Dry, itchy skin. White, rusty build-up around your faucets and shower heads. Hard, scratchy towels. What do these things have in common? Hard water. Hard water is a common fixture in roughly 85% of all households. So what should one do to address the issue? Have you ever considered the benefits of a water softener?
Hard water is the term used to describe water that contains dissolved minerals like calcium, sulfur, magnesium, and iron. These minerals don’t make the water inherently unsafe to use, but they can wreak havoc in your home in other ways. Stiff, dingy laundry, mineral deposits on dishes and glassware, visible stains or buildup on sinks, faucets, and bathtubs are just a few of the signs. It can also cause buildup inside pipes and appliances, potentially causing clogs or malfunctions. The scale deposits from hardness buildup affects fixtures and appliances found throughout the home. This buildup can lower the efficiency and shorten the lifespan of your appliances.
A water softener works to treat hard water by removing the minerals responsible through a process called “ion-exchange. Mineral ions that cause hardness and damage to your home are trapped by resin within the system and exchanged for sodium and potassium ions. When the ions are trapped, the benefits can become reality for your water.
Benefits of having a whole-house water softener in your home include:
- Cleaner and brighter laundry
- Cleaner hair and skin
- Sparkling dishes
- Plumbing protection
- Extends the life of appliances
- Bottom line savings
If you’re wondering whether your home could benefit from a water softening system or which system is right for your family, contact the water treatment pros at The Waterworks for more usage tips, professional installation, or for a free in-home water analysis. Better care, Better value, Better results. Give us a call today to discuss your options.