Installing a Water Softener and Why
Living with hard water can be unpleasant and damaging. The presence of natural minerals causes the hardness of the water. If you have hard water, you may benefit from the installation of a water softener. This system improves the quality of your water and softens it by removing the minerals. Here is a look at five benefits you achieve when you install a water softener.
1. Softer Skin
Shampooing with hard water depletes natural skin oils from your skin and scalp. It also allows a buildup of soap scum on your scalp, hair, and skin. Removing the minerals from your water minimizes this buildup and encourages softer skin.
2. Cleaner Hair
Minerals make it difficult for shampoo to dissolve entirely in hard water. As a result, you never really achieve a full lather, preventing the removal of grime and oils from your hair. Water softeners remove the minerals and promote cleaner hair.
3. Cleaner Glassware and Dishes
Hard water makes it challenging to keep your dishes and glassware clean. Soap residue remains even after rinsing, leaving cloudiness and spots on your glassware and dishes.
4. Fresher Looking Clothes, Sheets, and Towels
Laundry detergent doesn’t fully dissolve in hard water. As a result, minerals and detergent residue accumulate on your clothes, leaving them dingy looking. This residue also prevents your clothes from feeling soft to the touch. Using a water softener minimizes this buildup and promotes nicer, fresher looking clothes, sheets, and towels.
5. Less Buildup in Appliances and Plumbing Equipment
An abundance of minerals in the water makes it hard and creates buildup on your pipes and in your appliances. This buildup can damage your equipment, leading to costly repairs. Water softeners remove these minerals and help you avoid unnecessary repairs.
Installing a water softener offers benefits that can make your life pleasanter. It softens your water, allowing you to avoid unwanted soap residue and unnecessary repairs on your plumbing system and appliances.
Now Are You Asking, Can I Install a Water Softener Myself?
The answer is yes, but the risks far outweigh the money you may save by doing it yourself. In most states, water treatment products such as water softeners must meet the Department of Public Health codes.
Improper installation can slow the speed of the permit being fulfilled, and the drinking water can become contaminated, resulting in long-term illnesses. This is why a licensed plumber is needed.
How Long Does It Take To Install a Water Softener?
A licensed plumber who has the experience of installing water softeners can have the job completed in two to three hours, providing no setbacks. While doing it yourself has risks, especially if you lack plumbing experience, the installation will take much longer.
Installing a Water Softener? Let Us Help You!
Contact All A’s Plumbing & Heating to start benefiting from a water softener. After years of hard water, dry skin, stiff clothes, residue on dishes, and more, trust us, you will be pleasantly surprised.