The benefits of having soft water versus hard water running through your pipes make a huge difference with everyday tasks. Maybe it is not something you have given much thought to, or you just figured that the detergents you use, or the personal care products you purchased were not working as they should and you switched brands. Perhaps some might consider such benefits useless, or deem the soft water versus hard water argument a matter of preference or choice. In the long run, though soft water can end up saving you time and money.
Those calcium deposits forming in your bathroom or kitchen sink will be a pain to get rid of. Not only will you have to spend time scrubbing, but finding the right product to treat the formed mineral deposits will also be time-consuming. With time these deposits can also wreak havoc on your faucets once they start forming an unsightly crust which if not taken care of will disrupt the water flow of not only your faucets but shower heads as well. You could render these issues a thing of the past if you install a water conditioner or water softener system in your home.
The benefits of having soft water will mostly be felt in appliances such as your dishwasher, washing machine, and for those that have witnessed mineral deposits spewing out of it, the clothing iron. Your dishwasher won’t be working as hard to effectively rinse out the detergent used. Since soft water is free of magnesium or calcium it won’t react adversely with the ingredients in the detergent or rinse aid. Your dishes won’t be left with hard water spots which you would eventually have to manually rinse off and dry. As far as efficiency in washing clothes, these will retain their color longer with soft water. When you have hard water the mineral deposits adhere to the fabric, which ends up giving clothes a worn, faded, and drab look. Using soft water will eliminate this problem altogether and keep your clothes looking newer for a longer period of time. Needless to say, your appliances will not be rusting from the inside or clogging unnecessarily when using soft water since it prevents the build-up of the minerals that are found in hard water.
Another of the benefits of having soft water is that it works much more effective when used in the shower to not leave behind any shampoo residue on your scalp. Even when using the correct hair products hard water will often leave a film behind that makes hair look flat and dull. When using soft water you will get more suds without having to double the amount of shampoo you use to leave your hair clean. The same applies to body soap and washes as well. The lather produced by these products varies greatly when using soft water versus hard water.
If you decide to make the switch to soft water you will find that many of the nuisances associated with hard water will be gone. Plus you will be saving time and money along the way. You will be using less of your favorite products to get the same tasks done and you will not be wasting time cleaning the mess hard water is known to leave behind.