Benefits of Water Softeners October 24, 2019 If you live in a home with hard water, this can be an expensive and unwanted issue. Even on a fundamental level, it can leave deposits of limescale that damage your pipes and appliances located throughout your property. Rain actually falls as soft water, which is completely pure and void of any minerals. It only turns hard as it flows through the ground and collects various minerals, at which point it can become damaging for your home (if not your health). Installing a water softener in your home can treat hard water and strip it of its minerals, however, through a process known as ion-exchange. But what are the main benefits of water softeners, and why should you care? They Can Save you Money As it’s the minerals in hard water that cause the build-up of sludge and limescale in your pipes, installer a water softener can negate this risk and save you from costly repair bills in the future. It should also be noted that hard water requires a higher pump pressure, whilst also increasing the amount of energy needed to keep water either hot or cold. Interestingly, a buildup of sludge and limescale can also wreak havoc on your appliances, meaning that you may have to replace or repair these items on a frequent basis. With these points in mind, it’s clear that a water softener is a worthwhile investment that can deliver significant savings over time. They Reduce the Amount of Time Needed to Clean Another interesting benefit of soft water is that it reduces the amount of time required to clean your home. This is largely because hard water can cause soap scum and limescale to accumulate in your bathrooms over time, whilst you may also find yourself constantly re-washing laundry and dishes. Now, not only does a water softener mitigate the negative effects of hard water, but it’s also capable of fully dissolving soap scum and enables you clean the house quicker than ever before. You can then use the time saved far more effectively, whether you look to increase your income or simply unwind at the end of a hard day! They Leave you With Cleaner Dishes We’ve already noted that soft water leaves your home cleaner, whilst it also does a superb job of keeping your dishes sparkling clean. Make no mistake; it’s particularly hard to keep your dishes clean with hard water, with glass and silverware typically left with a cloudy appearance once they’ve dried (regardless of how much soap or detergent you use). This can also cause significant hygiene issues, as the last thing you want to do is eat or drink from plates and glasses that are unclean. Soft water fuses with soaps and detergents more effectively, however, creating more of a lather that leaves your items cleaner than ever before. Call on Tim Reynolds to Oversee the Installation If you reside in Ringwood, Bournemouth or the surrounding areas and want to have a water softener in your home, you can rest assured that Tim Reynolds has you covered! After all, we believe that everyone should have a water softener in their property, and our talented engineers are more than capable of carrying this out on your behalf. To this end, our engineers boast a WaterSafe qualification, meaning that they can work safely and to a high standard in your home. If you’d like to know more about the team or the unique benefits of a water softener, why not email us email@example.com? Or, feel free to call us on 01202 802821 and we’ll endeavour to answer any questions that you may have directly.