Utah’s tap water is notoriously hard, yet many residents don’t understand the importance of having water softeners in their homes.
It can be difficult to recognize the effects of hard water after living with it for an extended period. But once you experience the effects of a water softener, you’ll never go back to living with hard water again. Here’s everything you need to know about Utah’s water and how a water softener can help.
What Is Hard Water?
Many people assume that all water is created equal, but this is not the case. Buy two brands of bottled water to compare, and you can probably taste the difference. Water can have different minerals dissolved in it, picked up from a trip through the water cycle. Hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals inside. Soft water has very few minerals. Hard water can sometimes appear cloudy or have a “flavor,” while soft water is typically very clear and tasteless.
The water in Utah contains high amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous, as well as calcium and other minerals. Experts across the state have reported that already poor water quality is expected to get worse as time goes on. The good news? A water softener can significantly improve the quality of water in your home.
Why Do Utah Homes Need Water Softeners?
Hard water might seem harmless, but it can wreak havoc on you and your home. Here are some of the most important reasons that Utah homes need water softeners:
It Makes Your Skin and Hair Healthier
Bathing in hard water coats your skin and hair in minerals, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate the barrier. This can lead to dry, itchy skin and brittle, damaged hair. A water softener can reverse these effects and leave your hair and skin healthy, smooth, and moisturized.
It Will Make Your Appliances Last Longer
As hard water flows through appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, it leaves behind some minerals, causing excessive buildup inside the appliances. Over time, this can cause machines to experience problems and break prematurely. A water softener reduces the minerals in the water so it can flow through your appliances without leaving any damaging buildup behind.
You Will Save Money on Plumbing Repairs
Hard water leaves behind minerals as it flows through your pipes just like it does to your appliances. Mineral buildup in pipes can cause clogs and restricted water flow, leaving you with abysmal water pressure. A water softener removes the minerals from the buildup so that you can save money on plumbing costs and have better water pressure, too.
Quick Quality Plumbing Is Here
If you’re ready to have healthier skin and hair, extend the life of your appliances, and put a stop to clogged pipes, Quick Quality Plumbing is here to help. Our licensed plumbers offer a full range of water softeners, so they can recommend one that’s right for your home. We’re also full-service plumbers, so we can help you with any other plumbing problems you’re having. We serve homeowners in Lehi, Provo, Orem, and neighboring cities in Utah. Contact us today!