Why You Should Install a Water Softener

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Buying a water softener may seem like an additional piece of home equipment that you don’t need. However, the benefits of purchasing and installing a water softener in the Phoenix metro area far outweigh the disadvantages. We have some of the hardest water in the country which is a result of two common minerals that are naturally occurring in Arizona soil – magnesium and calcium. These minerals dissolve in our water and create those unsightly, white chalky deposits. Signs of hard water in your house include stains on sinks and bathtubs, spots on clean dishes, and scale deposits that we commonly see on shower doors and in toilets.

The solution for reducing water hardness is to install a water softener. It works by removing water hardness by a process known as ion exchange. Sodium and potassium ions replace the calcium and magnesium ions creating soft water. Here are some of the advantages of installing a water softener.

Your Skin and Hair Will Look Healthier

Mineral residue can dry out your skin and dull your hair along with affecting pH skin balance. Soft water doesn’t cause this problem. Shampoo and soap won’t lather as well in hard water, nor does it rinse away as well as it does with soft water.

Soft Water Tastes Better

Another benefit of soft water is better tasting water. When ion exchange occurs, it adds a trace amount of sodium to the water that most people won’t taste or notice, resulting in taste-free water. You’ll no longer have to deal with any unpleasant tastes or smells from hard water.

Makes Cleaning Easier

Soft water doesn’t contain minerals that leave residue behind. You won’t have any limescale residue in sinks, bathtubs, and toilets nor red stains from ferric iron in hard water. Soft water also leaves your home’s pipes free from mineral deposits that can cause leaks and clogs.

Keeps Clothing Softer

Washing your clothes in hard water can leave them feeling rough and dull looking. With a water softener, you’ll be amazed by the softness and appearance of your clothing.

Extend the Life of Your Appliances

Appliances that use water, such as washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators can be impacted with a variety of issues due to the build-up of minerals. Over time this can reduce the lifespan of your appliances. By making the switch to softer water, you can go a long way towards extending the lifespan of your home’s appliances.

Learn More

When you look at the advantages of a water softener, you’ll be impressed with how it can improve the overall comfort and value of your house. At Cool Blew, we can recommend and install water softeners for homeowners. Learn more today by calling your plumbing professionals at Cool Blew at 623-872-2900.