Not all homes require a water softener to ensure the safety of your water. However, there are so many personal and environmental benefits to having a water softener that may make you change your mind. Water softeners are designed to filter out excess magnesium and calcium that might make their way into your water system. Not only do they improve the quality of your drinking water, but it can even help improve the lifespan of your water heater. Here are 4 benefits of water softeners that will enhance your daily life.
It Can Improve Your Hair and Skin
Believe it or not, water softeners can be extremely beneficial for your skin and hair. “Hard water” or water that has high mineral content, is not entirely compatible with soap, making it harder to efficiently clean your skin when showing.
Water softeners get rid of the harsh minerals in your water, making it easier to lather your skin and hair properly. You will never have to worry about the natural oils being stripped from your skin and it can even help to eliminate fading and frizzy hair.
It Can Help You Save Money
You may be thinking that investing in a water softener is going to cost you more money than it could ever save you. That is not always the case. Over time the hard water traveling through your pipes allows harmful minerals to build up, causing the lifespan of your plumbing system to deteriorate.
A water softener allows your pipes to run at the proper energy levels required for your home. Buildup over time from hard water can force your appliances to work harder and longer than needed to effectively do their job, resulting in a shorter lifespan and expensive repairs.
If you feel like your home appliances are not running properly, contact your local plumber to schedule an appointment immediately.
It Will Keep Your Clothes from Fading
Have you ever realized that after washing your favorite new pair of jeans a few times, their already looking old and faded? This could mean that you have an excess of hard water being used to wash your clothes. Water softeners remove harmful minerals, making your clothes look and feel brand new.
It Can Make Your Dishes Cleaner
There is nothing more frustrating than putting a load of dishes in the dishwasher and having them come out dirty. All that time and water wasted due to hard water grime and faulty water pressure. Water softeners allow your dishes to stay clean with proper water filtration.
You will no longer have to worry about bacteria or persistent white film living on the surface of – what are supposed to be – clean dishes. Water softeners allow your soaps and detergents to clean your dishes thoroughly the first time.
For questions about water softeners, call Morrison Plumbing, Heating & Air at (618) 408-1446 today!