If you have hard water, you have already seen some of the effects. The spotting of dishes in the dishwasher, the white film on a shower door, the unsightly buildup on faucets and the showerhead – are just a few of the effects of hard water. Even worse are the effects that aren’t visible – such as damage to the water heater and other water using appliances, and the damage to the plumbing. Hard water has its costs in the need for the increased replacement of water heaters, dishwashers, clothes washers, and the home’s plumbing. Contacting Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Arlington, Texas for water softener installation may have greater benefits than you realize, including:
Clean Clothes and Less Cost
You may not consider the effects of hard water on laundry. The fact is it requires 50% more laundry detergent than softened water, due to the minerals hard water contains. Softened water resolves the problem, enabling the detergent to go further, and perform as it should. This results in cleaner, softer clothing with less fading and wear. In addition, softened water requires less fabric softener, meaning the ability to save on detergent, softener and provides longer lasting clothing and linens.
Appliance and Plumbing Lifespan
When Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Arlington, Texas install a water softener, you will find it reduces the need for repair and maintenance on appliances. Hard water minerals cause a buildup called scale that affects pipes, showerheads, toilets and around faucets. When scale builds up inside of pipes over time, it can restrict the water flow to faucets and appliances. The buildup inside the water heater is especially detrimental to the appliance’s performance, energy usage, and lifespan. The effects of scale on the water heater result in the increased incidence of repairs, and accelerate wear and tear. If you need water heater replacement, contact our dedicated plumbers in Arlington, Texas to schedule an installation.
Furthermore, in severe hard water situations staining may occur in tubs, showers, and sinks, requiring additional cleaning to remove it. The installation of a water softener can stop the damage it causes, and saves money by reducing repair, replacement, and the need for additional cleaning products. Contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas to schedule water softener installation, and stop the damage.
Increased Home Value
In areas with hard water, a water softener is a desired feature in homes among potential buyers. It is considered a benefit for buyers who recognize they won’t have the issues caused by hard water.
The Effects on a Water Heater
Hard water creates the buildup of sediment in the bottom of a water heater. Routine flushing will assist in maintaining the appliance’s performance, efficiency and increase its lifespan. In an electric water heater, the insulating effects on heating elements by sediment buildup will result in an increased electric bill.
In addition, as the buildup acts an insulator in both the electric and gas water heater, cracking of the glass liner may result. When this occurs, rust and corrosion set in on the metal tank, and leaks are just a matter of time. A leaking water heater poses a serious threat to your home and its foundation, and should never be ignored. Contact our plumbers in Arlington, Texas for water heater replacement.
The Effects on Skin and Hair
Hard water is drying to the skin, and this is especially true during the winter when humidity levels are low. Combined with winter’s low humidity, you can experience dry, irritated, and itchy skin.
Hard water also affects hair, and along with indoor heating, outdoor temperature extremes, and a blow dryer, the effects combine to produce dull, dry and brittle hair. A water softener can assist in preventing damaged hair, and can provide hair that is softer, with greater shine.
If you’re considering water softener installation and have questions, or want to schedule installation, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. Our plumbers in Arlington, Texas can answer all of your questions, and assist in the selection of the appropriate model for your household. Our professional licensed plumbers provide expert plumbing repair, plumbing installation, and service of residential and commercial plumbing in Arlington. Our expert plumbers in Arlington, Texas offer expertise for all of your plumbing needs. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.