How Water Softeners Preserve Plumbing Pipes
If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you want to do everything you can to maintain your home. From cleaning the carpets twice a year to cleaning out the chimney, flushing sediment from your water heater, to sealing the windows and cracks, and installing energy-efficient appliances, you’re doing everything you can to take care of your home and save money.
Is there anything else you can do to take better care of your home? If you’re looking for ways to extend the life of your water-using appliances while saving money on soap and detergent, you may want to seriously consider buying a water softener.
Our water is chockfull of minerals, which buildup in our plumbing pipes and appliances, causing them to deteriorate faster. When you install a water softener, it removes the hard minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, and replaces them with sodium and potassium, which are softer and easier on your appliances and your skin.
Does Cedar Park Have Hard Water?
According to the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report issued by the City of Cedar Park, in 2015, Cedar Park’s mineral levels indicated that the city has hard water. While there are high levels of calcium and magnesium in the city’s water supply, it is not harmful to your health.
When you install a water softener, not only will your water taste better, your skin is smoother, your dishes will be cleaner, but the plumbing fixtures in your home will last longer. Why does softer water make them last longer? Because they won’t be degraded by the calcium buildup that comes with hard water.
Hard Water Leads to Corrosion & Clogs
In the absence of a water softener, hard calcium and magnesium inside pipes lead to corrosion and clogs. Additionally, when you get a water softener, it can actually eliminate the soap scum that accumulated while you were using hard water to clean.
While water softeners are an investment, they last about 15 years and they have the ability to double the lifespan of certain appliances. At Excalibur Plumbing, our favorite water softeners are Sumo water softeners, which utilize the most state-of-the-art technology. To learn more about the “Sumo Water Softener Difference,” click here.
Interested in learning more about water softeners? Contact our Cedar Park plumbers!