What Are The Benefits Of A Water Softener?

If you don't have a water softener, you may wonder if it's really worth getting one. Hard water certainly doesn't kill anyone, so why make a purchase for something you don't need? While hard water may not be dangerous to your immediate health, it can pose a variety of problems to your home. 

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water has more calcium and magnesium in it than soft water. One of the least official ways to tell if you have hard water or soft water is how your skin feels after you rinse off your hands or body. If your skin feels slick, then you likely have soft water. These extra elements have been known to clog pipes over time, and potentially make it harder for soaps and detergents to properly absorb. Hard water can leave stains on dishes and clothes from the washer. The build-up in the pipes make your appliances less efficient, and you may find yourself spending more money on energy as the months go by. Soap may also end up reacting to the elements in the water, which is why people who wash their hair in hard water may find that their hair feels dull or even sticky afterward. 

Getting a Water Softener 

A water softener is a unit that will turn your hard water into soft water safely. It makes for better efficiency first and foremost, and whatever you spend on the softener will likely be less than what you spend on energy bills should you choose to keep your hard water. A softener will remove certain ions from the water, which makes the properties of your water more stable. They turn the calcium that's present in the water into tiny crystals that cannot attach to the pipes. 

If you need a water softener company or water treatment solutions, contact the team at The Jayson Company today.


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