According to studies, more than 85 percent of homes across the nation depend on a supply of water that is too hard. This refers to any type of water that includes excessive metals or minerals, including iron and calcium. While hard water is not unsafe, it can create a number of issues related to appliance use and cleaning. Installing a Water Softening System will work to dilute or remove the minerals that are present, offering a number of benefits for those who use the water.
Easier to Clean
Dishes and clothes washed in hard water often end up with soapy residue, white spots and streaks. With a Water Softening System, all the soap residue is removed, which leaves dishes, clothing and even a person’s skin and hair feeling and looking much cleaner. When less soap scum is present, many find that sinks, showers and bathtubs also remain cleaner and are much easier to maintain after the water softener is installed.
Extend the Life of Appliances
Hard water minerals can begin to build up on the insides of any appliance, which will shorten their usable life, while reducing total efficiency. However, installing a water softening system helps to extend the life of dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters and any other type of appliance that utilizes the water. When the appliance lasts longer, a homeowner will be able to save money by not having to replace the items as often. The longer an appliance lasts will also be beneficial for the environment by reducing overall waste and conserving energy and raw materials that are necessary for manufacturing new units.
Faster Heating of the Water
Soft water is easier to heat than hard water. When a water softener is installed, those using the water can access the hot water much faster. This reduces wear and tear on the unit, too, since it won’t have to work as hard to produce the hot water.
For more information about water softening systems, contact Plumbing. Take the time to test the water if necessary to determine if it is hard. If so, install a softening system to reap all the benefits they offer, which are highlighted here.