With the Omicron variant leading to another wave of the coronavirus, you’ll probably continue spending a lot of time in your home. Whether because you’re working from home, or due to closures of businesses all around town.
If you want to make your stay at your home more comfortable, getting a water softening system may just be one of the best investments. Here are some indicators that you may need to get a water softening system installed at your home:
1. Slow Water Supply
The excess minerals in hard water pass through your home’s entire plumbing systems, causing buildups everywhere from the main pipes to the faucets and showerheads in the bathroom.
The slowdown of the water supply doesn’t happen immediately. Since the scale buildup happens over time, the slowdown is gradual. However, if you compare the speed of water to what it used to be a year or even 6 months ago, you should be able to see a clear need for some scale reduction system.
2. The Clothes and Dishes Are Never Clean
Excess minerals such as calcium and magnesium tend to leave stains on the dishes that make them look dirty no matter how much you clean them. All the other kitchenware, including utensils and cooking pots and pans, will also show stains and scale buildups.
Additionally, you’ll also start noticing hard water’s impact on your clothes once you’ve washed them a few times. Your favorite clothes will start becoming less comfortable to wear, and they’ll start losing color.
Without a water softener, all these products that you use daily will eventually become joyless to use.
3. Deterioration in Skin and Hair Quality
Given the impact hard water has on your clothes, you can guess that it would also have a negative impact on your body. The excess minerals stop bodycare products from working effectively, and the pores in your body get blocked, making your skin dry and prone to aging.
You’ll start feeling that your skin has gotten scratchy and that your scalp has been very itchy. These issues can be resolved by installing a water treatment system that removes excess minerals.
4. Increased Higher
Your electricity and water bills will start creeping up over time. The pre-existing water filtration system will be working overtime to clean up the hard water, thus increasing the amount of electricity it uses. You also might see yourself using the dishwasher and washing machine more often, contributing further to the electricity costs.
Since you’ll be using water more often, water bills will increase. Hard water doesn’t create as much lather as soft water does, so every time you wash your hands, the amount of water you use will get higher.