Do You Have Hard Water Issues? Here’s 3 Reasons to Get a Water Softener!
It would be nice to turn on the faucet and be able to drink great-tasting water direct from the tap, however that is not a reality for all Americans. Hard water can be an issue all over the country, but certain areas can be particularly vulnerable due to the levels of calcium, magnesium and other hard minerals in the ground. These minerals often find their way into drink water, as the water travels through aquifers as it makes it way to municipal drinking water reservoir systems.
Do You Have Hard Water?
You can usually tell you have hard water when you dry your dishes and see you spots left behind. Those spots are residue left over from the minerals in your water. Although, testing your water is the best way to find out if you have hard water. If you find that you have hard water, you might consider having a water softening system installed in your home. A water softening system works by running your regular well or municipal tap water through a system that removes the minerals and leaves behind great tasting soft water.
Besides better taste, there are quite a few reasons to purchase a water softening system for your home.
Good for Your Skin and Hair
You’ve heard it before, “hard water is bad for your skin.” That’s a fact. Hard water leaves behind a mineral residue that is bad for your skin. Dry water causes your skin to become dry and itchy. It can also cause eczema and psoriasis to flare up. In addition, it can decrease the elasticity of your skin, causing you to look older.
Hard water is also hard on your hair, in addition to worsening psoriasis which can cause embarrassing flakes on your scalp. Hard water can also fade your colored hair, causing it to look dull.
Less Plastic in Landfills
When your tap water tastes good, you’re more likely to drink it. There is a better chance of you grabbing your reusable water bottle and filling it up on your way out of the door, rather than stopping off and buying a bottle at the convenience store. Using reusable water bottles means there is a lot less of those plastic bottles in the landfill.
You’re not only positively impacting the planet by using less plastic, but you’re also positively impacting your pocketbook by spending less money on bottled water when you have perfectly delicious water coming right out of your faucet. The cost of bottled water adds up quickly. You will be saving more than the planet by installing a water purification system in your home.
Increases the Life of Your Plumbing
Many people underestimate the impact hard water can have on:
- Pipes – Hard water deposits can clog your pipes. Your pipes will be less efficient at carrying water and eventually can become wholly blocked and need to be replaced.
- Showerhead – Over time hard water will leave behind mineral deposits on your shower head. These deposits will clog up the holes and start to lessen your water pressure. Appliances-hard water can leave behind deposits that can erode that rubber seals on appliances like coffee makers. The breakdown of these rubber seals can cause leakage and shorten the lifespan of your appliances. These same mineral deposits can also impact your washing machine and dishwasher by leaving behind residue, and clogging up holes where water sprays out.
- Water heater – Hard water leaves the sediment in the bottom of your water heater. Your water heater is forced to heat the deposits before it begins to heat your water. This heating of residue wastes energy and may lead you to replace your water heater soon than you would if your water was soft.
Having hard water is bad for your skin, your pipes and your wallet. There is no need to keep buying water bottles or needlessly replacing pipes. You can contact us to discuss how to get a water softening system installed in your home.