Notice any stains or smells from your water? Like most US households, you probably have hard water. Your water has picked up all sorts of dissolved minerals and contaminants before reaching your home. It stains your fixtures, dries out your skin and hair, and corrodes your appliances. A water softener from Angel Water will eliminate those minerals, extending the life of your plumbing system and reducing the amount of money you spend on soap. So, contact us today and achieve softer, better water!
How Does Hard Water Form
Almost all water in the U.S. starts out as hard water. Hard water is formed when it is contaminated with dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead, and limestone. As water transfers from a liquid to vapor and back as part of the water cycle, it dissolves everything it touches. As vapor passes through the air in the form of clouds it grabs hold of minerals like sulfur, and this water then falls back to the earth in the form of acidic rain. When the water seeps through the earth it will pick up and dissolve minerals such as PCBs, bacteria, fertilizers and insecticides. Thus as rain passes through soil it will often pick up contaminants from sewage, industrial waste, and agricultural run-off before eventually flowing into your water supply.
Effects of Hard Water
If you have hard water you may notice stains on the sink or bathtub, or a foul smell. The stains found on your sink don’t stop there though—they build up along the inside of your pipes and clog your drains. You can imagine what those minerals are doing to your body as you consume them.
You will also find yourself needing a lot more soap than you should to get your dishes clean as you just cannot seem to get the water spots off. And when you shower, the minerals found within hard water will stain and dry out your hair leaving it dull, frizzy, and unmanageable.
Perhaps you think that a few stains or dry hair is not worth spending the money to install a water softener. However, the effects of hard water will leave a bigger dent in your wallet in the long run than you think. Because of the build-up on your pipes caused by hard water, the plumber will be making regular trips to unclog your drains and you will spend more money on buying soaps to get things clean, all of which you could avoid by installing a water softener.
What does a Water Softener Do for Me?
Water softeners are very useful in that they eliminate the calcium and magnesium found in hard water. This will extend the life of water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, coffeemakers, humidifiers, and of course the whole plumbing system by at least 30%. Not to mention that soft water reduces the amount of soap you need to use to get things clean by up to 70%! Statistics have shown that between seventeen and twenty cents of every dollar is spent on cleaning products. A water softener will help you save up to 65% on cleaning products and improve the environment all at the same time.
Here is a closer look on how you can improve your life and household with soft water:
In the Bathroom
Showering will be a much more pleasant experience as you will get and feel cleaner. Your hair and skin will feel healthier and softer and no more soap scum and stains on sinks, tubs, and toilets.
In the Kitchen
No more spots! Your glasses will be clear instead of cloudy, you won’t need as much soap to get the job done, and your hands will feel softer.
In the Laundry Room
Your clothes will be softer, cleaner, and brighter in color, you won’t need as much detergent, and your clothes will last longer when you have a water softener installed.
Throughout the House:
Any water-using machines like water heaters, coffee pots, and humidifiers will last much longer as they will not be corroded with hard water minerals.
As you can see, a water softener will not only make your life easier, it will save you tons of money in the long run. To learn more about what type of water softener is best for your home, give the professionals at Angel Water, Inc. a call today!