Signs You Need a Water Softener
Whether you’ve considered a water softener or not, there are many benefits to adding one to your home. Now that we’re all spending more time indoors, it’s more important than ever to make the most of it, including improving your tap water.
However, some homeowners don’t know they even need a water softener because they assume their experience with their tap water is normal. We’re here to tell you that it isn’t, and a water softener can significantly improve your water quality and overall home life.
So, let’s look at the common problems caused by hard water that you may be dealing with right now.
- Lower Water Pressure
If you have an older home, you may be dealing with low water pressure at one or multiple fixtures. Various factors contribute to low water pressure, and hard water is one of them.
Hard water leaves mineral deposits behind as it moves through your plumbing system. This limescale buildup narrows your pipes like cholesterol clogging an artery and eventually reduces the amount of water that can travel through the pipe, resulting in low water pressure. You can remove this mineral buildup by calling a plumber to clean it out or — in severe cases — repipe the house, but if you don’t deal with the root cause, you’ll have to deal with the problem again. Using a water softener significantly reduces the mineral content in the water, so it doesn’t build up in your plumbing system.
- Your Clothes Fade Quickly
Do you get tired of your new clothes fading and becoming dingy-looking a week or two after you’ve purchased them? Well, it’s those minerals again that’s to blame. Calcium and magnesium in high concentrations make it difficult for the detergent to do its job. The mineral deposits remain on your clothes, making them feel stiff and causing the color to fade prematurely.
Adding a water softener to reduce the mineral content of the water allows the laundry detergent to work effectively and removes the minerals to keep your clothes looking new for longer.
- Crusty Fixtures
Another telltale sign of hard water is crusty mineral and calcium deposits left on your sink and shower fixtures. Not only does this look unsightly, but it causes clogs and performance issues like low water pressure, corrosion, and damage to the rubber gaskets and seals.
- Itchy Skin & Lifeless Hair
High mineral content in your water doesn’t just affect your clothes and fixtures; it can cause skin irritation and weigh your hair down. If you constantly apply moisturizer to deal with dry, red, itchy skin, or you just can’t get your hair to shine and appear full-bodied, the minerals in your water are probably to blame.
Our Water Softener Solutions
At Tri-Florida Water Treatment, we provide state-of-the-art water softeners that use ion exchange to remove calcium and magnesium from your tap water. This whole house water softener solution connects to your main water supply at the point of entry to ensure all of the water coming into your home passes through the filter to remove the offending minerals before going into your plumbing system.
Our system is unique because we use a dual tank process that collects water into an initial tank for treatment, and then it’s passed on to a secondary tank where it’s ready for use. Also, our water filter cartridges are user-replaceable, so there’s no need to schedule a service call, saving you time and money. Finally, our system is ideal for municipal and well water systems.
Tri-Florida Water Treatment is Department of Environmental Protection Certified Water Plant Operator, which means we have the training and expertise to assist you in getting safe, great-tasting water at home. We service and sell chlorinations, chemical feed pumps, filters, water softeners, reverse osmosis filters, drinking water systems, water purifiers, and other water treatment systems, depending on your needs. We have over 30 years of experience and are experts in the industry.
If you’re sick of the hard water that’s ruining your pipes, fixtures, appliances, and clothes, call Tri-Florida Water Treatment at (863) 965-1439 or fill out our online form to book an appointment.