Top 5 Advantages of A Water Softener

Top 5 Advantages of A Water Softener

Hard water is a term used to describe water that has high levels of minerals, namely magnesium and calcium. Although hard water can’t cause health issues, it can be a nuisance to you that causes discomfort and may even end up costing you money! Modern water softener technology uses the principles of ion exchange to remove unwanted minerals from your water. While many people say that soft water helps to improve the look and feel of their hair and skin, there is another reason we think you should consider this valuable system for your home: money.

The Top 5 Advantages of Having a Water Softener System

A water softener essentially replaces the minerals in your plumbing system with salt, an amount so small that it also should not affect your health. Not only will your pipes be protected, but you also may notice additional benefits. Because soap lathers easily with soft water, less residue is left behind on dishes and in a load of laundry.

The biggest advantages of installing a water softener include:
  • Washing machineCleaner dishware - Hard water can leave water spots on your glasses and dishes, making them appear dirty even after a trip through the dishwasher. You won’t have to deal with these annoying water spots when your water is softened.
  • Cleaner, softer, longer-lasting clothes - When hard water minerals build up in the fabric of your clothes, it leads to faster color fading and a rough feeling on your skin. Hard water also makes it more difficult to remove dirt from your clothes and can even leave odd streaks on your colored clothing. A water softener will remove these minerals, leaving you with clothing that’s softer feeling, cleaner looking and that may even last you longer.
  • Longer lifespans for appliances and plumbing systems - Calcium and magnesium can cause mineral scale to accumulate in your plumbing fixtures, such as your shower heads and faucets. Not only are these mineral deposits unsightly, they can lead to metal corrosion that will shorten the lifespans of these fixtures. The same goes for appliances that use water like dishwashers, ice makers, coffee makers and washing machines. Using a water softener will solve this problem.
  • Better cleansing from soaps & shampoos - Cleansers can bind with minerals, causing them to lose some of their cleaning power. Because of this, if you have hard water you’ll find yourself using more soap, shampoo and other cleaning products in order to get the same cleansing effect. Soap and shampoo will be more effective with softer water.
  • Enhanced energy efficiency - Mineral buildup in your home’s piping can make it harder for your water heater to work effectively, increasing energy consumption and your energy bills. The reduction of these minerals through use of a water softener system will help your water heater and associated plumbing systems to perform more efficiently.

The Problem With Hard Water

Hard water is a term that refers to a high amount of minerals in the water that enters your home. Some amount of mineral content is expected in most water supplies, and it does not have an adverse effect on health in most cases. Although water contamination is not a concern with minerals like calcium and magnesium, the deposits they leave behind can do a lot of harm.

You may have noticed that white buildup around your faucets or drains that forms from time to time. This is caused by hard water, and the same scale can build inside of your pipes and in appliances such as the clothes washing machine or dishwasher.

As the scale grows in the pipes, it reduces the volume of water that can pass through. In effect, your water pressure may slowly drop until so many years of scale cause restrict water flow significantly. In your appliances and fixtures, this can do significant damage as well. As a result, you may have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on pipe and appliance replacements or plumbing services.

Call Allstar at (909) 219-9704 when you need water softener installation in the Rancho Cucamonga area. We’ll ensure your new system is correctly installed and ready to provide powerful water softening for your home.


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