Friday, July 22, 2016

Soft Water Benefits Your Home AND Your Family

How's the water quality in your home? If you've noticed buildup in or around your pipes, faucets, sinks, and other water-related fixtures/appliances, it may be time to consider installing a water softener in your home. Hard water (water with a high mineral content) is true to its name; it's harder on your home and your appliances. In contrast, soft water (water that has been purified of its high mineral content) is much easier on your home and offers several distinct advantages. As your water quality specialists at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're here to clue you in on some of these advantages.

How Soft Water Benefits Your Home

The most popular and well-known advantages of soft water have to do with your home and how it interacts with the water you use on a daily basis. Here are some of the better-known advantages of soft water.

Cleaning Is More Efficient
One of the most popular advantages of soft water is the fact that it helps you clean much more easily and efficiently. Soft water reacts better with soap and cleaning chemicals on a molecular level, enabling them to become more effective. Because it doesn't have as many dissolved minerals in it, it doesn't leave nasty hard water spots when it evaporates.

Appliances Last Longer
Soft water reduces buildup on the inside of your appliances, thus increasing their lifespan. Because most water-related appliances tend to be rather expensive (washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators with water spigots are prime examples), maximizing their lifespans can be enormously beneficial for your household budget.

Plumbing Systems Are Improved
Hard water leaves a buildup of calcium, lime, and other minerals in your plumbing. Over time, this buildup can become so advanced that both your water pressure and water flow can be diminished. Cleaning the buildup out of your pipes can be a complicated process. Proactively switching to soft water may be a much more efficient (and affordable) solution.

Less Soap/Detergent Is Needed
Because soft water reacts better with soap and cleaning products, most homeowners find that they can get the same (or even better) results with less soap after switching to soft water. Using less soap, detergent and other cleaning chemicals can help you save money at the grocery store.

How Soft Water Benefits Your Family

Your home isn't the only thing that benefits from soft water - soft water also offers numerous benefits for your family members as well. Here are some of the ways that soft water can benefit you and your family.

Skin And Hair Are More Hydrated
Without the dissolved minerals in hard water getting in the way, soft water can more easily nourish and hydrate your skin and your hair. The minerals in hard water tend to bond to soap on a molecular level, making it harder to wash away all the soap/shampoo when bathing. After switching to soft water, many people comment on their skin being much softer and their hair being much more full-bodied.

Razor Burn Is Less Common
Believe it or not, the quality of your water can affect the quality of your shave. Soft water allows the razor to glide across the skin more easily, resulting in a cleaner shave and less skin irritation. As an added bonus, it also helps your razor blades last longer!

Contact Culligan For All Your Water Needs!

If you are interested in installing a water softener in your home, your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Man is here to help. We offer a wide variety of services, from installation to maintenance and repair. We also offer bottled water delivery and other services to ensure that you and your family enjoy the highest quality water possible. Check out our website for more information!

277 Lower Business Park Road • Linn Creek, MO 65052 • (573) 346-5221

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