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The Effects of Hard Water

The Effects of Hard Water

Today we are going to talk the effects of Hard Water. There are several items that hard water effects.

Below are some examples:

On Appliances:Hard water reduces the efficiency of water-using appliances. Water heaters using hard water consume
nearly 20% to 30% more energy than a water heater using softened water. Appliances operating with
hard water may need to be serviced or replaced more often.

On Skin and Hair:Bathing with hard water leaves a soap residue that clogs the pores on our skin causing excessive dryness, itching, irritation, and the need for lotions. Hard water enhances the effect of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions. Hard water dries hair out causing split ends and the increased need for conditioners and treatments.

On Laundry:Continued washing in hard water causes your colors to fade and whites to look gray and dingy. Your clothing wears out 30% to 40% faster in hard water and requires the need of more soap to clean. Soap scum is left behind in your clothes, making the material feel harsh and scratchy.

On Plumbing: Pipes can become clogged with scale that reduces water flow and eventually requires pipe replacement. The good news is there is something that you can do about it.

After installing a water softener you will notice the below changes:

On Appliances:No scale forming minerals to clog your pipes and your appliances will be free of solidified rock. A water heater using soft water saves nearly 20% to 30% more energy than water heaters using hard water. Appliances operating with soft water will work more efficiently and last longer.

On Skin and Hair:Soap residue will rinse off completely, thus allowing your natural oils to moisturize and soften your skin. In fact, many Excel Water Treatment System owners find they use very little lotion or moisturizers after purchasing a treatment system.

On Laundry: You’ll find that your clothes will look brighter, your towels softer, and clothing will last 30% longer. With soft water you will use 50% to 70% less detergent and will no longer need to use fabric softeners.

Other Great Benefits:Save money on soap and other cleaning supplies. With a water softening system you will use 50% to 70% less Soap, Coffee, Sugar, Juices and other household items that you currently add water to.Pasta doesn’t stick together, and your vegetables retain their color and vitamins.

If you have any question or would like to schedule a appointment for a free water analysis, call us at 952-955-0021

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