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Do You Need a Water Softener System?

If you have hard water, you have a lot of minerals in your water supply. Minerals are good, right? Well, not necessarily. They can cause a host of problems, including dry hair and skin, clogged pipes, difficulty dissolving soap, and buildup in appliances.

Water Softener System

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A water softener removes the hard minerals from your water. They have a separate tank that uses common salt to create a brine solution. The hard water moves into the tank, and an ion exchange process ensues. The system removes calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese and replaces these minerals with sodium ions.

Here are just a few of the benefits of installing a water softener in your home:

  • Softer body, softer clothes – If you have dry hair and skin, hard water may be at the root of the problem. Soft water is much gentler on your body and doesn’t dry it out as much. The same goes for clothes. Hard water can cause your clothing to come out of the laundry looking wrinkled and feeling rough. Soft water will make for softer clothing, bedding, and more.
  • Clean dishes at last – Ever pull your glasses or silverware out of the dishwasher only to discover that they are looking dull and dirty? This is because of the accumulation of mineral on your dishes. Dishes washed in soft water will look sparkly and clean because they will be free from mineral deposits. In addition, your detergent will lather better with soft water.
  • Happier appliances – Appliances that use water will have a shorter lifespan if your water is hard. Soft water will not cause the same buildup that could clog and compromise your appliances.

In addition to all of these benefits, a water softener will be more energy efficient, and energy-efficiency means cost-efficiency. For example, soft water heats up quicker than hard water does, so you’ll waste less water getting to your desired temperature threshold. Call Utah Rooter to inquire about the installation of a water softener system in your home.