The clearness of water gives a homeowner the impression that it is pure. When in fact water can contain minerals such as calcium and magnesium, these minerals can turn water into a homeowner’s nightmare. Water that contains minerals is also known as hard water. Thankfully a water softener system can help prevent the damage that hard water causes, saving the homeowner money.
Hard water can turn a simple personal grooming session into a wasteful event. Hard water causes an individual to increase their water and soap use. While showering or bathing minerals within hard water can combine with soap producing a curd. This curd sticks to the body leaving it feeling sticky and unclean. This unclean feeling causes the individual to continue to bathe until the curd is reduced. Additional bathing is costly and can lead to unnecessary water and soap expenses. An individual can reduce the cost of soap and water with a water softener system. The system will reduce the minerals present in water, eliminating the curd that is created.
The removal of hard water can be beneficial for appliances. Mineral buildup can occur in water-using appliances such as coffee makers, dishwashers, or even refrigerator ice machines. The mineral buildup can cause the appliance not to function effectively. Appliances that are not properly working can result in costly repairs or needed replacements. A water softener system can extend the life of the appliances.
Clothing and other fabrics are at risk due to hard water. The detergents used to clean garments can clash with the minerals in hard water causing clothing and other fabrics to turn a grayish color. Gray colors are not the only problem that fabrics encounter due to hard water. Minerals in hard water can cause fibers to become weak and break. Weak and broken fibers can lead to fabrics and wearing out quicker and new items being frequently bought as a replacement.
Water is not as pure as one may assume. Water can produce costly situations for any homeowner. A water softener system can reduce the occurrence of these situations thus saving the homeowner money.
Interested in getting a water softener system for your Burlingame home? Call James Caccia Plumbing at (650) 376-6800 and get started today!
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