Water Filtration and Softening in San Diego
San Diegans know how important and precious our water sources are. The arid climate means little rainfall, so water has to travel long distances to reach us. The water that eventually reaches our taps is likely full of minerals, chemicals, and all sorts of other impurities. Life in America’s Finest City does have its advantages, but the hard water we use for drinking, bathing, cooking, and cleaning is definitely not one of them!
What Is Hard Water?
Hard water is water that is filled with excessive sediments, typically calcium and magnesium. Though not harmful to your health, the sediments in hard water are abrasive and can damage plumbing pipes over time. Hard water can also bring with it a range of annoying household problems, like spotting on glassware and dry, itchy skin. It doesn’t taste great for drinking or making ice, either, as you may have already noticed.
How Do I Know If I Have Hard Water?
You probably do. According to reports, up to 85% of all homes in the U.S. have hard water, so the good news is you’re not alone! Still not sure? It’s always a good idea to have your water tested regularly, but there are several indications of hard water you may have already noticed around your home. According to the Water Quality Association, hard water might be the source of the following symptoms:
Mineral deposits around faucets
Spotty dishes and glassware
Stiff clothes, sheets, and towels that fade quickly
Dry and itchy scalp and skin
Tangled, unmanageable hair
Hard-to-remove soap scum in tubs and showers
High energy costs, possibly due to scale build-up in pipes and on appliances
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Water softening systems naturally break down the sediments in hard water and transform it to soft water. Water softeners reduce hard water by using sodium ions to replace the calcium and magnesium ions, thereby eliminating them from the water.
What Are My Options?
You may have seen water softeners that attach directly to shower heads or faucets. These point-of-use water softeners are widely available, but these only condition the water at one point, and some experts suggest that they do not work at all!
Whole-house water softeners, however, work simultaneously throughout the home and have been proven to reduce the amount of minerals and sediments in your home’s tap water.
What Are the Benefits of Whole-House Water Softeners?
First and foremost, your pipes will thank you. It’s true that all pipes do deteriorate over time, but hard water really speeds up that process by corroding the metals in the pipes. Other benefits you can look forward to with soft water include:
Cleaner, shinier faucets, sinks, and glassware
Easier and more robust soap lathering
Softer fabrics that will last longer
Softer hair and skin
Increased longevity of pipes and plumbing systems
Improved performance and lifespan of household appliances
A whole-house water softener is an investment towards your home and your lifestyle. Softeners work to improve household plumbing function and preserve piping systems while keeping you and your family comfortable. They can be installed nearly anywhere and are available in all shapes and sizes.
If the issues mentioned above sound familiar and you want to take action, give us a call to see what a difference Naiad water systems can make in your home or business.
If fresh, clean water is a priority for you and your family, then Naiad can help. It’s the most comprehensive whole-house water system on the market today.
Arnett’s is ready to answer any questions you may have. Welcome to better water.