We get asked this question a lot: “What is the difference between soft and hard water?” It’s a question we really like to answer because it allows us the opportunity to show you the difference, too! Hard water is your normal tap water. This is standard in every home. Hard water contains minerals like calcium and magnesium, which leaves a film on your dishes, tile, and surfaces when mixed with soap. In addition to that, the city or county usually adds chlorine to the water for decontamination purposes, which can be really harsh on your surfaces and skin, too. On dishes, this looks like water spots. On your bathroom and kitchen surfaces, this turns into a whitish scale we like to call “soap scum.” When you use soft water, created by installing a Water Softening System, it eliminates the water’s reaction with soap, leaving your dishes and surfaces beautifully clean.
You may be wondering what hard water’s affect is on your skin. This is a valid concern – after all, if it leaves a nasty “scum” on your dishes and surfaces, what is it leaving on your skin? Hard water can actually dry out your skin, as those minerals in the water don’t have a very healthy reaction with the soaps and pastes we use to keep everything clean. If you’re drinking this water, it can be really unhealthy for your body, too!
When you install a Water Softening System in your home, this process eliminates all of the minerals and chlorine, and the risk of damage to your surfaces, skin, and body. It also gives those surfaces, metal fixtures, and plumbing system an extended life, making it easier for the water to travel through the pipes and minimizes the risk of corrosion. It can also extend the life of your water heater, which without a water softener, has the life expectancy of about 5-7 years. On top of all of those benefits, it also makes your skin and hair feel so much softer!
If you want more information about installing a Water Softening System in your home, call us today to schedule your FREE estimate!
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