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3 Unexpected Benefits of Water Softeners

Hard water isn’t a danger, but it can be a major inconvenience. Calcium and magnesium deposits can affect the efficiency and lifespan of your water heater and leave residue on your fixtures. But there are more ways hard water may be affecting you and your home than you may realize.

Should I invest in a water softener?

Water softeners remove dissolved minerals and other contaminants in your water supply, which can lead to many differences at home! Here are just a few of the benefits that a water softener can bring to your life:

Brighter Fabrics

Say goodbye to dingy towels and faded pillow shams! Hard water takes its toll on your laundry. With softer water, your colors stay brighter, longer—saving you time, headaches, and money!

Softer Clothes

This may not come as a surprise, but hard water introduces dissolved minerals to your water supply—which can make your clothes feel stiff and unforgiving. When your water is softer, your clothes, towels, sheets, and other laundered items feel softer to the touch!

Saves You Money

Who doesn’t love savings? Hard water wears down your appliance, plumbing, and fixtures which can lead to premature repairs or replacements. But it can also cost you a lot in skin and hair care.

Hard water causes dry skin because the minerals strip your skin of its natural protective layer of moisture. When we have dry skin, we use lotion and creams to rehydrate our skin. Hard water can also affect hair. Drying out your scalp can lead to dandruff (which requires expensive care products and special treatments), but it can also cause hair to feel brittle and break more easily.

Spending money on hair and skincare products, as well as fabric softeners and laundry products, focuses on ‘brightening brights’ can accumulate over time and take its toll on our wallet. S & D Plumbing can help you get softer water in your home today! Contact us at (512) 648-4663 to speak to a member of our team or schedule an appointment today.

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