The Advantages of a Water Softener

There are many benefits to having a water softener installed in your home. Many people wonder if a water softener is right for their home. Here is some information on the benefits of getting a water softener.

First of all, what does a water softener do?

A water softener removes the calcium, magnesium, and other metal cations in hard water.

You save money. You will notice with your new water softener that you won't have to use as much laundry detergent for washing, and you won't use up your cleaning products as quickly. Your plumbing system will also run more efficiently saving you money on energy and repairs.

Cleaning becomes easier. A water softener will reduce the amount of housework needed to keep your home clean. With soft water, you will no longer get those annoying hard water stains and spots, and soap scum and limescale will be greatly reduced. You will notice that your shower, sink, and toilet will take less effort to clean and will stay clean longer.

Softer skin and hair. Having a water softener will make your hair and skin feel softer, cleaner, and smoother, and can eliminate bad hair days. Soft water will make shaving easier and smoother, and your razor blades will last longer than with hard water. Having soft water even helps with skin conditions such as eczema and dry skin by not drying out your skin and allowing you to hold on to moisture.

Use less soap and detergent. Soft water allows for better lathering of your soaps, shampoos, and detergents which means you don't have to use as much. The average usage and cost of these products can be reduced by up to 75%. You will notice that your clothes and dishes will come out cleaner, softer, and whiter.

Extend the life of your appliances. A water softener will allow your appliances to work more efficiently and last longer. It removes all existing scale from household appliances and pipes, and prevents scale from re-occurring. The amount of corrosion from acid in your water will also be reduced.

Cleaner plumbing system. Your water softener will reduce mineral deposits and buildup which reduces the risk of clogs and corrosion in your plumbing system. By removing scale from your heating system, your hot water heater can heat your soft water more quickly.


A water heater protected by a water softening system will reduce the yearly energy cost of that appliance by 22% - 29%.

If you have any questions about what type of water system is right for your home, contact us! We're happy to help!