Get Soft And Save: 3 Ways A Water Softener Will Save You Money

Posted on: 16 June 2016

If the city you live in has a hard water problem, it's a problem for you too. The hard water that's flowing into your home is costing you money – in more ways than one. If you're dealing with hard water, you need to have a water softener installed in your home. If you're not sure how a water softener can help you save money, here are three reasons to think about.

Reduced Plumbing Problems

Hard water is tough on your plumbing. The harsh minerals that are in the water can cause small pinhole leaks to develop in your water pipes, Unfortunately, you might not even know you have those small leaks until they turn into major problems that require extensive repairs. Hard water can also destroy your faucets. You might have noticed white flaky deposits building up on your shower head and faucets. Those are lime and calcium deposits, and they could be eating away at your fixtures. A water softener will remove lime and calcium from your water and help protect your plumbing.

Use Less Detergent

If you have hard water, you're using more detergents than you need to. With hard water, your detergents have to work through the harsh minerals to form a good lather. When you remove those minerals, you'll be able to use less detergents – including shampoo, body soap, and even your dish and laundry detergents. Studies show that you can use about 50% less detergents when you have a water softener in your home.

Skin and Hair Care Benefits

If hard water damages plumbing and causes you to use more detergents, imagine what it's doing to your skin and hair.

Skin

Hard water can dry out your skin, leaving it dull and flaky. One of the reasons is actually due to the increased soap that you need to use to get clean. Another reason is due to the soapy residue that hard water leaves behind on your skin.

Hair

The same soapy film that's drying out your skin is also drying out your hair. Hard water means you'll have to use more shampoo and conditioner, which means it will be harder to wash the product out of your hair. The result is dull, lifeless hair. Not only that but the harsh minerals linger in your hair causing damage.

If you've got hard water, you need a water softener. Use the information provided here to show how a water softener in your home will benefit you and your family. Contact a company like Rhodes Pump Service Inc. for more information.

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