When you think of the water in your home, you definitely don’t expect it to be dirty, scaly, or crusty. But depending on where you live, your house likely has access to only hard water that impacts just about everything you do at home.
So is there anything you can do to get and benefit from truly clean water?
The short answer is yes. With a whole house water conditioning system (also called a water softener), you can clear up your home’s water and experience H2O that’s clean and silky. Read on to discover the signs that indicate you need this system in your house and how you can get one installed.
You Feel Dirty or Itchy After Bathing
After you soak in a hot shower or soothing bath, you shouldn’t feel just as dirty as you did before. However, if your home has hard water, the mineral deposits in the fluid can stick to you, making you feel grimy. Additionally, those same minerals can dry out and irritate your skin, causing you to feel itchy all the time.
With a conditioning system to filter and purify your water, you can bathe in incredible clean water that doesn’t leave mineral deposits behind or dry your skin out.
Your Clothing and Linens Look Faded
Your clothes should look bright and new, not faded and old, when they come out of the wash. But the added minerals in your water prevent your detergent from working as effectively as possible, which results in dingy fabrics.
While you can try to wash your clothes with vinegar, this option is only a temporary solution and won’t provide you with long-term benefits. Opting for a water softener eliminates the buildup in your water and allows your detergent to work better from the start.
You See Stains or Buildup on Your Water Fixtures or Appliances
Have you noticed any hard-to-clean rings around your toilet, sinks, faucets, drains, or dishwasher? If so, you definitely have hard water. As mentioned above, hard water leaves behind mineral deposits, and that buildup can impact the way your water fixtures and appliances look and function.
The scale buildup is difficult to clean and can even prevent your home’s plumbing from working properly, but a water softener can prevent any further damage.
Your Glassware Breaks Easily
Surprisingly, your glassware can tell you what condition your water is in (i.e., whether it’s soft or hard). When glassware is exposed to hard water consistently over time, the minerals in the water stain the glass and make it more fragile and prone to breaking.
If simply wiping off a wine glass or decorative plate results in a broken dish, your glassware has accumulated water stains. As mentioned above, you could try using vinegar to clean these items, but the best option is to get soft water into your home to preserve your dinnerware.
Your Electric Bill Keeps Increasing
Remember when we mentioned that hard water deposits can affect your home’s plumbing? Over time, the deposits can become so thick that water can’t flow easily into or out of the pipes. Instead, more pressure will build up to let water pass through quickly or your water will run slowly over a long period of time. Additionally, because of the sediment buildup, the water will take longer to heat.
No matter the issue, you’ll notice an increase in your electric bill each month until the sediment buildup is cleared away and you switch to soft water.
When you’re ready to benefit from a whole house water treatment system, call the pros at RainSoft. Our team can test your water and recommend a water softener that will work best for you. All you need to think about is how good it will feel to finally step out of the shower feeling clean instead of grimy.