What You Need to Know About Water Softeners

Hard water is water that has excessive amounts of minerals in it, such as iron, copper, magnesium, and calcium. These minerals can cause a bevy of issues for your plumbing system and any attached appliances. The use of a water softener system designed to fit your water supply needs and your budget can help to prevent corroded pipes, damaged appliances and ensure that you can have healthy water on demand, at any time. Hard water problems posed by your current plumbing system can end up costing you large amounts of money!

Hard Water Problems

Without a water softener in your home, you may end up with several issues caused by high concentrations of minerals in your home's water supply. These minerals, such as copper and calcium, can be a major pain when it comes to the health of your home's plumbing system, as well the health of people living in the home.

Chemical Reactions

The minerals in hard water react with soaps and detergents, making them much less effective. For example, when hard water mixes with dishwashing soap it can leave water spots and scum on glassware, plates, and other dishes. While bathing hard water is more difficult to produce suds with when using bar soap or shampoo, making it harder to wash your skin and hair. As the hard water reacts with the soap and drains from the tub it can also leave soap scum stains in the bathtub.

Appliance Damage

However, one of the most expensive problems hard water can pose is creating a mineral buildup in water-using appliances that results in hot water pipe damage. This issue can be expensive to repair, depending on where the damage occurs in the water system and if it affects the actual appliance.

If you want cleaner laundry, an easier time bathing, sparkling dishes, and protection against plumbing system corrosion and appliance damage, you need to install a water softening system. If you would like more information about installing a water softener system in Kingwood, TX, or the surrounding communities, reach out to GAP Plumbing. Our expert plumbers would be happy to discuss the many benefits of a water softener for your home. For any plumbing service in Kingwood, give us a call at (281) 645-5406 to request an estimate.