BEST WATER PROFESSIONAL
Registered installer for BWT
Phone 01420 362130
Have you ever bought something, tried it and now it’s become an essential part of your day to day life? If you chat to our customers who now have a water softener, they’ll say it’s the one thing they literally cannot do without. Why?
Water touches every area of our lives. We come into contact with it every single day. Washing clothes, washing ourselves, cooking, cleaning and of course drinking – many of us however suffer with the detrimental effects of hard water on a daily basis.
Tight skin after washing, scum on your tea, a bath that never bubbles, limescale in the kettle, grubby bathroom and kitchen, furred up boiler, inefficient heating system – sound familiar? All are a consequence of hard water.
Whether it’s given you gorgeous glossy hair, plumped up skin and money back in your pocket, or you simply spend less time doing laborious cleaning – for all these reasons, once you've tried a water softener, you won’t ever want to give it up!
A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard. When water contains a high level of calcium and magnesium it is called hard water. Hard water constitutes several problems throughout your home that you may or may not have noticed. Hard water is known to clog pipes, complicate soap and detergent dissolving in water, and leave behind water spots. It creates a scale buildup inside your pipes and water appliances reducing the efficiency of your water heater. This means more energy is used to heat water which will result in increased energy expenses. Soap is also less effective in hard water because it reacts to form the calcium or magnesium salt of the organic acid of the soap. Skin washed in hard water is typically reported as feeling scratchy and dry as a result of the soap scum. Hair washed in hard water is reported as being dull-looking and sticky. Some may experience a few of these hard water results and others may be accustomed to the feeling of their clothes, bedding, skin and hair after washing. It is mostly important to protect your home with softened water to prolong the lifespan of pipes and home appliances from scale buildup and clogging.
Hard water can be treated with a water softener to reduce the negative impacts of hard water. Water softeners are specific ion exchanges that are designed to remove ions which are positively charged. Anti-scale systems transform calcium ions into calcium crystals which are stable and cannot attach to pipes, surfaces, hardware or other fixtures. The crystals are so small they are easily rinsed away by the water flow. They are harmless, neutral, heat resistant and completely stable and will not attach to any surfaces like your pipes and heaters to cause lime deposits.
Water treated with a water softener versus untreated hard water has many benefits: