People with hard water know how awful it is to deal with. From ruined appliances to scratchy, stiff clothing, hard water is a nuisance that many people think they have to put up with. At Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air, we want to show you what a whole house water softener can do for you. Call us today to find out more.
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How Can Water Be Hard?
Most Dayton, OH, homeowners know the term ‘hard water’ but you may not know what it means or what causes it. Hard water means that your water has high mineral content. The most common minerals in hard water are calcium and magnesium. Water picks up these minerals as it flows over rocks, and the higher concentration of minerals in the water makes the water ‘harder’.
Hard Water Effects
Hard water isn’t dangerous to your health, but it causes a variety of problems that range from annoying to costly, such as:
- Tub, toilet, and shower stains.
- Reduced lifespan of appliances such as coffee makers, dishwashers, and washing machines
- Stiff, scratchy clothes
- Spots on dishes and silverware
- Dry skin and flat, lifeless hair
- Soap scum buildup
- Clogged pipes
- Unsightly calcium deposits on faucets and fixtures
Most Americans suffer with hard water at home, but you can get relief by adding a whole house water softener. Call us to find out more.
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How You Can Benefit from a Whole House Water Softener
A water softener removes the high mineral content contained in hard water. If you’re sick of dealing with the effects of water with high mineral content, consider the many benefits of getting a water softener installed in your home.
- Cleaner dishes, glasses, and silverware
- Longer lifespan for water-based appliances
- Less clogging in your plumbing
- Softer clothes
- Clothes keep their colors longer
- Softer skin and hair that has more body
There are two common kinds of water softeners: salt-based water softeners and salt-free water softeners. Both offer the benefits of reduced scale buildup, softer skin, less soap scum, and spot-free dishes. Some people prefer the salt free systems because they don’t want the added sodium to their water because of health concerns.
If you’re unsure which system is right for you, or want to discuss a water softener installation, call Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air.