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Picking The Right Water Softener System
Roughly 85 percent of households in the United States are dependent on hard water supply according to statistics. Hard water refers to water containing excessive concentration of minerals or metals, such as calcium, magnesium and iron. While it is generally safe to use, hard water however can cause various problems overtime.
It can especially take its toll on your plumbing. The high levels of minerals can leave deposits on your pipes, fixtures, drains which in the long run can subsequently lead to clogs, leaks and water pressure troubles. While these will clearly cause inconvenience at home, this will also cut short the functional life of your plumbing system. In addition, using hard water at home can affect the performance and longevity of your water-using appliances such as your washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker and water heater, as the mineral deposits that have accumulated inside these appliances can diminish their overall efficiency and shorten their usable life.
And there are the obvious inconveniences as well. The minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium, react with many shampoos, detergents, soaps, and cleansers decreasing their lathering and cleaning capability in the process. As a result, you tend to use more of these and rinse longer. These minerals also forms “soap curd” which causes those spotted dishes and unsightly cloudy coating especially when you use a dishwasher to clean them as the minerals are released much faster when in contact with heat. These minerals also tend to cling to fabrics making your newly-washed clothes look dirty and smelly. Bathing in hard water can also be a problem. A film of sticky soap will remain in your body which can cause your skin to dry and itch. In addition, your washed hair usually appears limp, dull and dry because of the mineral residue left on it.
These hard water problems can be easily and effectively addressed by installing a water softening system at home. Basically, a water softener reduces the mineral content in your water eliminating the scales or the scaly deposits inside pipes and appliances consequently preserving and extending their lifespan. Water softeners also get rid of the soap scum making way for cleaner and easier-to-maintain bathtubs, showers and sinks. Plus, your clothes, silverware, and glassware as well as your hair and body are thoroughly cleansed of soap leaving them clean and fresh.
And while this may seem insignificant, softened water is quicker to heat as water softeners can significantly boost the efficiency of both electric and gas-powered water heaters. This can translate to minimized energy use at home. In fact, statistics says that households installed with water softener systems will be able to reduce their energy costs of those heating units by about 22-29% each year.
If you think about it, installing a water softener at home does more than eliminate those nuisance problems posed by hard water. More than anything else, it can save you from those costly inconveniences such as replacing failed appliances and water lines, which by the way, are inevitable if you continue to use hard water at home.
Picking the right water softener is an important step in the purification of your water. To understand sizing, it is best to understand how it all works. What a water softener does is trade “hard” minerals in Water Softeners water for “soft” minerals in water.
That's simple enough but the trick comes in choosing a system properly sized for the use you will be expecting to get out of it.
If you get a system that is too small you will lose some of the benefits of having a soft water system in your home. Too large and it's simply a waste of good money.
You can count on the expertise of the professionals at Weldon Couch Plumbing to help you choose the right system for your home or office.
How Does Hard Water Affect You?
Hard water is the result of high levels of calcium and magnesium in your water. It occurs naturally in over 85% of the water supply in Central Texas. The dissolved minerals in our water get deposited on everything your water touches. Over a short period of time it will do more than just leave unsightly residue on your clothes, dishes, tubs and sinks, it can actually build up deposits that can do damage or cause blockages in your plumbing and hot water heaters. In short, doing nothing about your hard water can cost you money!
Here is a list of common problems caused by hard water:
- Spots on clean dishes, glassware and utensils.
- Mineral build-up on faucets, sinks and tubs.
- Requires the use of excessive cleaning products and time needed for cleaning, due to mineral build-up.
- Higher electric and gas bills, due to mineral build-up on water heater heating coils.
- Shortened life spans for water using appliances due to mineral build-up on internal parts. This would include your coffee maker and refrigerator's ice maker.
- Increased soap and shampoo use, because hard water doesn’t produce a good lather.
- Stiff, worn clothes from leftover mineral and soap residue.
- Dry, flaky skin from leftover mineral and soap residue.
- Brittle, lifeless hair from leftover mineral and soap residue.
Weldon Couch Plumbing has the right water treatment equipment for every situation. We can help you choose the perfect solution for you.
Contact Weldon Couch Plumbing and start enjoying soft water in your home today.
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