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Why a Home Water Softener is Essential
Why a Home Water Softener is Essential

Water naturally contains minerals that can damage appliances, plumbing, even your skin, and hair. The water here in the desert is especially “hard,” meaning it contains more than seven grains per gallon or 120 mg/L of minerals like calcium and magnesium. A home water softener removes these minerals from your water supply, making your drinking water taste better and appliances operate efficiently.

Public utilities don’t require home and business owners to soften hard water. Instead, it’s a personal choice. Indeed, many desert residents say a water softener system is essential to their quality of life. Here are some reasons why you must have a water softener in Tucson.

How Do Water Home Water Softeners Work?

Home water softeners use resin beads to remove minerals from your drinking water. The beads trap calcium and magnesium and exchange the minerals for sodium or potassium. Eventually, the resin beads will become saturated with calcium and magnesium. A concentrated mixture of salt or potassium solution is used to remove the mineral deposits. The waste products are washed away through your home plumbing system.

Advantages of a Home Water Softener–Preserve Your Plumbing Systempreserving your home plumbing system through use of a water softener

Hard water will eventually clog up the pipes in your home, and this can cause more significant problems down the road. For example, the flow of water will slow, and water pressure will lessen, causing you to use more water overall. The build-up of mineral deposits will cause wear and tear on your Tucson pipes, leading to expensive repairs.

Softer Skin and Hair 

You can feel the effects of hard water as soon as you get out of the shower. Your skin may feel tight, dry, and appear scaly since minerals deplete natural oils. Your hair will absorb calcium and magnesium, causing it to feel dry and brittle. The color may even look dull! A water softener system will help your skin feel smoother and your hair softer.

Less Time Cleaning

Hard water leaves a white crust and stains on your bathroom fixtures, sinks, toilets, and tubs. It’s nearly impossible to scrub away, even with dangerous chemicals. Water softeners will reduce the need to use harsh chemicals and elbow grease!

Cleaner Clothes and DishesSink in a kitchen showing that there is no hard water stains

Appliances work better and last longer if you have a water softener. Your dishes and clothes will also look cleaner and brighter since traces of minerals causes fading and discoloration. You’ll also need to use less detergent to clean dishes and clothes effectively.

Choosing and Installing a Water Softener System

You’ll need a reputable Tucson plumbing company to install your new water softener. Ram Plumbing has years of experience helping homeowners select and install water softening systems. We can determine the type and age of your plumbing system and recommend the right kind of water softener for your home. Call us today for an estimate. We look forward to helping you get great tasting, healthy water that’s good for your body and your home!

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