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What’s In Your Water? Why You Need a Water Softener

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The water that comes from your taps is essential not just to your health and safety, but to your enjoyment of your home as well. You drink it, cook with it, use it to bathe, and wash dishes and your clothes in it. When your home suffers from hard water, it can affect a number of things. It leaves behind ugly deposits, can dry out your skin and hair, and in a worst-case scenario, can contribute to damaged pipes. 

So what’s the answer to hard minerals in water? A whole house water softener is a great option for water treatment systems in Salt Lake City, UT. Read on to learn about hard water, what’s in it, why it’s no good, and what you can do to remedy its ill effects.

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water is a common problem among Utah homeowners. As water passes through rocks and soil to enter the water supply, it accumulates various minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and trace amounts of minerals. 

Although drinking hard water doesn’t pose any health concerns, it can cause issues for your household in other ways. That’s because these minerals can build up as the water flows in and out of your home, affecting your comfort levels and causing unsightly deposits. 

How Does a Water Softener Work?

A whole house water softener tackles this issue at the source. We’ll install a tank where the water enters your home. The water enters the filtration system, and the filter removes the magnesium and calcium from the water before sending it to the rest of the house.

Water softeners utilize resin beads that are formulated with positively charged ions to remove the negative ions of magnesium and calcium. It works like two magnets that pull and stick to each other. 

Why Do I Need a Water Softener?

As the minerals build up, they can cause issues not just for your home, but for your home’s inhabitants as well. Here are 3 ways you’ll experience discomfort because of hard water.

  • Dry hair, skin, and nails: Hard water isn’t hazardous to your health, but it can negatively affect the hydration and pH levels of skin, hair, and nails. Irritated, dry skin that requires a lot of lotion to feel comfortable can be a sign your water is hard.
  • Limescale buildup: This occurs in the form of white, chalky buildup around the faucets, fixtures, and on countertops in your home. Limescale buildup is not only unsightly, but it can also affect the way the water flows in your pipes. A buildup of minerals can cause clogs and damage. 
  • Laundry and dishes that don’t get clean: Because soap cannot dissolve well in hard water, you’ll notice that your dishes and clothing don’t seem to be getting as clean as they should. You’ll also see spots on your dishes. 

No matter what challenges you may face with your water quality in Salt Lake City, UT, Design Comfort is here to help. We can find out exactly what’s wrong with your water, and we have the water treatment system options you need to resolve the problem. Contact us with any questions you may have about treating your home’s water.

See what keeps our customers saying “I Love My Design Comfort” and contact us for help with improving your home’s water quality.

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