Water softeners are mechanical devices that attach to your plumbing system and removes minerals from your water. The minerals it removes cause your water to be “hard.” Hard water is known to cause rust, clogged pipes, and can wear down your clothing among other issues. However, having soft water isn’t the only reason you should get a water softener in Memphis. Stewart Plumbing can give you six reasons you should consider a water softener for your home.
Here are six reasons to get a water softener in Memphis:
Lower energy bills
Just about every appliance in your home works better with soft water. When you have hard water, the limescale and other minerals in the water can clog pipes or make heat transfer harder. Soft water is particularly nice for your water heater. Since the average American household uses a lot of water every day, your water heater is a big contributor to energy bills. Making it more efficient can help reduce your bills.
Longer pipe and appliance life
Limescale in water has a tendency to encourage corrosion in anything slightly conductive to electricity. This can shorten the lifespan of your pipes as well as clogging them. In addition, hard water is known for leaving behind soap scum on tubs, sinks, and anything else that uses water. The more you have to scrub off soap scum, the more likely you’ll scratch up the surface, weakening your appliances. Using soft water will also leave your dishes looking cleaner and shinier.
This reason ties back to the benefit of lower energy bills. When you’re using softer water and your appliances are more efficient, they’re using less energy and water. This means you’re reducing your carbon footprint and using less of humanity’s valuable resources.
Reduced soap usage
You might know how cleaning yourself with hard water can lead to dry skin and hair. However, hard water also interferes with the usage of soaps and shampoos by making it hard to lather. If you use soft water, you can expect to use about 75% less shampoo, saving you more money.
Softer, brighter clothes
When used in washing clothes, the minerals in hard water get caught in the fabrics. When this happens, clothes get stiff and their colors fade. Using soft water helps keep your clothes in prime condition and increases their overall lifespan. Once again, this acts as yet another way soft water helps you save money.
Water plants safely
If you’re into gardening, you might know there are certain water-based chemicals you don’t use on your plants. One of these is chlorine, which water treatment plants often use to treat your water. If you want to water your plants with chlorinated water, you have to let it sit in an open container for half an hour. That way, the chlorine drifts out and your petunias don’t get a dousing of chemicals. With soft water, you don’t have to worry about what’s in your gardening water.
Why is Stewart Plumbing a local expert on plumbing?
For over 25 years, Stewart Plumbing has been helping homeowners around Memphis with their plumbing systems. Starting out as a one-man operation, one of our earliest clients, who we still work with today, is Graceland, the estate of the famous Elvis Presley. However, we credit our growth to our high-quality workmanship and unrivaled customer service. Our highly-trained and licensed plumbers also strictly observe Nexstar policies and best practices. At Stewart Plumbing, we stand by our work, and we want you to call today if you need plumbing help.