria.¬†Softeners remove hardness(calcium, lime, magnesium) through a process called ionic exchange. Ionic exchange, however, does nothing to kill bacteria. Whether it’s coliform, ferric iron or e. coli, your softener is simply not the type of equipment used to remove bacteria. 2. Toxic Metals.¬†Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium… There are many toxic metals present in wells all over the world. Softeners will […]