Whether you own commercial or residential property, one of the most valuable and lucrative investments you can make is installing a water conditioning system. A water softener is an ion exchange plumbing appliance that plays a critical role in various aspects of your home’s structural integrity and plumbing performance, as well as, your personal comfort and safety. Without a water conditioner, you are at risk of being subjected to several undesirable effects of hard water. But more importantly, you can face a long list of financial consequences.
Continue reading to learn how a water softener can actually save you money in the long run.
Negative Impacts of Hard Water
What is hard water? Well, hard water is groundwater, well water, or municipal water that contains high traces of hard minerals, such as iron, calcium, and magnesium, as well as various other contaminants. It causes lime scale buildup in plumbing pipes, appliances, and around plumbing fixtures. But that’s not all; it can also have negative or damaging effects on skin, hair, laundry, coffee, tea, lemonade, cooking, and more.
How Water Softeners Help
Water softeners use an ion exchange resin process that converts hard water into soft water. Resin beads inside the water softener tank are negatively charged, so when contaminated water passes through the resin, it attracts and retains all the positively-charged hard ions. The leftover water is conditioned with a soft mineral ion, such as sodium or potassium (salt pellets), turning it into soft water.
Where You Can Save Money
Hard water can do a lot a damage to your home’s plumbing system and water-based appliances, including water heaters, drains, plumbing pipes, dishwashers, washing machines, and more. It can also add a lot more wear and tear to these systems. Not only can lime scale buildup clog pipes and reduce their performance, hard water can lead to costly plumbing repairs and replacements.
Softening your water will help protect your plumbing and appliances, thus increasing their lifespan and efficiency. As a result of this protection, you earn a 4th bonus to owning a water softener: monthly savings on utility and energy usage! This means you can literally save money by investing in a quality water softener!
Trusted Water Softener Information and Service
Call 317-537-9707 for professional Indianapolis water softener services you can afford. Our licensed contractors have decades of experience in the plumbing and water conditioning industry, and are happy to answer any questions you have about hard water removal, water filtration, and more. Not only will we install your water softener at an affordable price, we will sell you a quality unit too! Request a free estimate for water softeners, today.