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Dealing with hard water?


The Virginia Cooperative Extension has determined that nearly 85 percent of homes in the United States depend on some sort of hard water supply. Essentially, hard water is water that contains traces of mineral salts such as calcium and magnesium ions, that limit the formation of lather with soap. This water is typically safe to use; however, there are many potential problems that can result from heavy hard water use. Our team of experts have years of experience installing water softeners for people just like you, who have had enough of hard water problems.

The benefits that a water softener produce are seemingly limitless. Firstly, soft water rinses soap residue better than hard water. It leaves your clothes, dishes, hair, and skin feeling cleaner. Soft water can also save you money on soap and detergent because you generally use less for cleaning. Hard water minerals tend to build up inside of appliances; this inevitably shortens their intended lifespan. A water softener system extends the life of your home appliances by years. Lastly, hot water heaters usually have to work harder to adequately heat hard water. Using a water softener improves efficiency anywhere from 20 to 30 percent.

Neglecting to use a water softener system could prove to have more results than you realize. Your clothes and dishes are more predominantly exposed. Hard water can create white spots and streaks in time, decreasing their value. Prolonged use of hard water is potentially dangerous to your home’s plumbing system. Hard water tends to leave mineral deposits in the plumbing fixtures and pipes, and when these build up, they begin to corrode and clog the system; as well as that, hard water costs you more money to use each month than soft water.

Interested in getting a water softener system for your Winchester home? Call Powell’s Plumbing at 540-665-8196 and get started today!

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