If you live in Southern California, you likely have hard water. Over time, hard water can damage your home’s plumbing. Plus, it can be costly for your cleaning and water budgets. If you want to upgrade to enjoy the benefits of soft water, here are some of the things that you can take advantage of.
Use Less Detergent and Water
The biggest of the benefits of soft water is the amount that you can save on soap, shampoo, and detergent. For these products, you can use between 50 and 75% less with soft water. Start with using only a fourth of the amount you previously used and slowly increase it from there, only if needed.
You can make a bottle of laundry detergent last four times longer. And you can cut the frequency of your purchases of shower gel and shampoo in half or more.
In fact, if you continue to use the same amount of soap, the additional suds the soft water creates will require more water to wash off, and you may not feel as clean. Therefore, but cutting down on the soap that you use, you will also reduce your water use.
Enjoy Filtered Water
Part of what a water softener system does is filter out the water when it softens it. This process occurs as soon as the water enters your home. Then it leaves the softener and goes to each faucet and fixture in your home. Your treated and filtered water comes conveniently from every tap in the house, including showers, tubs, washing machines, and dishwashers.
The type of scale referred to in plumbing is a layer of mineral buildup inside the system. This happens most often and fastest in homes that have hard water. The areas that experience scale buildup the most include those places where you repeatedly heat and cool the water, such as water kettles, coffee makers, and water heaters. Scale happens when the hard water heats, separating the minerals, which sink to the bottom and create a solid layer.
Aside from saving money on detergent, you will also save on your plumbing appliances. Another of the benefits of soft water is its ability to reduce scale and extend the life of your plumbing system. Hard water and scale buildup can cut the lifespan of some appliances, like water heaters, drastically. By using soft water, you can get more years from these products and more.
Call Us to Get Started Enjoying the Benefits of Soft Water
If you want to have soft water throughout your home, give us a call at Best Home Water Treatment Systems at 951.338.5878. Our experts can make choosing the best water treatment products for your home simple and install them for you. Find out for yourself the benefits of soft water.