Do I Really Need a Water Softener?

Do I Really Need a Water Softener?


As any homeowner would tell you, you wouldn’t knowingly drink unfiltered water, however, for many, this could be a very real possibility. Not all water filters are created equally, and the filter you have in place in your home may not be stopping all impurities from making their way into your water supply.

What looks like an ice cold and refreshing glass of water could actually be teaming with minerals, bacteria, and scale – which can all affect the taste and feel of your water. If you’ve been noticing a recent drop in your water quality, read on to learn a little more about water softeners.

How Does Hard Water Affect Your Health?

Hard water is unfiltered water that is often full of minerals that can wreak havoc on your plumbing and health. In your plumbing, those minerals harden and calcify, creating scale buildup, which can lead to clogging and odors. Similarly, hard water can make cleaning an even tougher task. Hard water often leaves water stains on your toilets, showers, and sinks, and may also prevent your soap from lathering.

As far as your health, hard water has a big impact on your skin and hair. That same mineral deposit that damages your plumbing can irritate your skin and lead to severe dryness. This is particularly damaging for people who already suffer from health issues like eczema. Because it affects the lathering of soaps and shampoos, it can also be a problem for your hair as well.

Everyone Wants Clean Water

Whether you think about it or not, you use water constantly in your day. From drinking to washing dishes, you always want your water to be clean and safe for your family. Clean water can not only ensure that you’re always hydrated but also it can prevent sickness. If your family is ingesting unpurified water on a daily basis, it’s directly affecting your immune system. Eventually, you’ll see an uptick in illness and general health.

The Benefits of a Water Softener

Does your water smell odd? Are your dishes taking longer to wash? Do you constantly have to use lotion on your dry skin? If you’re dealing with all these issues, chances are you have hard water. The best way to combat hard water is with a water softener.

A water softener works by replacing the mineral molecules in hard water with salt molecules – “softening” it in the process. A water softener will not only improve the quality of your water – and your health – but also is will prevent scale build-up in your plumbing, which can be a cause for emergency repairs.

At Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC we are your reliable plumbing professionals. We can work with your budget and home needs to find you the perfect water softener services. From installations to the upkeep of the tank, our plumbers have you covered.