Suppose you’re sick of the way your water ruins your appliances, dries out your skin and clothes, and leaves faucet-clogging mineral deposits everywhere. In that case, it’s time to consider a water softener installation. Once you’ve experienced life with soft water, you’ll never want to go back to the way it was before. Call one of our experienced technicians today for a consultation and find out how a water softener can change your home life for the better.
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What is Hard Water?
Many people are familiar with the term ‘hard water’ but don’t know precisely what it means. When water is described as hard, it contains high amounts of calcium and/or magnesium and other minerals. Although high mineral content in the water has many health benefits, there are a few detriments that some people prefer to live without. For example, hard water makes soap less effective as a cleaner, which means instead of rinsing away, you end up with soap residue on your skin and on your fixtures called soap scum. Also, since soap doesn’t clean as effectively in hard water, it may come out dull and stiff when you wash your hair, and the same is true for clothes.
While hard water does provide much-needed nutrients, many homeowners prefer to supplement their nutrition with a vitamin and use soft water for everyday use.
Benefits of a Water Softener Installation
Now that you know some of the ill effects of hard water let’s look at what installing a water softener in your home can do for you.
Roughly 85% of the water in the US is hard, which means that your household will most likely benefit from a water softener. Maybe you don’t think you need a water softener, but before deciding against it, check out the following benefits.
- Lower Energy Bills – Sediment buildup in your water heater is one of the many consequences of hard water. When sediment builds up in the tank, it causes your water heater to work harder, which means it uses more energy. Also, you won’t have to use as much water to wash, which also saves you money on your water bill.
- Reduced Stains – Minerals in hard water leave behind stains on clothes, dishware, silverware, cups, and appliances. Not only are these stains unsightly, but they require frequent cleaning, which means wasted time and energy you could use for more productive things.
- Healthier Skin & Hair – Hard water dries out your skin and hair and forms a layer of film that makes it more difficult for your skin to absorb moisture, causing it to dry out more quickly.
- Lower Water Bill – Because of the stains and gunk left behind from hard water, you use more water for cleaning. With a water softener, you don’t have to worry about the stains, which means you use less water to clean with.
To find out more about how a water softener can benefit your household, call us for a consultation.
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Our Water Softener Service
If you already have a water softener, you can count on us to maintain and repair your system to keep it running efficiently. Call us for an on-site consultation and let us determine how best to keep your water softener in top condition.