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The Benefits of a Water Softener

Do you have “hard water?” Do you notice a white crusty buildup around the faucets and drains in your home? Have you detected a slight drop in water pressure developing in your sinks and showers slowly over the years? You may benefit from a water softener. Water softeners eliminate “hard water,” a problem in which there are a number of minerals in the water supply that can damage your plumbing system. Learn more about the benefits of these systems in our guide.

What Is Hard Water?

In order to understand why it’s so important for so many homeowners to have a water softener installed in their plumbing systems, you should first know why hard water is such a big deal. Calcium and magnesium, the minerals in hard water, are not really a health concern. But the deposits they leave behind in the pipes, your clothes washer, your sink, your showerhead, and your dishwasher could end up doing a lot of damage. Many people also notice additional effects if the problem is severe, such as a difference in the look and feel of one’s hair after a shower or even the taste of food.

The Benefits of a Water Softener

Water softeners contain a brine tank that replaces the minerals in hard water with a very small amount of sodium (not enough to have any effect on your health, in most cases). This is installed where your water line starts, in order to protect your entire plumbing system. Here are a few reasons to consider this system.

  • Protects your pipes – Mineral deposits can build up until water flow becomes completely restricted, leading to some major repiping.
  • Protects costly appliances – These same deposits can damage your washing machine, dishwasher, and even your coffee maker.
  • Allows soap to lather easily – Calcium can actually interfere with soap’s ability to lather. As a result, you might find residue left behind after a load of laundry or dishes.
  • Restore the look of your fixtures, drains, and dishes – Soft water won’t have the same scaling effect on your drains and faucets. Additionally, after a load of dishes, you won’t see spots on your glassware and silverware.

Contact the friendly people at Advanced Home Services for water softener installation in the Rexburg, ID area. We are the standard when it comes to providing great service.