Thinking about adding a water softener to your home? Water softeners are a great investment that could save you money!

When Should You Get One?

You should add a water softener to your home if your water is high in minerals like calcium and magnesium. But how do you know that your water has this problem? There are a few telltale signs. If you notice buildup on your appliances or soap scum and spots on your glasses and dishes, then your home most likely has hard water. This can be verified by a Water Quality Test, like those performed by Orbit Water Solutions.

Why Should You Get One?

So your water is high in minerals—why should that matter? Minerals can be damaging to your appliances and belongings! Calcium and magnesium, the two most common mineral in hard water, create limescale. Limescale damages your home’s plumbing and appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters. These are all expensive items to repair or replace! By adding a water softener, you help prevent damages from occurring and expand the longevity of your appliances.

In addition to protecting appliances, water softeners also improve hair and skin. Hard water creates buildup on your hair and skin, not just your pipes and appliances! This buildup of minerals makes your hair and skin look and feel dry. Adding a water softener to your home improves your hair and skin and helps you save money on expensive products and lotions. Water softeners are especially good for those with eczema or other skin conditions

Is it Worth it?

Ultimately, purchasing a water softener is an investment for your home and for your family. Though it will cost you up front, it will save you money in the long run. Softeners enhance the efficiency and performance of appliances and extend their lifespan. They also reduce wear and tear on belonging, like clothing, and improve hair and skin which reduces the need for pricey lotions, moisturizers, and other hydrating products.

If you think your home may have hard water, schedule a Free Water Quality Test with Orbit! Our water specialists will identify all issues in your home’s water supply and suggest the best solutions for fixing them. Contact us today to schedule yours!