home water systems, our water softeners can truly improve the quality of life with hard water. Hard water is a common problem that more than 85% of American households are trying to live with. As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves very small amounts of minerals and holds them in solution. Hard water is a result of the dissolved minerals calcium, magnesium, and manganese. Hard water causes quite a list of issues for homeowners; soap scum in sinks and bathtubs, bathtub rings, spots on dishes or shower doors, reduced foaming and cleaning abilities of soaps and detergents, dingy and yellowed clothes with soapy residues that require extra rinsing to remove, clogged pipes from buildup of minerals, increased water heating costs from buildup of minerals, reducing efficiency of water heaters, and possible skin infections from bacteria trapped in pores underneath soap scum.
With a water softener, these annoying issues are eliminated and the savings are immediate. For a low cost of one of our water softeners, you could potentially make back that money just from lowering the energy costs hard water required. The higher energy requirements meant that you could have been spending additional money when you could have partnered with us to install an energy-efficient water system. A recent independent laboratory study by Battelle Memorial Institute states that soft water produced better function, efficiency, extended life, and appearance. “There were no clogged pipes or water lines. The appliances used significantly less energy to operate. The appliances and plumbing lasted longer and needed fewer repairs. There were no water spots, tarnish, or stains to be cleaned away. Specifically, the water heaters using soft water had operating costs 47% less than those water heaters used with hard water. Even the most energy efficient water heater on the market was 10% more efficient with softened water.” Furthermore, eventually pipes can become completely clogged, requiring expensive replacement of an entire plumbing system. Of all the savings in a study of Chicago motels, the largest percentage was registered in the area of plumbing repair costs.
Time for a water softener yet? We think so, too. Contact us today so that you can start to enjoy the little things in life. Your hair, skin, and clothing will feel and look better. You pipes will work better, as will your appliances. The combination of health and financial benefits make our water softeners worth the investment and definitely worth the savings in the long run.