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3 Benefits of the Best Water Softener System

The water that runs through the pipes of your home every day has a big impact on your daily life. Water is largely taken for granted, but from your morning shower to washing dishes after dinner, the quality of water you use makes a huge difference to your bank balance, free time, and most importantly, your health.

Unfortunately, most homes have hard water by default. Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. This high mineral content makes your water taste different, and it often leaves a noticeable residue on your dishes and clothes. That means as you spend more money on pricey cleaning products, your water flows on as the silent, stealthy trouble maker.

But you don’t have to continue putting up with poor quality water. Kinetico water softener systems can provide you with clean, soft water that makes your life better — often in ways you’d never even considered. The Fletcher’s Plumbing & Contracting team is proud to be an authorized, independent Kinetico dealer because we know that it is the best water softener money can buy.

Benefits of a Kinetico Water System

1. It’s better for your health.

We could probably all stand to drink more water. But it’s hard to stay motivated to refill your water bottle when the water just doesn’t taste good. With a Kinetico water softener system, fresh, safe, and clean-tasting drinking water comes right out of your faucet every time. You don’t need to install bulky water filters or worry about refilling a pitcher.

Soft water can even improve the taste of certain foods that you prepare in your kitchen. Think about all the recipes you use that include water. From rinsing vegetables to cooking rice, many foods don’t taste as good if they are made with hard water. The calcium may combine with a protein in certain vegetable skins and make them tough or shriveled, and other water contaminants can add unhealthy compounds into your diet without your knowledge.

A water softener system can also prevent skin dryness. When you shower or wash your hands with hard water, you may notice residue that lingers and feels dry on your skin. It may even lead to an itchy scalp or irritating rash. Many people who switch to soft water also notice a positive difference in their hair and nails.

2. It saves you money.

With a great water softener system, you can stop spending money on bottled water, excessive detergents, and high monthly power bills. You’ll enjoy drinking the water from your faucet enough to leave bottled water off of your grocery list, and you won’t need as much detergent to get dishes, clothes and appliances clean. In fact, many detergents contain chemical water softeners. Without having to fight through those hard water minerals, you can use less soap and detergent all over the house.

Kinetico water softener systems also guarantee lower monthly power bills because they run on water rather than electricity, and the treated water is easier on all of your pipes, so you can expect your water heater to run more efficiently. You won’t have to pay for as many plumbing repairs or maintenance to get rid of scale buildup.

You can even expect to pay less to fix or replace your appliances. Eliminating unnecessary minerals from the water you use to operate or clean certain appliances can help them run more efficiently for longer.

3. It’s low maintenance.

You’ll be amazed by how much time and effort you’ll save yourself by cleaning dishes, appliances, and    clothes with soft water. You may be so accustomed to re-washing the spotted dishes that come out of the dishwasher, you’ve forgotten there is a better way. That’s why we’re here to remind you that the water in your home is something you use every day, and it could be hurting your health, costing you money, and wasting your time.

How to Find out if You’re Living With Hard Water

If some of these symptoms sound too familiar, we can help. Fletcher’s offers free water tests to determine what’s in your water, and what may be the best water softener solution for you. Contact us today to schedule your free test and quote at 530-673-2489.