A water softener is a device that works to treat hard water by removing the minerals responsible through a process called ion exchange. Mineral ions that cause hardness and damage your home are trapped by resin in the system and exchanged for sodium and potassium ions.
Benefits of a home water softener
Here are some advantages of having a whole-house water softener in your home:
- Saves money
Soft water lacks the mineral ions that cause build-up in the pipelines and appliances, saving you from expensive repair bills. Mineral build-up in a pipeline narrows the area water can move through, which needs a higher pump pressure. It will also increase the sum of energy necessary to keep water hot or cold. The build-up also causes damage to your appliances, which means more frequent repair or replacement costs for your dishwasher, laundry machines, coffee machines, water heaters, and ice makers.
- Cleaner hair and softer skin
Soft water can be very advantageous l for your hair and skin while bathing or showering. The mineral ions present in hard water prevent it from being completely soluble in soaps, which forms a precipitate in the form of soap scum. Because soft water doesn’t have these minerals, homes with a water softener enjoy a deeper lather. The advantages of a water softener on the skin go deeper than soap lather. It can also alleviate the effects hard water has on your body because of a loss of natural oils in your body and hair.
- Brighter and softer clothes
A water softener terminates the adverse effects of hard water on your clothes while making them soft and preserving the new, fresh look and feel.
If your home has hard water, you will be washing clothes in minerals that leave deposits. Over the course of time, the minerals will cause the colours to fade. Some minerals like iron can even cause stains or dingy whites. Soft water is the better option when it comes to laundry.
- Cleaner Dishes
If you live in an area that has hard water, you know how difficult it is to keep your dishes clean. It doesn’t matter how many times you clean them or the soaps or detergents you use, your glass and silverware are left with a cloudy appearance as soon as it dries. A water softener solves the issue at the root, removing the minerals before they can build up on your dishes. And because soft water fuses with soaps and detergent more completely, there is more lather and more cleaning action in your dishwashing routine.
- Less time cleaning
If you live in a house that has hard water, you know how time-consuming cleaning can be. You are re-washing dishes and laundry constantly. You may spend hours scrubbing chalky lime and soap scum off the walls of your baths, sinks, and faucets. Using a water softener not only prevents the negative effects of hard water, but soft water fully dissolves and penetrates soap, and as a result, less insoluble soap scum or curd collects in your bathroom. Which in turn Saves the time you spend cleaning on a regular basis.