The benefits of soft water
Updated: May 20, 2021
Looking for cleaning products that make your kitchen sparkle, or a detergent that keeps your laundry soft and bright? The problem may not be in the products, but in your water. Soft water means brighter clothes, and water using appliances last longer. Softened water works better with soap and cleansers, making them more effective and efficient.
A Whole House Water Filter System can save you up to 50% on soap products. Fabrics look fresh and vibrant wash after wash. Soft water is a difference you will see and feel in every way you live.
A water softener protects all water using appliances from the damage caused by hard water scale build up. A water softening system will significantly extend the life of all water using appliances.
By removing the hardness in your water, your cleaning products can work more efficiently, there is no need to overcome the dissolved rock in your water. The soft water provided by a water softener will reduce by up to 50% the amount of cleaning products used in your kitchen. This includes dishwashing detergent, hand soap, and all-purpose cleaners.
The chalky lime build up on kitchen fixtures will no longer be an issue. Your water softener not only removes the hardness from your water before it can build up on your fixtures, it also prevents the build-up of scale in the pipes that you can’t see.
The soft water advantage in the bath shines through in sparkling glass doors, fixtures, and surfaces. Spend less time cleaning hard water deposits and soap scum, and less money on cleansers and soap products. You’ll enjoy a relaxing bath or invigorating shower, and notice that your skin feels softer. You may also find your hair is more manageable without the effects of hard water.
Hard water and soap do not work well with each other. The dissolved rock in the water reacts with the chemicals in the soap creating a sticky scum or an insoluble residue called soap curd that’s difficult to wash away. The “squeaky” feel or sound many people associate with being clean is actually your skin sticking because of the residue.
A water softener eliminates the formation of soap curd which can leave a thin layer of film on your skin, clogging pores, leaving your skin dry and rough, making your hair dull-looking.
Hard water can create other problems; such as water spots and a chalky build up on fixtures, clogged shower heads, soap rings on the shower and tub. By eliminating soap curd, a water softener will reduce the amount of elbow grease needed to keep your bathroom sparkling clean.
Because your water softener has prevented the formation of soap curd, you will need less shampoo for your hair, less soap for your body. There will be no need for conditioners for your hair or lotion for your skin, the soft water provided by your water softener lets your body’s natural oils keep your hair soft and shiny and your skin smooth and silky. You will also use less all-purpose cleaning products for your bathroom. The Water Quality Association estimates that a water softener will save a homeowner up to 50% of the cost of all cleaning products.
Hard water is hard on laundry. The minerals in hard water not only make detergent less effective, they cause damage to fabric fibers, shortening clothing life by up to 30%. Residue left behind makes clothes look dingy and gray. You’ll see and feel the soft water difference immediately, with softer, brighter fabrics. Long term, you will notice longer lasting clothes, and substantial detergent savings.
Hard water scale has also been found to be hard on water heaters, and most tankless hot water manufacturers provide no product warranty without a water softener. A recent study conducted by the Water Quality Association concludes that using soft water can reduce water-heating energy consumption by up to 24%.