The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to help our valued clients understand the benefits of installing a water softening system, but in order to help you understand those benefits, we first need to help our clients understand the overall difference between soft water and hard water.
SOFT AND HARD WATER
Significant levels of magnesium, iron and calcium are present in hard water, whereas soft water has had all of these minerals stripped away by way of a water softening system. Though the minerals contained in hard water can be extremely healthy to the human body, they are extremely dangerous and destructive to appliances that utilize the hard water and pipelines as well. In order to prevent damage from occurring within your home, the professionals here at Steve Mull Plumbing highly recommend you install a water softening system.
WHAT IS A WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM?
A water softening system is used to do just that – soften your water, and accomplishes this task by removing the variety of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, that cause the water to be hard. Hard water can create a number of problems in your home such as clogged pipes, water spots, soap scum buildup and minimizing water efficiency. Hard water creates a noticeable scale buildup inside of your plumbing pipes and your water appliances that ultimately minimizes the overall efficiency of your water heater. With hard water, more energy needs to be used to heat your home water resulting in increased energy expenses.
In addition, when you use soap with hard water, it tends to be a good deal less effective because of its reaction to the calcium or magnesium contained in the hard water. In this same instance, when you are washing your hair with hard water, there is a tendency for your hair to become sticky, flat and present with a very dull look. Further, dishes and glasses tend to be spotted, coffee pots are cloudy and abundant stains are often present in your sink.
BENEFITS OF A WATER SOFTENING SYSTEM
A water softening system helps to prevent pipeline corrosion. As mentioned above, the iron and magnesium minerals contained in hard water can, over time, produce corrosion and rust that can cause a great deal of damage to your pipes. When you install a water softening system you are removing these minerals from the water and ultimately removing the source of the damage and destruction to your pipes. This investment is sure to save you a good deal of money that would otherwise be spent on abundant future plumbing repairs.
A water softening system also helps to remove limescale. Limescale is a mixture of minerals found in hard water with soap typically used for cleaning your appliances and dishes. It comes in the form of that greasy film you often see on your glasses, those milky hard to remove stains in your sink, and that cloudy look your favorite coffee pot sports. In order to remove these unsightly stains, you either have to invest in specialized cleaners or else invest in an affordable water softening system that is sure to eliminate all those minerals right out of the gate.
TRUST THE PROFESSIONALS HERE AT STEVE MULL PLUMBING
A quality water softening system can certainly present with many benefits which is why our team of professionals suggest a system be a standard appliance in your home. When you invest in one of these softening systems, you are sure to notice that your dishes will be cleaner and present with no spots, your skin and hair will feel a whole lot smoother and softer, and you can take pride in being energy efficient as well. Here at Steve Mull Plumbing we don’t just come out to your home and install your water softening system, but we also encourage you to engage in our annual preventative maintenance services which our team provides in your efforts to maintain the efficiency of your new water system.
For more information about water softening systems and how they can benefit you and your home, reach out to the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality products and services this side of Lebanon.