Mineral buildup, chemicals, and other contaminants in your household water may not be dangerous to your health, but they are burdensome. Hard water contains dissolved calcium and magnesium. The minerals affect dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, and shampoo as well as basic plumbing fixtures. Hard water can cause damage to appliances, including the water heater, affect your clothes as you wash them, leave stains on dishes, and even temporarily ruin the look and texture of your hair.
Water treatments include soft water and filtration systems to remove contaminants. A water treatment not only removes calcium and magnesium buildup from the water supply, but it can also save you a lot of money over time. Here’s how:
1. You Save on Hair & Body Products
Body soap and shampoo combine with the minerals in hard water to form sticky curds that prevent you from removing some of the dirt, oils, and bacteria from your body. As a result, your hair is dull and lifeless and you feel unclean, even though you just took a shower. The natural thing to do is try new products, but really, it’s just the water.
2. You Save by Not Needing New Appliances
The minerals in hard water combine with soap and detergent in the dishwasher and washing machine. This leads to dishes and clothes not being washed as well as they should be. More often than not, you’re likely to assume the problem is with the appliance. As a result, you might go out and buy new appliances when the problem is really in the water.
3. You Save on Your Electric Bill
Hard water doesn’t just affect the soap and detergent used in certain appliances. It also causes a buildup around the heating elements in these appliances. Another affected appliance is the water heater. The buildup around the heating elements forces the affected appliances to work harder and less efficiently, which leads to higher energy bills.
4. You Save on Repairs
The mineral buildup in hard water can cause a buildup in the pipes and other plumbing fixtures. Over time, that buildup can weaken the pipes, causing them to crack and break down. If that happens, you will need to get them repaired.
5. You Save in the Kitchen
Hard water causes seemingly impossible-to-remove stains on your dishes and countertops. A water treatment can prevent future stains and maybe even remove some that have formed on the dishes.
Get Your Water Treated, and Start Saving
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If you’re interested in starting water treatment, call or visit us at Choice Plumbing USA in El Paso, TX.