Most water contains more than water.
Almost all of the water found in the U.S is hard water. Hard water is water that is contaminated with dissolved minerals- like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lean and limestone- that can have a negative impact on you, your household and your pocketbook. Depending on where you live, contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agricultural run-off can seep into your water supply.
Hard water produces scale.
If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs if you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair or id your water tastes or smells odd, you probably have hard water. If left untreated, the minerals in hard water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life or appliances like washing machines, water heaters and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
Water softeners eliminate the effects of hard water.
They soften’ the water by removing the calcium and magnesium found there, extending the useful life of water heaters, washing machines, dishwater, coffeemakers, humidifiers and household plumbing systems by as much as 30%.
Soft waters make a difference you can feel and see, all over the house.
- In the bathroom: your soap and shampoo will lather better. Your hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer, and not as dry. And there will be no soap scum or mineral deposits to clean of sinks, shower, tubs and toilets.
- In the laundry: cloths will be softer, cleaner, whiter, and brighter. Plus they will last longer. Using soft water and pure soap products increases the life of clothing, towels, and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing last longer, too.
- In the kitchen: dishes will clean up more easily, and be spot free, without the gray film glasses get when etched by mineral-laden water. Plus hands will feel softer and look better.
- Throughout the house: water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because hot water heaters, washing machines and dishwaters used with hard water can wear out 30% faster.