Many areas have what’s known as hard water, including areas in and near Myrtle Beach. Hard water has a higher concentration of minerals like magnesium and calcium that can cause damage in your home, depending on how hard your water is. The minerals in hard water build up in pipes, creating scale and narrowing the inside of the pipes, increasing pressure that could cause leaks. Hard water also contributes to mineral and scale build-up in your hot water heater, decreasing the efficiency of the unit, and increasing your energy costs. Those are just two reasons to consider a water softening system here is a few more:
- Prolongs the lifespan of all appliances that use water in your home by reducing scale and build-up that creates wear and tear. Your water heater, dishwasher, ice maker, clothes washer, and coffee maker will thank you by giving you more miles for your money.
- Reduces water spots on glasses, dishes, fixtures, and faucets. Water spots are caused by minerals in the water. Reduce the minerals and you reduce water spots for the brightest shiny clean you’ve ever seen.
- Saves soap and cleaning products. Soaps and cleansers are less effective in hard water because the cleansing agents react with the minerals and thus it takes more of it to get the clean you desire. Remove the minerals and soaps are better able to do the job you purchased them for.
- Softens hair, skin, and fabrics. Fewer minerals in the water allow a cleaner rinse and less soap residue left behind for softer and smoother hair and skin. Softer water rinses clothes cleaner with the added benefit of preventing build-up of mineral particles in the fibers, keeping those new towels fluffier longer.
- Saves you money throughout your home with lower overall energy costs and less damage (and repair costs) for all the things using water from your front door to your back yard and everywhere between.
Not sure if you have hard water? Give Dependable Service Plumbing a call. We can inspect your plumbing, test your water, and answer your questions about choosing a water softening system for your home.