Benefits Of A Water Softener
Most people are shocked to learn that the majority of home’s in the United States have hard water. But as soon as they discover that their water has more than 61 milligrams of calcium carbonate per liter, which is considered hard, they start to wonder if a water softener is worth the investment. And the simple answer is yes, for many of the following reasons:
Healthier Skin And Hair
Hard water laden with minerals is very damaging to skin and hair. It dries the skin making it itchy, cracked, and more prone it rashes, infections, and other health issues. The hard water is also known to dry out hair causing it to be more brittle and susceptible to damage as well as being limp and dull in appearance.
No Concern About Lime And Scale Buildup In Pipes And On Fixtures
When you see a chalky white buildup on showerheads and faucets, the culprit is the excess minerals in hard water. They clog and corrode water fixtures, eventually destroying them. In addition, the same buildup occurs inside water lines. The results of the minerals inside water lines are reduced capacity of the pipes and corrosion that will create multiple leaks in the piping. A water softener will eliminate the concerns of damage to your plumbing components due to excessive mineral concentration in the water.
No More Water Spots
Nothing is more annoying than discovering water spots on surfaces you have just cleaned, including counters, sinks, and dishes. However, when you have a water softener, there is never any worry of hard water spots making dishes and glassware look dirty or spots on surfaces you have cleaned using water.
Savings On Soap And Detergent
When you have hard water, you might have discovered that you are using more soap and detergent than recommended in your washing machine, dishwasher, or hand washing. The reason for this excess use is that the hard water impairs the function of soaps and cleaners. So when you install a water softener, you will discover that you can use far less soap or detergent and still experience better cleaning.
Softer Clothes And Linens
The same minerals that spot your dishes and sinks will also leave deposits on your clothing and linens when washed in hard water. The result is a crisp or stiff feel to sheets, towels, and clothing that has been washed in hard water and then dried.
Better Tasting Water
It can be hard to drink enough water to remain adequately hydrated when the water has a bad taste. Hard water can taste like minerals, chalky, or even metallic, making it undesirable to drink. Sure, you can purchase costly bottled water, but an investment in a water softener will solve your issues with bad-tasting water and many more.
To learn more about the benefits of a professionally installed water softener in your Minneapolis home, call the water quality experts at Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drains at 612-340-1444. We offer expert guidance and many fully warrantied water softener installation solutions to meet every customer’s soft water needs and budget.