Should You Get A Home Water Softener?

Posted on: 16 February 2021

Are you considering getting a salt-based water softener for your home, but not sure if it's right for you? These systems work by taking hard minerals and exchanging them for soft ones, like potassium and sodium, to improve the overall quality of your water. It will help to know the following things about water softening so that you can decide if it's the right choice for you.

You'll Use Less Soap

Have you noticed that you are using a lot of soap for bathing or washing dishes? This is because the hard minerals in your water are making it difficult for the soaps to do their job, causing you to use more than you should. A water softening system is going to make those soaps more effective so that you need to use less over time. The soap will rinse off much easier, lather better, and not leave a residue when you are finished.

You'll Have Fewer Lime Deposits

Is there a white film on your faucets and fixtures where water touches the surface? This is a result of those hard minerals in the water that are left behind when the water washes off the surface. When you remove the hard mineral with a water softener, the surfaces that water touches are going to be much cleaner. This extends to the dishes that you wash, which may have those white lime deposits on them. 

Your Home Appliances Will Be More Efficient

One thing to know about hard water is that it causes problems with the appliances in your home that use water. This includes your washing machine, dishwasher, hot water heater, and even your coffee maker. For example, the lime deposits can have an impact on moving parts, or just cause mechanical components to break down prematurely. By running softened water through these appliances, they are going to last a lot longer and have fewer problems over time.

Your Clothes Will Last Longer

All of the clothes that are washed in a washing machine with hard water are going to see the fabric break down sooner than if you used softened water. In addition, soft water is going to make your clothes feel much softer. You'll notice that whites will come out looking a bit brighter as well thanks to having soft water. 

Think that you need a water softener? Contact a water softener service in your area to find out more information about how to have one installed. 

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