Water Softening Benefits
You have probably complained about showering with hard water when visiting a hotel, but if you have hard water at home the problem may go deeper than just dry skin. You have probably used the term hard water without even knowing that this term refers to water that has not been treated to reduce the calcium, magnesium and other minerals that makes water rate high on the hardness scale. Luckily, residential water softeners can cause this problem by dissolving calcium and magnesium ions with sodium. Here at Waldman Plumbing, we believe that all homeowners in Boston should learn about water softening benefits before deciding against investing in a water softener. Here are some of the many benefits of water softening that you may not be aware of.
Treated Water Will Not Fade Your Clothing
Hard water is one of the leading culprits for fading clothing. When you wash your clothes in hard water, the ions in the water will impede the soaps from cleansing the material. It is also common for hard water to prevent detergents and soaps from lathering properly. This will cause the fibers in your clothing to breakdown and the colors to fade. With a water softener, you can extend the life of your clothing and linens, and keep them looking new.
Extending the Life Of Your Water-Using Appliances
Your water heater, dishwasher, washing machine, ice maker and air conditioner all use the home’s water supply. If your water supply is not treated, minerals from the water will build up in your water-using appliances. Over time, the rock hard minerals can lead to inefficiency and breakdown. Most of the time, appliances in a home with hard water must be replaced much sooner than appliances in a home with a water softener. The investment in a water softener plumbing installation is sure to pay for itself in the long run and reduce the need for plumbing repairs.
Taking a shower in hard water will make the soap stick to the skin. It may also be difficult to get your hair clean because the soap does not lather. If you want healthier looking hair and smoother skin, water softener are great for personal grooming. You will feel cleaner and more refreshed.
Trust a Boston plumber to help you pick the best water softener for your home. Here at Waldman Plumbing, we are experts in everything that has to do with plumbing. Call us at 781-780-3184, and we can give you a recommendation to combat your hard water.