Not all homes have a water softener. Those that do often fall into one of two categories: their water is exceptionally hard or they have high levels of iron (rust) in their water. And unless they fall into one of those two situations, many homeowners will ask themselves, “Do I need a water softener?”
In our opinion, yes you do need a water softener. Here are four big reasons why you should consider letting us install one for you.
Helps with skin issues
Although our next three reasons are important, our first reason for why you need a water softener is health-related. Many of us experience dry, flaky skin. Our bodies need water to survive, and a water softener helps yours stay silky smooth and healthy all year long. If you’re experiencing constant skin issues and can’t quite figure out why, consider the health benefits of adding a water softener to your plumbing system!
In many ways, a water softener can help you save money. Our previous example focused on your skin, consider how much you spend each year on moisturizing cream to combat dry skin. Beauty products are expensive, and a water softener can reduce your need for them.
Beyond your body, however, you can also save significant sums of money through improved efficiency. This includes using less soap in the shower and more efficient usage of shampoo (also leading to stronger, healthier hair).
It also includes other cost savings reducing your energy consumption, as your various water-based appliances will work more effectively. In addition, your clothes will be brighter, saving on wear and tear as well as slowing down that dreaded faded and worn look.
Protect your plumbing
A water softener can also help protect your plumbing in two important ways:
• Less calcium and mineral buildup in your lines
• And better water flow in your fixtures, including your shower head and sink faucets.
As plumbing can be a headache to replace, keeping your lines clear and functioning properly will save you both time and money down the road.
Everything is cleaner
The final reason why you need a water softener is that everything will be cleaner in your home. Dishwashers may be convenient, but they’re even more effective when your water is soft and has adequate flow. Of course, the lack of mineral deposits in your water will mean that your glassware will have fewer spots and be much more clear.
Beyond the kitchen, a water softener will lead to less soap scum on shower walls, which will make your cleaning much easier. And finally, we mentioned your clothes earlier. Beyond maintaining their colors and reducing wear, soft water helps to make your clothes cleaner.
If you need a water softener, let us know
From keeping your skin smoother to helping you save money and protect your plumbing, these three reasons alone are great examples of why you need a water softener. And of course, everything that uses water will be cleaner from your dishes to your shower walls to your clothes and beyond.