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The Benefits of a Water Softener

Hard water can be a serious problem for any home. It brings with it many challenges, both having to do with personal health and the well-being of your plumbing system, which means you’re better off removing the minerals from your water.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post that’s meant to scare anyone. Hard water is safe to drink and use for bathing, but just because it’s safe doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with its own side effects and problems that you’ll end up dealing with long term.

Today, we’re going to highlight one of the most important tools when dealing with hard water, and that’s a water softener. These systems are powerful enough to remove the mineral content of any incoming water while also being efficient to use minimal resources while performing this job. If you feel like a new water softener in Lacey is the right choice for your home, then don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team.

What Is Hard Water?

Water has the incredible ability to dissolve materials in the world. Sometimes this can be done with harmful chemicals, which is where a water filter or purification system comes into play, but most of the time it happens with minerals. Minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium are pretty commonly found in water sources throughout America, and it’s just a reality of drawing our water from underground or near mountains.

However, even though a water source might look clear, it likely has minerals dissolved in it that still go wherever the water goes. While humans, plants, and animals are able to personally consume this water, our homes and plumbing systems have a hard time dealing with the influx of minerals. This may also cause rashes, itchy skin or crunchy towels.

Negative Health Consequences

If you’re a person that really cares about the volume and shine of your hair, or about the elasticity and smoothness of your skin, then you’ll want to read this.

Hard water makes it more difficult for soap and shampoo to dissolve in water while you bathe, meaning you get drier skin and hair even when using powerful beauty products. Many people might not notice the difference, but after a long time of bathing in hard water, you might start getting used to these kinds of negative health consequences. And, with our cold winters, having dry skin and hair will already be a problem that hard water will just make worse.

It’s Bad for Your Plumbing

Hard water can settle over time, meaning the minerals solidify in the water and coalesce on the bottom of your hot water tank, plumbing pipes, and main water line. This isn’t much of a problem at the beginning, but over time it can lead to a serious decline in your plumbing system’s ability to function.

Eventually, you could see the need to repipe your entire home due to settling over 30 or 40 years that you had no control over–until now!

Alleviate the Problem at the Source

A water softener simply uses a chemical reaction with salt to remove the mineral ions from the water. This stops the problem at its source and allows your plumbing system to only get water that is better at home usage like bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and more. And your plumbing system will thank you later!

Contact American Pump and Drilling to have a water softener installed in your home.

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