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Do I Need A Water Softener?

Posted by Bill Fenwick on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Hard water is a common problem for many Florida residents due to the high mineral content in our groundwabigstock--194122030.jpgter. The higher the level of calcium in your water, the more problems you may have because of it. Installing a water softener system for your home is the best way to deal with hard water and its unpleasant consequences. Consider the following reasons for getting a water softener:

 

Poor Tasting Tap Water

If you dread the thought of drinking water from the tap in your house because of its bad taste or smell, it is likely caused by the hardness in your water. Installing a water softener for your home can remove the calcium and magnesium from your water and make your tap water drinkable again.


Frequent Plumbing Repairs

Buildup from the minerals in hard water can cause clogs in your home’s plumbing. Even if you were to temporarily fix the problem, the clogs will persist long-term. By using a water softener system, you will experience fewer clogs.


Scratchy and Dingy Laundry

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Washing laundry in hard water can cause damage to your clothes, bedding and towels. The tiny mineral particles in the water can shorten the lifespan of your clothing and other washables. Your laundry may never look clean and bright because of the dulling effect of the hard water, plus the fact that the majority of laundry detergents do not work well in hard water. Softening the water will help save your clothes and other washables from an early death.


Bathing

Hard water makes bathing less effective. Soap and shampoo won’t lather up as it should and you most likely feel like it leaves a film on your skin. You also probably go through much more soap and shampoo than you need to. Most importantly, hard water can dry out your skin and cause irritation from bacteria that is trapped in the dirt that doesn’t wash away. Water that is processed with a water softener can leave you feeling much cleaner and make a significant improvement in the condition of your hair and skin.


Frequent Repair and Replacement of Appliances

Such appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and humidifiers that use hard water often require frequent repairs and have shorter lifespans. The minerals in the water accumulate and corrode the parts within these machines. A water softener can prevent damage from mineral deposits to your appliances and save you the money that you would have to pay in repairs and replacements.


Spending Too Much Time Cleaning

Between removing dirt with cleaners that don’t work well with hard water and trying to remove mineral buildup on shower doors, bathtubs, toilets or faucets, hard water can end up wasting too much of your time. A water softener can prevent water spots and mineral buildup while also improving how your cleaners work. This saves you time and money by ensuring that you use less cleaners and less water. Installing a water softening system in your home will usually pay for itself in about two years because you will:


-Spend less money on plumbing and appliance repairs

-Use less soap, shampoo, laundry detergent and other cleaners

-Suffer from less skin dryness/irritation

-Purchase less bottled water because you will be able to comfortably drink your tap water 


If you find that you are in need a new water softener, let Bill Fenwick be your go-to guys.  Learn more about the benefits of installing a water softener by contacting Bill Fenwick Plumbing online or by calling us at (904) 724-2455.

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