A very common request for us at Westside Plumbing, Inc. is a water softener installation. Homeowners ask for this service when they’ve been having problems due to hard water that make their day-to-day water use frustrating when bathing, showering, doing laundry, doing dishes, or cooking. These problems can include:
Have you noticed a white, scaly build-up on your tea kettle or coffee pot? Or perhaps you’ve seen water spots that you can’t seem to scrub away? If your answer is yes, you have a hard water issue. This residue won’t make you sick, but it looks unsightly (especially the limescale), and it can cause draining problems if it builds up too much in your pipes. A soft water system installation helps to cut down on limescale by using an “ion exchange” technology.
#2. Itchy Skin
Because hard water has lots of calcium and magnesium salts—which dry things out—many people with hard water tend to have dry, itchy skin or dry hair. Water is supposed to hydrate our skin, but when your water is hard, it has the opposite effect and results in dryness. Hard water also blocks the pores of the skin, which can cause inflammation and rashes.
#3. High Water Bills
When you have hard water, your appliances (such as your dishwasher and clothing washer) have to push themselves harder, and the amount of water you’re using will increase, which means higher water bills.
#4. Faded Clothing
A sure sign of hard water is faded laundry. If you’ve noticed that your clothes look faded too soon or feel less soft, it’s probably because minerals from hard water have gotten into them. You can buy special detergents to help with this, but the best course of action is to get a water softener installed.
With problems like these, a soft water system installation is a great solution. If you feel like you may have these issues and you’re interested in installing a water softener system, our experts at Westside Plumbing are here for you! Serving the Brownsburg, Zionsville, Danville, Plainfield, and Avon, IN, areas, we can help with any plumbing issues you may be having. Please contact us at (317) 445-8399 today to learn more, or make a request.