The Water Softener and How It Improved My Life

cleanwaterMost people have heard of “Water Softener”, but are unsure of the purpose or the benefits of softer water. About 85%—an alarmingly high percentage—of all water is considered ‘Hard Water’. This means that 85% of water has excess minerals and metals such as Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron. This may sound beneficial to your health, but a high amount of these minerals and metals can lead to various complications.


Hard water has serious potential to cause problems with your plumbing system. The minerals and metals in hard water leave deposits that, overtime, can cause clogging and corrosion of your home’s pipes. This can lead to leaks, floods, and eventually an expensive rebuild of your home’s plumbing system. Water Softening systems reduce this amount of mineral and metal deposits, prolonging the life of your pipes. It also makes them significantly more efficient. This efficiency can save you some serious dough on your water bill.


Softer water not only extends the life of your pluming system, but also the life of your appliances such as your laundry machine, dishwasher, and water heater. Minerals and metals won’t build up in these systems, which will allow your appliances to run much more smoothly. Furthermore, a smoother running appliance means less energy is needed for it to run, lowering your energy bill and decreasing your home’s carbon emissions.  Your wallet and the environment will thank you.


What got me to make the change to softer water was actually none of the above. It was when I noticed my clothes started getting white spots and unsightly streaks. I thought it was the laundry detergent I was using, so I went out and bought another brand. The same issue continued, and my clothes got even more spots and streaks. After doing some of my own research online, I discovered it was likely due to the hardness of my water. The day after I had a water softener system installed, my clothes came out softer, cleaner, brighter, and had zero spots or streaks.  If your clothes are prone to getting holes or are coming out stiff, it is likely because you guessed it, hard water.  By removing those harsh minerals and metals, softer water increases the lifespan of your clothes and you will not have to use as much detergent as you did previously. I noticed I only needed half the amount of detergent because of the chemistry of it all. Laundry detergent can be expensive, especially in my large family, so cutting costs there is definitely much obliged.


Living in San Antonio, TX, I looked for water softener companies in San Antonio. I found the company, Alamo Water Softeners of San Antonio, whom I’d highly recommend. A representative was very sincere and patient in explaining to me all of the possible systems and prices. I ended up purchasing a very high quality and well-designed system at a price I was happy to pay. Water Softener systems have major benefits and as far as finding the right Water Softener system in San Antonio, Alamo Water Softeners is a great choice.


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