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For many homeowners, hard water is simply a way of life. But, does it have to be?

Nowadays there are many affordable options for fixing your home’s hard water problems. Installing a water softening and purification system is one of the most common.

The equipment cost and installation will of course require a small up-front investment. However, it’s more than worth it in the long run.

3 Benefits to Having Softer Water in Your Home

Not many people realize that hard water actually costs them money. It can cost a homeowner hundreds of dollars a year in extra maintenance and repairs.

Here are three examples of how investing in a water softener improves your quality of life while saving you money at the same time.

1. More Comfortable Clothing

Washing your clothes in hard water all the time takes its toll on them. The extra minerals in hard water compared to what you find in soft water do a lot of damage to the tiny threads and fibers your clothes are made of.

When you remove those unnecessary excess minerals, your clothes will feel much softer and more comfortable after a wash. Plus, they will look more vibrant and even last longer, saving you money over time.

2. Better for Your Body

Hard water can do more than just damage your clothes. It can beat up your hair as well. Just as the minerals tear up the small fibers in your clothes, they also damage individual hairs leaving your entire head of hair looking dull and frizzy.

Many people try to compensate for the damage done to their hair from their water by using expensive hair products. However, since your hair is already damaged, they only do so much.

Water softeners can also reduce eczema by removing some of the common triggers. And, they make your water smell and taste better too.

By opting install a water softener, you can save money on hair products, lotions, and bottled water.

3. Longer Lasting Pipes

Every single time you use water in your home, from taking a shower to using the dishwasher, water flows through the pipes. That means everything in that water also flows through the pipes.

When you have hard water full of unwanted excess minerals, some of them get left behind as sediment. Over time they build up and harden. As that happens it gets more and more difficult for water to flow freely eventually leaving you with reduced water pressure.

As this buildup is almost impossible to remove, when it gets too bad you often need to replace the damaged pipes altogether.

Therefore, investing in a water softener can drastically improve the longevity of your home’s pipes saving your thousands of dollars.

In Summary

If your home has hard water, you should seriously considering investing in a water softening system. Not only will you have benefits such as better tasting drinking water and healthier hair, you’ll save money by increasing the longevity of your clothing and your pipes.

Water softeners are one of the rare home improvements that actually have a positive return on your investment.

If you want to have your home’s water tested and see if a water softening and purification system is a good fit, contact Local Plumbing Service today.