If you are like most families, you use hundreds of gallons of water every week in your day-to-day activities—showering, using the bathroom, washing your dishes and clothes—and all that water can actually do damage over time, especially if it contains harsh minerals and particles. These things in the water can change how effectively your water is able to clean, change the way it tastes, and even impact your own personal health and the health of your family. If you have ever wondered about the benefits of a water softener, here are just a few of the reasons you should get one before the end of the summer.
Hard water is not only hard on your skin, hair, and clothes; it’s also very hard on your pipes and appliances. As that water makes its way from the outside to your faucets, it leaves little deposits of calcium and magnesium that eventually stick together and can block off water flow. Over time these deposits can also reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of appliances like your dishwasher and washing machine, and clog the faucets. Getting a water softener can help keep harsh minerals from the pipes and allow for smooth water flow.
The process of softening water means removing the minerals that cause it to be “hard”, but the benefit of that comes in how much softer everything else is around your house, including your clothing, skin, and hair. Hard water damages the fibers in your clothes and can cause fabrics to fade sooner, and can cause your hair and skin to dry out. Even the most expensive shampoos and soaps are usually not enough to overcome the damage from hard water over time. As an added bonus, you won’t have to scrub off those hard water stains from the walls of your shower anymore, since soft water rinses completely clean.
Better Tasting Water
You’ve heard that you should be drinking about eight glasses of water each day, right? The problem is that it can be hard to talk yourself into drinking water from your faucet that doesn’t taste good. Minerals in your hard water can impact the taste of drinking water, but before you go out and spend a fortune on bottled water, consider a whole-home water softener. Removing the impurities in the water can instantly improve the taste and make it easier to reach your hydration goals.
All of these benefits can also be traced to another advantage of water softeners: money savings. Not only will you spend less money on repairs for plumbing and appliances, you will use less soap and detergent, and extend the useful life of things like dishwashers and washing machines.
If you have ever considered a home water softener, contact a Centerville plumber today to find out just how beneficial it can be—and just how easy it is to get installed so you can enjoy all those benefits sooner than later.