How Can I Soften My Water at Home?
There are different reasons why you might want to soften the water in your home. For instance, hard water can clog water pipes due to mineral buildup, reducing the water flow of your sink and shower. Other negative effects of hard water include a white residue that’s left on bathroom fixtures and dishes, skin and hair that feels dry, and soaps that don’t lather as well as they should. When people experience the inconvenience of hard water in their homes, they sometimes try ineffective methods of softening their water, such as:
- Boiling water – This process will likely only be useful for small quantities of water. By boiling your water, you can remove certain minerals that will settle at the bottom of boiled water. You can then scoop out these minerals and wait for the water to cool.
- Using an ion-exchange filter – An ion-exchange water pitcher can remove some minerals that cause hardness, but like the boiling method, an ion-exchange pitcher will only allow you to soften small amounts of water at a time. Hardness minerals will still be present in the rest of your home’s water supply. This means your water-using appliances, such as your dishwasher, will still be impacted by hard water, and you could still experience a reduced water flow due to mineral buildup in your pipes.
The problems that homeowners find with both these methods is that they aren’t truly successful and can only treat very small quantities of water. If you’re ready to begin treating the hard water in your home, you won’t want a more effective system than a RainSoft water softener. Our softeners will treat the hard water as it enters your home, giving your whole house water that lathers more easily, doesn’t leave soap scum in your bathroom, and leaves your hair and skin feeling softer.
If you’re ready to begin enjoying the benefits of a water softener, call RainSoft today.