About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!
Do you feel a sense of frustration when you look at your plumbing fixtures and see stains even though you just cleaned them the day before? Hard water is one of the leading causes of stained plumbing fixtures, but this isn't the only problem it causes. So, what's the solution to this problem? One of the best solutions is a water softener.
Water softeners soften hard water
A water softener is one of many water-filtration systems homeowners install in their houses. It connects to your main water supply, and all your water flows through it. As water flows through the device, it removes calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. These are some of the top minerals that cause hard water. A water softener transforms your water from hard water to soft water. You will quickly see the difference after a plumber installs one in your home.
How to tell if you have hard water
Hard water leaves several signs in a home. Often the first sign is stained plumbing fixtures, and the stains can be in different colors, including red, brown, and yellow. You'll see stains in your toilets, tubs, and sinks. Hard water also reduces the amount of soap bubbles you see. If you have to use a lot of body wash, dish soap, or laundry soap to make bubbles, it's because you have hard water.
Did you know that you can test your water to determine how hard or soft it is? You can test your water by contacting a water softener company or plumber. They will take a sample of your water to test. The test tells you the level of hardness, as well as the minerals present.
The changes you'll see with a softener
What changes will you notice after getting a water softener? You'll notice that your fixtures are cleaner, and you'll need to clean them less often. You may notice that you need less soap, which helps you save money on soap products. People with softened water also have healthier, more hydrated skin.
One change you'll experience that you can't see is the effects softened water has on your plumbing pipes. Your pipes will have less exposure to minerals, protecting them and helping you avoid clogs and other problems. Your plumbing system will last longer because of this. A water softener isn't the only solution for hard water, but it's usually the best solution for most homeowners.
Contact a contractor or plumber for more information on water softeners or water softener rentals.