Signs You Need a Water Softener blog
Brian Brooks February 4, 2022

Signs You Need a Water Softener

Here in the Phoenix valley, we have extremely hard water. Hard water means that there is a high concentration of minerals in the tap water. Hard water contains large amounts of calcium, magnesium, and chlorine. Not only does this affect the water you drink, but it also affects your plumbing and appliances. If you notice mineral deposits on your faucets and showerheads, then we suggest you have a professional water softener installed. This simple solution filters all the water used in your home.

Other signs to look for are stains on your showers, sinks, toilets, or bathtubs. Since hard water can contain metals, these stains can appear rust in color. Hard water can leave a film on everyday kitchen dinnerware. Drinking glasses, cutlery, coffee pots, and more can have a chalky white film left behind by hard water. Mineral deposits can also appear on appliances that use water such as washing machines and dishwashers. If you can see the mineral deposits, imagine what you can’t see in your pipes. Hard water, or scale build-up, over time can result in the need for expensive plumbing repairs. The build-up can also result in higher water bills because your heating system must work harder to push water through. If you have noticed an increase in your utility bills, it is best to have your home’s plumbing checked for scale build-up.

A water softener will not only improve your skin, but also the appearance and feel of laundry. Hard water used on clothing can result in gray or faded laundry. Hard water also leaves behind soap and detergent as a film on the laundry. This can affect the smell, feel, wear and tear, as well as the appearance of any laundered item.

Water softeners are an effective way to improve a variety of needs in your home. Softer water results in better skin and hair, less strenuous cleaning, and better functioning appliances. Overall, a water softener is a quick and easy solution to your hard water problems.