Most of us know the term “hard water,” but do you actually know what it is? If you’re experiencing bad hair days on a consistent basis (even when the weather is nice) or your clean dishes have spots on them, you probably have hard water in your home.
Water is described as “hard” when there is an excessive amount of mineral content, usually calcium and magnesium. Here in the Kansas City region, hard water is found in many rivers, as well as throughout the rest of the country. Hard water won’t hurt you, but it can definitely be frustrating if it’s the reason doing your chores is a nightmare and causing all of those bad hair days.
If you want to kiss those bad hair days goodbye, check out the benefits of installing a water softener system in your home.
Softer, Healthier Skin
If you have hard water in your home, your skin is probably used to feeling dry after each shower. You probably think using large amounts of moisturizer and lotion to relieve your dry skin is normal, but a water softener will actually remove those minerals that dry out your skin, making the water much more gentle. Believe us, your skin will thank you.
For many of us, we spend a pretty penny on hair care products like shampoo, conditioner, and hair masks. Even after all of the high quality products you’re using, your hair still might feel dry and damaged each time you wash it. Just like your skin, hard water dries out your hair too, which could be why you’re having bad hair days a little too often. For healthier looking hair, washing it in the right kind of water will do the trick.
Less Stains on Dishes
Do you ever notice spots on your dishes, shower doors, or other fixtures? Annoying, isn’t it? If your home has hard water, anything the water touches will leave spots due to the minerals in the water. A water filtration system will remove these minerals, eliminating these spots you just can’t seem to get rid of.
Soap also does not rinse away well with hard water, so this is why you’re probably seeing a ring of soap scum around your bathtub or sink. Softer water will easily flush the soap right down the drain without leaving residue.
Better Tasting Water
Everyone’s taste is different, but often times the taste in hard water is described as “earthy” due to the minerals in it. Soft water does not have the taste of minerals, metallics, or other additives in it, which is a main reason why people install water softeners. Turning on the tap at any time and having filtered water to drink sounds pretty convenient to us.
We’ve already mentioned softer hair and skin, so imagine what a water softener can do for your clothes! Have you ever bought a new sweater that was soft and cozy at first, but you ran it through the wash one time and it wasn’t as soft? You might have thought it was a problem with your laundry detergent, but this is actually what hard water does to your clothes.
Another issue with washing your clothes in hard water is that it can leave mineral buildup on your clothes, which will make you think your clothes are still dirty.
Protection for Pipes and Appliances
The minerals in hard water build up overtime inside of your pipes and appliances which can end up causing damage and inefficiency. Chlorine, specifically, dries out the rubber parts of appliances, meaning they might need repairs or replacements more often than normal.
Water softener systems will eliminate this mineral build up, protecting your pipes and appliances from damage.
Lenexa Water Softener Systems
If you want to add all of the above benefits to your home, our Lenexa water softener system specialists at American Home Services can help! We offer free water tests and can provide you with a solution that best fits your home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!