A water softener is an appliance installed in your home to remove minerals from your water supply, making it “soft.”
You should have a water softener installed in your home to enjoy the many benefits of softened water. Understanding some of the advantages of installing a water softener to remove hard water minerals from your home’s water can help you see why this is such an essential appliance.
Extend the Lifespan of Appliances
Appliances that use water, such as washing machines and dishwashers, can last longer when you have a water softener installed. This durability is due to the removal of hard water minerals, eliminating hard water damage or corrosion from these appliances.
You may find that your appliances function more efficiently overall when they do not have to work as hard to operate in softened water.
Easier Cleaning Throughout the Home
Another advantage of softened water is easier cleaning throughout your home. Your tub and shower will stay cleaner for more extended periods in the bathroom, and soap scum will be much easier to remove. There will be no mineral deposits left on your clothes when doing laundry.
In the kitchen, dishes will come out cleaner from the dishwasher, and you will not have to scrub pots and pans to remove tough mineral deposits. Water spots will also be a thing of the past!
Fewer Repairs Needed for Plumbing
Over time, hard water minerals can cause damage to your home’s plumbing system. Pipes can become clogged with mineral deposits, and fixtures can become corroded. When you have a water softener installed, you can avoid these repair issues and keep your plumbing system in good condition for many years to come.
Saving Money on Soap and Other Household Products
Because softened water leads to less soap scum buildup and fewer water spots, you may need to use less soap, detergent, and other household cleaning products. This can save you money over time, as well as help to reduce the number of chemicals that are present in your home.
Healthier, Softer Skin and Hair
The minerals in hard water can also take a toll on your skin and hair. When you shower or bathe in softened water, you may find that your skin is softer and less dry. Your hair may also be shinier and easier to manage.
If you have problems with dandruff, switching to softened water may help eliminate the issue. In general, you may find that your skin and hair look and feel better when you use softened water regularly.
If you are concerned about the hardness of your water, or if you would like to enjoy any of these benefits, you should have a water softener installed in your home by a residential plumbing contractor.
This installation is a relatively simple process, and once the water softener installation is complete, you can enjoy all the benefits of having softened water in your home.
Fletcher’s Plumbing and Contracting in Northern California can install a Kinetico Water System in your home to give you all of these benefits and more! Call us today at (530) 673-2489 for a free consultation.