Hard water can cause damage to your pipes, appliances and fixtures as well as leaving water spots and residue on surfaces in your home. It can also make your skin itchy and cause your drinking water to taste funny or smell bad. Water collects minerals like calcium and magnesium as it flows through the ground and once it has accumulated large amounts of minerals, it is classified as hard water. Water softeners remove those minerals through a process called ion-exchange in which mineral ions are trapped by resin and exchanged for sodium and potassium ions. If you have never considered the benefits of water softeners, there are three main reasons why you need one in your home.
- Cleaner Surfaces. Most of us don’t like to clean and water softeners reduce the need for scrubbing residue and spots from showers, faucets, and sinks. They also keep your dishes cleaner and prevent color from fading when you wash your clothes. Water that has been softened also dissolves soap scum in your bathroom and keeps your hair and skin softer.
- Saves Energy. Water softeners save you money by preventing buildup in your pipes and appliances, which may lead to costly repair bills. You will also need less detergent and soap to achieve the same level of clean.
- Better Tasting Drinking Water. If your water has a strange smell or taste, a water softener can remove the calcium and magnesium that causes it and also help to prevent buildup on your ice cubes.
If you have hard water, a water softener can improve the quality of the water that you use for so many different things in your home. For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Progressive Water Solutions LLC today!