Water is one of the most essential parts of our planet. It is also one of the most essential parts of your home. So, you’ll want to make sure that the water in your home is the best it can be. There are a few things that can be done to make sure you have the best water you can. One of these is using a water softener. Here’s how it will help.
You Will See And Feel The Difference!
When the water supply of a household contains high levels of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, it is known as “hard water.” Caliente Plumbing, Heating, & Air of San Antonio, Texas can install a water softener in your home to deal with this. If you are wondering if this is worthwhile, you aren’t the only one. It is a common question.
Hard water can cause problems with your plumbing system. It can clog pipes and leave behind water spots, as well as complicate the dissolving process of any soap or detergent used. The buildup created also reduces the efficiency of your appliances that use water, such as a water heater. Water that’s treated with a water softener has the following benefits:
Why Consider Water Softening
Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal cations in hard water. In hard water, there is often a buildup from these components which is where the problems may start. Hard water may result in dry skin and hair, stains on the sinks and bathtubs, and plumbing that needs constant repairs. These are among other various issues all resulting from the hardness in the water. Water softening can assist with these issues, along with other benefits that can help save money and help with everyday tasks.
Repair Water Pipes Less Often
If you find yourself constantly getting repairs done to your plumbing, this may be a direct result of the buildup from calcium and magnesium. Clogging will continue and probably get worse if it is not treated by a water softener. A water softener will eliminate those minerals that harm your pipelines. Not only will it eliminate those minerals, but it will maintain the cleanliness which will last longer and will help avoid those recurring repairs.
Extend The Life Of Your Appliances
Hard water leaves behind mineral deposits when it flows. These deposits are often visible in the form of stains near drains and spots on dishes. This can also leave your clothes looking dingy. Hard water starts to do damage behind the scenes. This will mean things like shortening the life of dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters. Faucets and toilets can be damaged too. This is caused by a gradual buildup of the minerals the hard water causes over time. Water softening works to reduce the concentration of mineral to give the water a smooth feeling, which eliminates that cause of buildup and your machines will retain their original efficiency. They’ll last longer too!
Hard water increases the load on water heaters and reduces their efficiency, causing the use of even more water. When you’re increasing water usage, you’re going to have higher water and energy bills. For instance, when the mineral buildup occurs within a water heater, it’s twice as hard to get your water hot to the temperature it needs to be. With soft water, your water heater doesn’t have to work as hard, which will save you a good percentage of your energy costs every year.
Better Tasting Water
Some people are very cautious when drinking water directly from their faucet. Many are opposed, merely because of the not-so-good smell and taste. The reason this occurs is that the water they are drinking contains some minerals that contain an unfavorable smell and taste. The use of a water softener would remove that unpleasant taste and smell by canceling out mineral contents and replenishing it with healthy, odorless, and great-tasting drinkable water.
Cleaning Is Easy
One of the greatest benefits of a water softener is that the reduced amount of soap scum means your cleaning around the house just got easier. Your dishes will come out spotless. The clothes you clean will look better and last longer too. Your sinks and faucets will be much easier to keep clean. Plus, when you are in the shower, your soap and shampoo will work better and clean faster. Then you will have more time for things you want to do.
Give Us A Call
Call Caliente Plumbing, Heating, & Air today and we’ll start with an on-site evaluation to see just how hard your water currently is. We will always provide you with honest recommendations as to what we think is the best option for you and your home. Start enjoying the benefits of softer water and give us a call!