You may have heard the term “hard water” before, but you may not be 100% sure what that means. Hard water refers to water that contains high levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium. While hard water is not dangerous, it does have some negative effects. For instance, hard water can cause mineral deposits to build up in your pipes, causing lower water pressure and decreasing flow. Hard water can also create white calcium carbonate spots on your fixtures or dishes. It can even stain your clothing when it comes out of the wash.
However, water softeners can easily prevent these issues and provide benefits such as the following:
- Improved water taste- If you have hard water, you may notice that your drinking water tastes strange. This is because of all the excess minerals in your water. However, water softeners can reduce these minerals and make your water taste more pleasant.
- Softer clothing- Hard water can make your clothing feel stiff and cause more static, but water softeners will make your clothing feel softer and more comfortable.
- Healthier skin and hair- Hard water is known for being very drying, which is not good for your skin and hair. In contrast, soft water will improve your skin and hair’s texture, and it will make your soap more effective too.
- Reduce lime buildup- Water softeners will help reduce mineral buildup on your plumbing fixtures, showers, and sinks, so you can save time on cleaning.
If you have any questions about the benefits of water softeners, give us a call at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines.