Water Softening Systems for Your Home
Our experts at Southern Water Solutions offer top quality water softening systems for your home. We are proud to be a top provider of water softening systems throughout the Greater Houston area. Our team tests your water to address specific water quality issues for your home’s water supply. We handle installing and maintaining your water softener to provide you and your family with great quality water at all times.
Reach out now to get a free water quality test from our team!
Why is Hard Water Bad?
According to the 2021 Houston Water Quality Report from the public works division, the average water hardness was 127 ppm of calcium carbonate. This is considered quite hard and it can cause a lot of problems for your home and family.
While hard water is generally considered healthy to drink (though it may have unknown dangers), the main issue is that it is a nuisance. The minerals in hard water stick to things and create a film that is difficult to penetrate. This makes your soaps, shampoos, cleaning supplies, and detergents less effective at cleaning things. As a result, you end up spending more time and more money on products to try to get yourself, your family, and your home clean.
Hard water can also wreak havoc on skin, particularly if you have a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Minerals in hard water can dry out your skin and clog your pores, leading to worse symptoms for many skin conditions.
If you find that your clothes or dishes rarely come clean after a wash cycle, hard water may also be the culprit. Minerals bind to the molecules in soaps and detergents, so they’re not as effective at removing dirt, oils, and other grime. The same goes for concentrated cleaning supplies that you mix with water from your tap: you might not be getting your tables, floors, and other surfaces as clean as you think if you have hard water.
Additionally, hard water can cause a lot of damage to your plumbing and your appliances. Minerals in hard water can build up inside the pipes and the parts in your appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, and hot water heaters, eventually making them break faster and need more repairs more often.
Therefore, hard water is a serious concern for your home and family.
The Many Benefits of Water Softening Systems
Water softening works by removing those hard minerals from the water so they can’t cause damage and cleaning issues for your home. Our water softening systems provide soft water to the whole house to ensure you’re protected from the negative effects of hard water.
Water softening systems use special beads that create an ion exchange process. These beads exchange hard minerals like calcium and magnesium for sodium or potassium molecules as the water passes from the municipal supply into your home’s pipes.
Here are some of the many benefits of water softening systems:
- Healthier skin
- Softer hair
- Cleaner clothes and dishes
- Cleaner homes
- Less time and money spent on cleaning
- Healthier plumbing systems
- Better working home appliances
Make your life easier by calling our team for a water softener today!