If you consider all the rooms in your home where water is used in one way or another, your bathrooms are where it’s consumed the most. Whether you’re brushing your teeth, washing your hands, using the toilet or taking a shower, water is used for nearly everything you do in the bathroom. So if your home has hard water, your bathrooms will thank you if you fix the problem by installing a water softener. Today we’re going to explain why by talking about the variety of ways your bathrooms will benefit from installing a water softener!
How your bathrooms will benefit from installing a water softener
- You’ll have better water pressure. One of the biggest issues with hard water is that it can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. Hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium tend to build up in pipes, which reduces their internal diameter. This limits the amount of water that can flow through your bathroom’s pipes, which will effectively lower the water pressure when you are showering or using the sink. A water softener will remove those hardness minerals from your water so that it can flow freely through your pipes, allowing your faucets and showerheads to have great water pressure.
- Your showers will be hotter. One commonly overlooked effect of hard water is that it reduces the performance of your water heater. Hardness minerals build up at the bottom of a water heater’s tank, which forms a layer between your water heater’s heating elements and the water inside of the tank. This makes it harder for water to heat up, which means you’ll have cooler water when you’re showering. A water softener will prevent this problem and allow your water heater to heat up water to the exact temperature that you set it at.
- Drain clogs will be minimized. As we mentioned above, hardness minerals accumulate in pipes over time. Along with reducing water pressure, this can eventually close up your pipes and completely clog up your drains. By removing hardness minerals from your water, a water softener will minimize the amount of clogs you encounter in your bathroom.
- Limescale will be eliminated. You’ve probably seen limescale before. It’s that white, crusty substance that builds up on faucets, showerheads and surfaces in your bathroom. Limescale is the product of hard water, and it is very unattractive. Installing a water softener will prevent limescale from building up and keep your bathroom looking sparkly and clean.
- Your hair and skin will be cleaner after showers. Hard water does not lather well with soaps and shampoos, which reduces the effectiveness of those products. After showering in hard water, your skin and hair can feel dry and your body won’t be as clean as it could be. By softening your home’s water, soaps and shampoos will work to their full potential and you’ll feel much cleaner after taking a shower.
If you have any questions about how a water softener can benefit your bathroom, or if you’d like a water system serviced or installed in your home, contact EPA Water Consultants, your water softener and water filtration system dealer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We service areas all over Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including towns like Allentown, Newtown and Buckingham, PA.
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