Water softener benefits range from preserving appliances to washing clothes more efficiently. You may have noticed the build-up of some scum or residue in your shower, dishwasher, or washing machine. You may even feel that you are not getting a good lather from your soap or shampoo when you are showering. If you notice any of these things, you probably have hard water. The best way to eliminate these types of problems is to install a water softener in your home. We will describe why hard water is not advantageous, and provide you with some solutions to rectify this problem.
Water normally has dissolved minerals in it, most of which are good for our health. When your water contains an abundance of dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium, it can be problematic. These dissolved minerals tend to build up in your plumbing and appliances and damage them. In addition, detergents and soaps do not work as well with this “hard” water. A water softener will remove these minerals that are dissolved in your water.
This will help to:
- Preserve your appliances and plumbing
- Make washing clothes, dishes, and bathing more efficient and pleasurable
You should bear and mind that these dissolved minerals do not generally have adverse health consequences, in fact, some of them are minerals your body can use. The problem is that hard water is not as effective for washing, cleaning, and bathing purposes, and it damages plumbing and appliances.
Hard water is what results from the dissolution of magnesium, calcium, iron, sulfur, and other minerals in your water. These minerals become dissolved in groundwater as it passes through soil and rocks. The hardness of water is described in grains/gallon or milligrams/liter. A grain is 64.8 mg. If your water has less than one grain per gallon it is considered soft water. Hard water will result in a precipitate forming in pipes, washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters, and industrial machines. The precipitate will decrease water flow and can clog pipes completely.
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