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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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