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4 Reasons to Install a Water Softener

Installing a water softener is a domestic plumbing service that many plumbers offer in regions with hard water. Softening your water can make a lot of household chores easier, as well as making it more pleasant to drink. Here are a few benefits you can expect when you install a water softening system.

1. A Cleaner Home

The magnesium and calcium salts in hard water can make cleaning a difficult task. They often leaves spots on your taps and other bathroom fittings. When you use soft water for cleaning tasks, these spots do not form. As a result, it is much easier to keep your bathroom and kitchen looking sparklingly clean.

2. Softer Clothes

Soft water is also much better than hard water for doing laundry. Much like they do on your taps, the minerals in hard water leave a residue on your clothes, sheets and towels, which can make them feel hard and scratchy. You might have already noticed that your skin becomes irritated after wearing your freshly washed clothes. Perhaps you blamed the irritation on the laundry detergent that you used to wash your clothes, but in fact it could be due to the water itself.

3. Better Beverages

Most people prefer the taste of soft water. Although hard water is not harmful to drink, it can have a strong taste. Again, water that is very hard can form scaly deposits at the bottom of the glass, which can be very unpleasant.

If you use an electric kettle to make tea and other hot drinks, a water softener is likely to be a fantastic addition to your home. Mineral deposits form on the electric element inside the kettle and can leave a thick layer if not cleaned regularly. These deposits not only effect the taste of the water, but also reduce the kettle's lifespan. Softened water, on the other hand, makes an excellent cup of tea.

4. Healthier Hair

Washing your hair in hard water can leave it looking lank and dull. The same mineral deposits that build up on your clothes and in your appliances also form in your hair when you wash it with hard water. After installing a water softener, your hair should soon recover its former shine and body.

Another problem with washing hair in hard water is that it is difficult to form a lather. When you wash with soft water, you will not need to use as much shampoo, which could help you to save money over the long run.