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Soft Water Part 2

By October 7, 2016 No Comments

If you’ve read Part 1 of this series, you know soft water can provide better cleaning and rinsing for your body, dishes and clothes. You may not have thought of the fact that soft water can actually save you money too, in a number of ways. It also can lead to less time and work when cleaning. Let’s review some major ways soft water can improve your life.

50% Less Soap

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re washing dishes in the sink and aren’t getting very much a lather from the soap you’re using, and are doing more scrubbing than actual cleaning. In an effort to improve the effectiveness of your soap you use a little more, and a little more than that, until finally you have a few bubbles and are actually getting some cleaning done. Before long the lather is disappearing all over again. Time to add more soap!

With soft water you’ll find that you don’t need nearly as much soap as you’re accustomed to using. Half or less should be more than enough to work up a good lather and clean your dishes, and will rinse off better too, leaving spotless results.

Less soap doesn’t only apply to dishes in the sink either. Any instance in which soap is used can now save the amount of soap used. Meaning you’re buying soap far less often and saving money in the process. This applies to laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash, dishwasher soap, hand soap and any other opportunity to clean with soap. Save soap, save time, and save money!

Longer appliance lifespan

Many home appliances are expensive to replace. Dishwashers, laundry machines, even water heaters are vital parts of homes. Living without them for any length of time can prove stressful and uncomfortable, and replacing worn down units can be a large cost. One reason these appliances wear down is that hard water leaves mineral deposits lining everything it touches. That makes for less effective use, which leads to more water being needed and associated costs.

Save Pipes

Before water even reaches your appliances, dishes and body, it has to run throughout the pipes inside your home. Hard water can gather in every inch of your pipes. Over time that buildup can become thick, meaning you’re far more likely to have clogs pipes, or even busted pipes. Hard water mineral buildup in pipes also leads to less water pressure, causing appliances to work harder with less. This could mean less cleaning gets done, and more energy is used, leading to higher energy bills.

Use some pipe cleaner to flush your pipes of calcium and other deposits, and give your plumbing a clean start with soft water. It’ll save you time, money and stress.

Clean Fixtures

shower_head_hard_waterAnother cost incurring, and simply ugly effect of hard water is the buildup it leaves on your fixtures such as faucets and shower heads. The rust and hard water buildup are a visual example of what hard water is doing throughout your home, and even to your skin!

Hard water also finds its way to stick to show walls and make bathtub rings in the form of soap scum. This can be cleaned, but before you know it, hard water has struck again. Solve the problem for good with soft water!

shower-door-largeIf you’re tired of the harsh effects of hard water on your home, body, and wallet, maybe it’s time to do something about the problem before it even reaches your house. Soft water could help save you from all the problems of unfiltered water. Give us a call at 8067923341, or click here for more information.