- More Effective Cleaning
Soft water produces less soap scum when you clean dishes or clothes. Re-washing spots and mineral stains takes more time and increases water usage. The lather that soft water and soap produces creates a more effective cleaning and rinsing experience.
- Softer Skin and Hair
- Plumbing Can Last Longer
Harsh minerals can clog drains, eat away at your pipes, and damage fixtures. That’s why soft water can increase your plumbing system’s average lifespan and reduces the amount of maintenance you need. Softening the water therefore adds convenience and avoids major repairs and replacements, possibly adding years or decades to your plumbing system.
- Protects Your Appliances
Pipes and plumbing fixtures aren’t the only parts of your home affected. Soft water can avoid any negative effects of hard water and minerals on your washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, or other water-using appliances. These can perform much better and last longer just by removing harsh minerals. In fact, most plumbing hardware failures are caused by hard water.
- Cost Savings
With soft water, you will likely need to use less of a cleaning product, meaning you won’t have to replace it as soon. You can buy less soap too. Another effect of soft water is that it heats more efficiently. Less energy is therefore needed for water heating, which can contribute to savings on your monthly utility bills. The exact amount depends on water usage and the general condition of your plumbing system.
- Water Softening Is Safe
Soft water is safe to drink and use with proper maintenance and knowledge. Periodically clean water softening equipment, as bacteria and fungi can grow on the resin used to remove impurities from hard water. Soft water also tends to have more sodium, which is crucial to know if you have concerns with blood pressure or require a low sodium diet (or, you can install a system that uses potassium instead). If your plumbing system is old, then lead and other contaminants can be a concern, which a water softener cannot address.
- Easy to Install
A water softener is simply an attachment that hooks up to your plumbing system. As water from the tap passes through, minerals are removed. There are different types of water softeners, but a common type uses ion exchange in which minerals are attracted to sodium. Common minerals found in drinking water are either reduced or completely eliminated.
Contact Us Today
Elmer’s Home Services, also trusted for AC replacement and plumbing repair, provides water softener installation in San Antonio, where some of the hardest water in the country is found. We offer several different models to best accommodate your home. Contact us