Water Softener Installation
Did you know approximately 85% of homes in the United States depend on hard water for their water supply? Unfortunately here in the Ozarks, we too depend on hard water. Although hard water is generally safe to use, it can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. With the advancements in technology so readily available, hard water is a problem we are able to easily combat with the installation of a water softening system at a reasonable cost.
Having a water softening system has many benefits. Aside from the luxury of soft hair and skin, some of the benefits of a water softener include:
Extended appliance life: When the minerals found in hard water build up in your appliances, it decreases the overall efficiency and shortens the life of the appliance. Most of the corrosion we see in water heaters and dishwashers comes from the buildup of sediment inside the unit. This is especially noticeable in water heaters. When sediment builds up in the bottom of the tank, your tank is far more likely to rupture resulting in the need to replace the unit.
Cleaner Plumbing System: Hard water leaves deposits in your plumbing system. As the sediment builds up over time, it causes clogs and corrosion that shorten the life of your entire plumbing system. These deposits clog up your pipes as well as your fixtures (toilets, faucets, valves, etc). By installing a water softener, the life of your plumbing system will be extended and your fixtures will operate more effectively. If you find that your water pressure has decreased, you may have sediment built up in your pipes or fixtures and it is likely time to start thinking about investing in a water softening system.
Cleaning Benefits: As you may already know, when clothes, dishes, and your homes surfaces are washed in hard water, they sometimes end up with white deposits, soapy residue, or streaks. Soft water helps create a better lather with soap, detergent, and shampoo, reducing the amount of product necessary to complete the task at hand. Soft water also helps rinse soap residue more thoroughly, leaving your clothing and dishes as well as your hair and skin looking and feeling cleaner and healthier. With less soap scum and film left behind, you may also find your bathtubs, showers and sinks stay cleaner and are easier to maintain after we finish with your water heater install.
Faster Water Heating: Water heaters are able to heat softened water more quickly than hard water. The installation of a water softener improves water heating efficiency by 20-30% depending on the type of water heating system you have. Improved efficiency reduces energy consumption, resulting in lower utility bills.
At United Plumbing, our team is here to help when you need us. Whether you have an existing system that has failed and needs to be replaced or you are looking to have a brand new water softener installation in Springfield Missouri, we will arrive to your home promptly, provide you with a fair estimate, and have you basking in the benefits of soft water in no time.