Water Softener Systems

Many people living Pennsylvania or New Jersey have hard water, as well as about 85% of households throughout the U.S.

Hard water prevents soaps and shampoo from lathering well, leaves your dishes with spots, and causes that ring in your tub or that scale build-up on your faucets. People who bathe in hard water are more prone to skin conditions like rashes and outbreaks due to hard water as the soap stays on the skin and clogs pores. Another problem you won’t see until it’s too late, is the build-up in your home’s plumbing system. The scale and lime caked onto the interior surfaces of your home’s water heater cause it to fail sooner and operate less efficiently.

The Benefits of a Water Softener

Soft water provides several benefits for both your household and personal well-being. By preventing the accumulation of mineral scale in your plumbing system, appliances, and fixtures, you can significantly prolong their lifespan. Water heaters, washing machines, and other water-utilizing appliances will operate more efficiently and endure less wear and tear.s.

Soft water also enhances the effectiveness of laundry detergents and soaps. With its help, these cleaning agents can better dissolve and eliminate dirt, oils, and stains from fabrics, leaving your clothes and linens cleaner, softer, and more comfortable to wear. Soft water is also generally gentler on your skin and hair. Showering with soft water may result in smoother skin, silkier hair, and a more enjoyable bathing experience.

Common Signs of Hard Water

Water spots and scale buildup

Hard water leaves behind mineral deposits, leading to white or chalky spots on glassware, dishes, and fixtures. Scale buildup can also occur in kettles, coffee makers, and inside pipes, reducing water flow over time.

Dry and itchy skin

Hard water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, tight, and prone to irritation. This can result in itchiness and discomfort after bathing or showering.

Limp or dull hair

The mineral content in hard water can leave a residue on your hair, making it appear flat, dull, and harder to manage.

Stiff and scratchy laundry

Clothes washed with hard water may feel stiff and scratchy due to soap residue not fully rinsing out, which can also lead to fabric wear and tear over time.

Difficulty lathering soap

Hard water makes it challenging to produce suds with soap, whether for handwashing or doing dishes, resulting in increased soap usage.

Reduced water pressure

As scale builds up inside pipes, it can restrict water flow, leading to lower water pressure in faucets and showerheads.

Shortened lifespan of appliances

The accumulation of mineral scale in water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers can reduce their efficiency and longevity.

Stains on surfaces

Hard water can leave rust-like stains on sinks, bathtubs, and toilets due to the minerals reacting with cleaning products.

Have you own equipment but need it installed?  We can help.  Contact us today at 215-279-8044.