The Benefits of Using a Water Softening System


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The water quality at your house is affected by a variety of factors, such as the original source and the state of your house's plumbing system. While you may not be able to control how polluted the local lakes and streams are, you can take action to improve the quality of water that you drink.

Hard water is a common issue for many homeowners, which means that a household’s water contains high levels of minerals such as magnesium and calcium. Although this may seem like a small issue, the truth is that water with a high mineral content causes serious problems over time.
Fortunately, water softening systems provide an easy solution to the issues caused by hard water, and you can expect to see these potential benefits once you have your new system installed.
Improve the Taste and Smell of the Water
Water is essential for life, but people may struggle to drink enough water to stay hydrated when it has a foul odor or taste. Unpleasant tastes and smells can often be linked to high levels of elements such as iron and magnesium. Water softeners reduce these elements so that the flavor and smell improves.
Reduce Stains on Fixtures
The minerals in hard water are often left behind on faucets as well as porcelain surfaces such as the toilet. For instance, you may notice that your toilet looks permanently dirty with rust-colored lines running in the basin. Water softening reduces the staining so that your cleaning is more effective.
Prolong the Life of Appliances
To understand what hard water does to your appliances, just think for a moment about what lime scale looks like on your faucet or showerhead. Now, imagine that buildup occurring inside of your hot water heater or washing machine.

Not only does hard water cause your appliances to work less efficiently, but it can also lead to serious damage over time. For this reason, installing a water softening system may be the ideal solution for ending frequent appliance breakdowns.
Prevent Clogs in the Plumbing System
As hard water flows through your house's plumbing system, it leaves deposits along every pipe. This can eventually build up to the point that it begins to reduce the water pressure and causes clogs. If your water is still running well, then a water softener can save you from more costly repairs.
Reduce Skin Irritation
When hard water and soap combine, they create a sticky film that makes it harder to completely rinse off all of the residue. This can lead to build up on your scalp and skin that increases dryness and irritation. Softened water improves the rinsing process so that your skin retains more moisture.
Improve Your Cleaning Efforts
You put time and effort into cleaning your clothes and dishes, and you should be able to enjoy the reward of seeing them sparkling clean.

Hard water leaves spots behind on your dishes, and the soap film left behind leaves clothes looking dingy. This soap buildup also increases the wear and tear on your clothing, and the fabric may feel stiff and scratchy.

Evaporating water also creates soap scum and leaves calcium deposits behind on items like your shower curtain and bathtub walls. After you make the switch to softer water, you should see a noticeable improvement in how things look at your house after they are cleaned.

The team at Hague Quality Water of Kansas City specializes in improving the water quality of homes in Kansas and Missouri. Contact us today for a free water testing kit to find out how you can enjoy the benefits of soft water today.