Hard water can cause a lot of damage to your home. Hard water has a high level of magnesium and calcium that can build-up in your pipes over time leading to corrosion. If hard water is running through your home, pipes will become clogged, detergents will become less soluble, and water spots may stain any surface. Utilizing hard water while running your appliances such as a dishwasher, water heater, or washing machine will cause a scale build up inside the appliances leading to a reduced efficiency level, costly repairs, and a shorter life span for the appliances. Hard water buildup will require more energy to heat water, also increasing energy expenses in the long run. Clothing, hair, and even your skin will not feel as clean after washing with hard water due to the high levels of calcium and magnesium it contains. 

To reduce the negative effects of hard water, it is best to treat it with a water softener. Water softeners offer an ion exchange that will remove the ions from hard water that hold a positive charge. This process transforms calcium ions into crystals that cannot attach to pipes or cause internal buildup. Treating hard water with a softener has numerous benefits including, cleaner silverware and plumbing fixtures. Clothing will feel softer and last longer once washed because hard minerals will no longer become trapped in the fabric. Utilizing a water softener will also reduce the amount of shampoo needed for bathing because the softened water and soap will create a better lather than hard water and you will see less soap residue after cleaning surfaces in your home.  Perhaps the biggest benefit to treating hard water with a water softener is the money you will save on monthly energy costs and any damages that could have occurred in your appliances from continuously using hard water. 

At Clean Water Solutions Houston, we understand the battle with hard water. When choosing a water softener, you have the option of a salt-based water softener or a salt-free water softener. While both are beneficial, a salt-free water softener offers the added benefits of not needing to add sodium to the water and having chosen a more heart-healthy and eco-friendly softening system. Salt-free systems also require less maintenance because they are expected to last up to 5 years before needing a replacement, as opposed to a salt-based system that must be maintained monthly. Contact Clean Water Solutions Houston today to find the right hard water treatment for your home.

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