Are Water Softeners Important?
Posted on March 29th, 2018
When you turn on the faucet in your house, you expect fresh, clean water to flow out.
But instead, it’s hard water. It’s water that is high in such mineral content as calcium and magnesium carbonates. It could be shortening the efficiency and the lifespan of your plumbing system as well as your favorite appliances.
Plumbing & A/C Medic wants you to know the benefits of having a traditional water softener installed in your home, a treatment unit specially designed to remove hard mineral deposits from your water supply. Using hard water in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry room not only requires the use of more soap, it also leaves behind a white soap scum residue. Hard water causes spotting on your dishes and glassware, and often causes your laundry to look dingy.
But the worse damage caused by using hard water in your home is the build-up of scaling that occurs in your plumbing pipes and eventually any appliance that uses water flowing through it, including washing machines, hot water heaters, dishwashers and coffee makers.
Plumbing & A/C Medic can remove the high mineral content in your water supply by installing a water softner. Water softening is a very effective water treatment method that uses salt through an ion exchange to replace the damaging calcium and magnesium in the water. The result is clean and fresh water that feels softer to the touch.
There are numerous benefits to installing a water softener in your home. Your dishes and clothing will be easier to wash and keep clean. Hair and skin after bathing will look and feel cleaner. Your appliances, including dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters will last longer and work more efficiently.
Hot water heaters alone can offer up to 29% more energy efficiency using softened water. Do you see the crust build up on faucets or shower heads? Soft water eliminates the problem of mineral clogging and corrosion to your overall plumbing system.