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Water Softeners

We offer a variety of water softening products for both residential and commercial customers that remove “hard” minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sulfur. Without hard minerals, soft water causes less damage to many items in your home like your dishwasher and water heater. In addition, soft water will allow you to use less detergent and won’t leave stains or residue on your fixtures, tile and glassware. Our water softening products are also better for your skin as soft water is more effective in reducing soap scum that can coat your skin and clog your pores.

Why is soft water preferred?

There are elements inherent in hard water that can be damaging to various fixtures in your home. “Hard” minerals such as calcium, magnesium and sulfur can cause buildup, residue and soap scum on appliances, dishware and water heaters. Soft water can also be less damaging to hair as hard water can cause it to feel sticky and appear dull.

When heated, minerals inherent in hard water can re-crystallize and leave residue and scale on the interior of piping, reducing water flow and eventually causing clogging. Such scale is also damaging to water-heating appliances, including dishwashers and coffee makers.

Further, hard water deposits left on the interior surfaces of water heaters can cause damage to the heater over time. According to a study by the Water Quality Research Council at New Mexico State, water heaters with scale buildup caused by hard water used more energy to deliver hot water than heaters without such buildup. In fact, the water heaters with hard-water scale operated roughly 22% - 30% less efficiently than those without it.

At Smart Plumbing, we offer a variety of water softening products that can help improve the quality of your water and lengthen the life of your appliances and glassware. Our technicians are experienced in giving our customers options that best suit their specific needs.

Benefits of soft water:
  • Less damage to appliances and glassware
  • Increased energy savings
  • Items are left cleaner with less soap scum
  • Hair will appear healthier
  • Skin and clothes feel softer
Resources

Below are a few helpful links on water filtration:

Study on Benefits of Soft Water

Water Quality Research Council Study

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If you’d like to talk to a Smart plumber about what type of water softener is best for you, feel free to contact us.

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