Hard water not only tastes metallic and stains showers, tubs, and toilets, it also costs homeowners more money every year than they realize. Obvious costs are bottled water for drinking and buying extra cleaners to remove those stains from the porcelain. That is expensive enough, and it is only the beginning. Once people become aware of the true costs, they will see how much money can be saved by having a phoenix water softener system installed in the home.
A Common Problem
The United States Geological Society indicates that 89.3% of US homes have hard water. The chemical compounds that cause the hard water are different throughout the country, but most are naturally occurring substances in larger-than-normal degrees. The reason for hard water in Arizona is high levels of minerals and calcium along with magnesium bicarbonates. A company with thirty years of experience in water systems can install softener systems from top manufacturers that are selected based on the size of the home, the number of occupants, and extent of water usage.
A major cost of hard water is household appliances. Hard water reduces the efficiency and lifespan of appliances. Scum builds up in the piping and cycles are not as effective as designed. This is evident by spots on glasses that have gone through the dishwasher, clothing that frays and fades in the washing machine, and skin that becomes dry from the water in the shower or bathtub. Appliances, showerheads, faucets, piping for the furnace, coffee makers, and garbage disposals all require replacing prematurely.
More detergents, cleaners, personal hygiene items, and lotions are required to get items and people clean. After using extra soap and shampoo to get clean enough, the skin and scalp are also dried out from the hard water, so hot oil treatments, dandruff shampoos, and body lotions are needed to re-hydrate the skin to avoid itching and flaking. Prices on those items are going up constantly. Make a list of the money spent on plumbing repairs, replacing appliances, bottled drinking water, and extra detergents for one year. Match it to the cost of a water softener system and see which cost is cheaper.