Do you know what hard water could be doing to your home or your family? Do you know how much money you could be saving if you didn’t have to buy products to reverse the effects of hard water? Having hard water is also tough on the environment. But, there’s a solution to all your hard water problems! Water softeners.
How Does a Water Softener Work?
Water softeners use a process called “ion exchange” to remove dissolved minerals in your water that can’t be collected in a filter such as magnesium, calcium (which is what the crust is made up of that is probably on your shower head now), manganese and iron.
Home Tap & Well Water Testing
Have you ever thought about having your water tested? Having your tap or well water tested can tell you what percentage of the different contaminates are in your water. Adding a water softener in your home can help remove some of those contaminates therefore lessening the effects of hard water on your home and family. If you have municipal water, the supplier of your water can tell you what “hardness” your water is and how much chlorine is in it. No matter whether you have municipal water or a private water well supply, having it tested can tell you the amount of bacteria and dissolved minerals in your water. AAA Water Team can test your water for you. We collect a sample, have it tested in a lab and then go over the results with you to help you to better understand them and help you choose the best water softening system for your home.
What Are the Effects of Hard Water on Hair, Skin, Clothes, Dishes, Pipes & Appliances?
Having to deal with hard water can be a pain. It makes almost all cleaning tasks that much more difficult. Hard water is NOT hazardous to health but may in fact help contribute in very minute amounts towards a human’s total calcium and magnesium dietary needs. That being said hard water can effect your home and family in some of the following ways:
• Dulls and makes hair feel “heavy” hair creating the need for conditioner.
• Dissolved minerals can build up in piping and cause corrosion in the pipes leading to costly repairs.
• Leaves soap residue on your clothes leaving colors looking dull, whites looking gray and just overall feeling stiff. This is often where having the to buy fabric softeners comes in. Having AAA Water Team install a water softening system in your home can reduce the need and therefore eliminate the cost of fabric softeners.
• Hard water deposits can be left on dishes, sinks, water fixtures, and in bathtubs and on shower heads. These deposits leave dishes looking dirty and causes blockages on water fixtures.
Water Softener & Whole Home Water Softening Systems in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, & Golden Gate, Florida
Benefits of having a water softener in your home include less risk of having to pay for costly plumbing repairs when hard water causes corrosion. Having a water softener is also environmentally friendly. Water softeners reduce the need for bottled water creating less waste and saving energy by allowing household appliances to work more efficiently. The two most common minerals dissolved that make water considered hard are calcium and magnesium. Considering having a water softening system installed into your home may be a smart choice for the benefit of your home and family. Give AAA Water Team a call today to have a trained professional come to your home to talk about the best options for you.