Keep finding soap scum sticking to your tub, sink, clothes, and hair? A high-quality water softener might be the best solution. Besides treating these issues, this filtration system may also boost the lifespan of your pipes, fixtures, and appliances by preventing corrosion. But, is buying a water softener worth it? In this article, the pros at Tri-County Water Services discuss the pros and cons of this popular water treatment system.
We can help you choose the perfect water treatment system for your needs. With nearly 20 years of experience, our pros have an in-depth knowledge of all water softener and water filtration systems and can help you pick the right fit for your home or office. Contact us today at 610-857-1740 to get started.
What Does a Water Softener Do?
While water is typically treated before it is pumped to your home, it could still contain pollutants and unwanted chemicals. It’s possible that the water in your home contains high levels of calcium and magnesium – the sediment responsible for the soap scum you keep finding in your basins, tubs, and hair. This is what is known as “hard water”.
A water softener strips these elements from the aqua entering your home and thus “softens” your supply. The result: No more sticky soap scum.
Is a Water Softener Worth It?
A water softener’s benefits run deeper than just eliminating soap scum. It’s believed that hard water accelerates corrosion in your pipes and may also cause damage to your fixtures and any appliances connected to your plumbing.
So, is a water softener worth it? It depends. Our pros would first need to test your supply to determine whether you have hard water. Any samples we take as part of our water analysis are tested at a fully-equipped lab. Once completed, we will provide you with a full report on the contents of your home’s aqua.
If your property has hard water, we would recommend installing a water softener to improve the quality of your supply. However, if it does not, it’s still possible you may benefit from installing a different water treatment system such as an acid neutralizer, brim filter, or carbon filter. Our pros can provide suggestions on the best system based on your water’s contents, and your needs and budget.
Contact Tri-County Water Services to Discuss Your Water Softener Needs Today
Need help choosing a water treatment system for your home or office? Turn to the pros at Tri-County Water Services. Contact us at 610-857-1740 and ask to speak to a member of our team for reliable answers to your water softener questions.