Make Hard Water “Bite the Dust” With a Water Softener
Springtime is a great time of year. It’s warmer and the sun is out more. The winter’s finally over and the cold weather is moving out. Now is the time to open up the windows and air out the house.
Unfortunately, a lot of dust and pollen can come in, which is why spring cleaning is so important to many homeowners around this time of year. While you might be dusting and scrubbing every inch of your home, did you know, that if you have hard water, it can make it even harder to clean?
What is Hard Water?
No, we’re not talking about ice, although that technically is hard water. Hard water is water that contains a lot of magnesium, minerals, calcium, and even trace amounts of dust!
When it rains, the water is pure, but as it goes through the ground it can pick up these minerals and make the water hard.
Similarly, if the main water supply for your home is unfiltered, these minerals will also be present from the general city water. Although it’s not dangerous to your health, it can cause issues with your appliances and plumbing, and that is why many homeowners buy water softeners.
How do Water Softeners Help?
The typical type of water softener switches the magnesium and calcium in your water and replaces it with sodium – “softening” the water in the process.
This will eliminate the problems that are caused by hard water because sodium doesn’t react negatively with soap or cause problems with pipes.
It doesn’t make the water salty, either, since it’s under 12.5 milligrams in 8 ounces. However, if you are concerned about sodium intake, you can always use a different type of water softener or just soften your laundry water.
The change happens in a tank filled with zeolite or resin beads. They’re negatively charged, and they’re bonded to sodium ions, which are positively charged. When the water goes past the beads, the exchange takes place.
Is The Water Softener Cost Worth It?
A lot of people wonder if it’s truly worth it to have a water softener installed. The truth is that a water softener can save you money over time. Here are some of the benefits of installing a water softener.
- Appliances last longer.
- Use less soap and detergent.
- Clothes look newer longer.
- Soap scum is reduced.
- Your skin and hair look better and healthier.
- Scale buildup in your pipes is prevented.
- Dishes look a lot cleaner.
- Less time spent cleaning.
As you can see, there are quite a few benefits that you’ll find from having a water softener installed in your home. Not only will it save money, but it will save you a lot of time because you don’t have to worry about cleaning as much.
Most people know about Queen and their famous song, “Another One Bites the Dust”. Yes, it’s a fun song, but the last thing you want is to have extra dust in your home and in your water having you sing it as you remove yet another appliance in your home.
When you have a water softener installed, you can eliminate the problems of hard water and save money at the same time. Ready to have dust in your water bite the dust? Give us a call and let us show you how we can help with your hard water problems.