WATER SOFTENER

Have you thought you may need a Water Softener?

Chances are that living in England you have thought about getting a Water Softener; in this country the water hardness is particularly high.

Hard water contains high traces of magnesium ions and calcium, which in turn can create limescale. This can have a damaging effect on everything “water” in your home including the internal heating and plumbing systems. You have probably also noticed that the hard water limits the effectiveness of your soaps and cleaning products, causing you to spend more money on these products.

The alternative is to install a Water Softener which ensures that your water is without magnesium ions and calcium, and, as a result, you will remove those issues caused by limescale and potentially save a considerable sum of money throughout the year.

The magnesium and calcium ions in hard water makes it very difficult to create an effective lather with soap and other cleaning products, which affects the whole cleaning process, whether you are having a shower, washing the car or doing the laundry and dishes. As soft water is treated to remove these impurities, it is far more effective when used for washing. Tests show that you can achieve the same level of soil removal in soft water by using lower water temperatures and a reduced amount of detergent than washing with hard water. In other words you will require less cleaning products to provide a good wash.

Hard water can wreak havoc on your heating system, with scum and scale deposits leading to potential blockages and causing damage to your boiler. In reality, the scale build-up acts as an added layer of insulation, which inhibits the transfer of heat to the water. Scale build-up has been seen to cause a decline in the efficiency of your boiler, this can be as much as 50%!  The good news is that having a Water Softener installed can reverse this decline in efficiency, as the softened water will dissolve away the scale, and , in time, reverse the problem completely.

Skin conditions such as eczema can be aggravated by hard water owing to the excessive amount of soap and cleaning products needed to create an effective lather for a thorough clean. Hard water also leads to the occurrence of soap scum – a result from the reaction between the soap and the minerals. Soap scum is another potential irritant both when it comes in direct contact with a skin condition or when small particles are left on clothing washed in hard water.

You will also find that your clothes washed in soft water typically feel softer; they are more gentle on your skin, which in turn means they will not aggravate any skin complaints. A study by the University of Nottingham found that children living in hard water areas are almost 50% more likely to develop eczema than those that do not.

Soft water will do wonders for skin care, and that deep clean will also provide a noticeable difference in the vitality of your hair. When magnified, each hair comprises millions of tiny little scales; hard water causes these scales to stand out from the shaft, leaving your hair more able to get tangled and feeling rough. With softer water, there will be significantly less limescale deposit left in your hair, and owing to this reduction between hair and minerals, your hair will be left feeling a lot smoother.

Most of us are familiar with putting in a bit of “elbow grease” when it comes to cleaning. Soft water can ease dirt removal by up to 50 per cent and it’s great for rinsing too as it doesn’t leave streaky residue. With hard water it is more difficult to produce an effective lather to remove dirt and stains, and on smooth surfaces the mineral deposits can produce a spotted appearance.

It is fairly typical that over a period of time, clothes washed in hard water become dull and weathered, turning whites to grey and colours will fade. Similarly, dishes and glassware will also lose their sparkle. On the contrary, soft water will maintain the appearance of your clothing and kitchenware, which is thanks to its ability to mix effectively with soap and detergents, providing a greater clean. Also, as a result of cleaning in softened water, you will find that the durability of your clothes and kitchenware will be greatly extended.

Hard water is usually preferred for drinking purposes. It’s mineral content gives water the closest thing it has to taste! However for making drinks, like tea or cocktails, soft water is usually considered superior. Soft water is a more effective solvent and this can be seen when used with soap but it also equally applies to cookery and mixed drinks. For instance, adding stock to soft water will greatly enhance the flavours and aromas.

Limescale caused by hard water can lead to blockages in your plumbing, as well as ruin the look of your kitchen appliances. Soft water by comparison can provide a long term remedy to these kind of deposits. If a water softener is added retrospectively to a property, then gradually the softer water will dissolve limescale scale deposits and remove the problem entirely.

Going from a hard water bath or shower to a soft water wash, you will instantly notice the difference in the quality of the clean and the sensation. It is often regarded as a luxurious experience, a perfect way to unwind at the end of the day relieving the stress and fatigue of everyday life.

For car enthusiasts, one of the worst offences of hard water is the chalky residue it can leave on your car after washing. Damaging the paintwork of the vehicle and generally reducing the visual impact. As soft water does not carry any of the impurities, it is the solution to wash your car with.

We believe there are lost of great reasons for installing a Water Softener, but only you will agree when you have had the opportunity to try it for yourself.  We offer a range of ways to try out soft water for yourself, whether you want to book a free no obligation demo or even rent one of our water softeners, you will find that we are flexible to your needs.

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