Water Softener Systems Extend the Life of Dishwashers
Water softener systems can not only lengthen the life of water-using appliances, but can also make them perform better. This is particularly true for dishwashers. There are many reasons why hard water is not ideal, not the least of which is that it leaves behind limescale buildup caused by the calcium and magnesium contained in the water. Over time these minerals accumulate, which can have damaging effects on plumbing and dishwashers.
For example, these deposits can build up to the point that they clog pipes connected to the dishwasher, rendering the appliance unable to drain. Limescale can also accumulate on the heating element of a dishwasher and cause permanent damage. This buildup can also harm the hoses and pumps that the water passes through in order for the dishwasher to work properly.
By installing water softener systems in their homes, many homeowners have been able to eliminate these concerns. As previously mentioned, hard water is caused by bicarbonate minerals in the water supply such as calcium and magnesium. As water passes through the water softener, these ions are replaced with harmless sodium or potassium ions, creating an endless supply of soft water for homes. With dishwashers that utilize soft water, homeowners enjoy:
- Dishes that rinse sparkling clean, and are free from hard water stains
- Dishwashers that look cleaner, due to the elimination of limescale
- Dishwashers that last longer, because minerals do not clog associated pipes or the parts in the dishwasher
Installing a water softener also benefits the other water-using appliances in homes such as washing machines and refrigerators with ice makers. Soft water will also reduce soap scum build up in bathtubs, and make your hair feel softer after showering.
To learn more about the cutting-edge water softener systems we offer, contact your local authorized RainSoft dealer today.