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3 Benefits of Using a Water Softener

baby-in-bathIf we were to ask you to name a serious plumbing problem that you may encounter in your home, your first reaction may be to say a major leak or a failed water heater. What if we asked you to name a serious issue with your water quality? You’d probably say something along the lines of contaminants that make the water unsafe to drink. Not all problems that you’ll encounter are quite as immediate or threatening as these, though. However, they can still be serious.

This is the case with hard water, one of the most common problems that modern homeowners today face with their plumbing systems. The good news is that there is a simple solution to help you resolve the issues that hard water can create. This is the use of a water softener in Tucson, AZ. We install great water softeners, and are happy to help you enjoy the many benefits that these systems have to offer. 

Get Clothes (and Your Body) Cleaner

One of the effects that hard water has is making it more difficult to get a good soap lather going. Hard water has a higher concentration of minerals such as magnesium and calcium than it should, and those properties can make cleaning materials like cloths and linens more difficult.

When you step out of the shower, do you feel as though you have a soapy residue on you? Is it hard to really rinse your hair free of product successfully? Have you noticed that your clothes have an unclean-looking tint to them? Whatever the case, a water softener can help to resolve the problem.

Keep Your Fixtures Looking Great

Perhaps the most obvious sign of hard water in a home is the development of ugly green and white deposits on plumbing fixtures. These deposits may be scrubbed off, sure, but that won’t solve the problem at its root. You’re going to wind up with them building back up before long. So what are they?

They’re the minerals that qualify hard water as being hard! When you have hard water coming out of a fixture, and that fixture gets water all over it, the minerals are going to stay behind. Using a water softener in your home will help to keep such build-ups from developing by removing them from the water all together!

Protect Your Plumbing

If deposits on exterior fixtures are the most obvious signs of hard water, then buildups within your pipes themselves are the most serious. When you have deposits building up in your pipes, those pipes are essentially growing narrower and narrower as the buildups grow. That means that they are constricting within.

The pressure coming from the fixtures may start to fall, but the pressure actually within the system is on the rise. Using a water softener will help you to avoid problems with constricted pipes in your plumbing system. Contact The Sunny Plumber Tucson today to discuss your water softener options. 

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