A Water Softener Can Help Water-Using Appliances in Your Milwaukee, WI, Home Last Longer
With a water softener system, water-using appliances throughout your Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area home have a better shot of functioning well in the long term. This is because hard water heavy in dissolved magnesium and calcium can wreak their havoc on pipes, fixtures, and washers by leaving behind stubborn deposits that can accumulate over time.
Hard water deposits, often referred to as “scale,” will collect on or inside of water-using appliances if your home is not equipped with a water softener. This scale is extremely difficult to remove, and can lend a dingy appearance to any surface. As scale continues to build, damage typically ensues, cutting the lifespan of your appliances short and costing you money on replacement. Water-using items throughout your Milwaukee, WI, household that are susceptible to hard water damage include:
- Water heaters (gas, electric tank, and tankless)
- Washing machines
- Coffee makers
- Plumbing pipes
- Sink and bath fixtures
These appliances are usually damaged without a water softener because thick layers of stubborn scale buildup triggers clogging that reduces water pressure and causes inefficient performance (which may increase energy bills and cost you even more money). In some cases, the scale can even eat through pipes. Scale buildup typically takes the form of a crusty, tough coating that is extraordinarily challenging to clean, so even if you don’t care about the long-term performances of your appliances, installing a water softener is a smart decision from a maintenance standpoint alone.
You may not be able to control when a dishwasher leak or a frozen pipe will strike, but by installing a water softener, you can protect your appliances from inconvenient hard water damage. If you’re interested in using soft water in your Milwaukee, WI, home, contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer to learn about our whole house water treatment solutions.