So you’ve just moved into your new house, and you notice that something seems a little off: the water tastes different. Depending on where you live, you may have harder water than other places.
Hard water is essentially water that has more calcium and magnesium than soft water. But, there is an easy fix for this! You can easily have a water softener installed by your local plumbing company. You may be wondering: is it worth it? Below we explore all the benefits a water softener has to offer.
Appliances and Fixtures
Although not a benefit to your body, water softeners can extend the life of your appliances. Over time, the minerals in hard water can accumulate in the water track. Eventually, this causes your appliances to become corroded and beats up the track. With a water softener, fewer minerals accumulate in the appliance and help make it last longer.
Not only is a water softener good for your appliances, but also your plumbing fixtures. With toilets, if you have hard water, a ring of minerals can build up in the bowl from letting hard water sit. It’s a pain to get rid of this ring, but there are a few cleaning methods that will work. However, to just completely avoid the problem, the best solution is to just get a water softener. It will help in not only preventing the toilet ring stain, but also in preventing lime build up on your showerheads and sink faucets.
Healthier Skin and Hair
You may not notice it unless you previously owned a water softener, but it helps substantially in keeping your skin and hair healthy. Hard water can be damaging to your hair with all of the minerals it contains. Not only this, but it can also dry out your skin. Having a water softener is a huge money saver in the fact that you’ll have to use significantly less soap and lotion to clean and hydrate your skin.
Soft Water Tastes Better
One of the most evident benefits after installing a water softener is that your water will taste better by tenfold. It filters out all of the unwanted minerals and makes it the healthiest it can be for drinking. This makes your life more convenient as you can drink from the tap freely as opposed to refilling your Brita multiple times a day or buying plastic bottles.
These are just a few of the benefits of installing a water softener, but there are plenty more that you can take advantage of. Give us a call today at Knight Plumbing about any questions you might have about water softeners. They can offer help to any water softener questions you have, or any plumbing questions in general!