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Hard water buildup on faucet

Benefits to Using a Water Softener in Alabama

Why would I need a water softener?

Many people in Pelham, AL may be familiar with the term hard water, but are not entirely clear on what that actually means. Hard water is water that contains dissolved rock such as lime, limestone, calcium and magnesium. Hard water becomes a problem as it goes through your pipes, causing scaling on showerheads, appliances, faucets, and inside of your pipes. If you’ve ever seen a water spot, you have seen what can be hiding in your water.

Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon by the United States Geological Survey. They say that more than 85% of the country has hard water, including Pelham, Alabama and the surrounding area. The answer to this problem lies in water softeners.

What is a Water Softener?

A water softener will soften hard water through removal of hardness minerals. There are many different kinds of water softeners available.

Some of the most common types are:

  • Ion-exchange water softeners
  • Whole house water conditioners
  • Reverse Osmosis systems

But why should you use a water softener? The answers may surprise you. Here are the top 3 reasons why if you live near Pelham, AL, you should be using a water softener from Aqua Systems right now.

Protect the Life of Your Home

One of the largest problems that hard water causes is damage to your pipes, and appliances which use water on a regular basis. The minerals in hard water cause scaling, which not only leaves embarrassing spots on dishes and glasses, but can also interfere with your water using appliances ability to work properly. When scaling becomes severe, the pipes and exits for water can become blocked, which can then further damage your plumbing.

By using a water softener, you can eliminate the hard water and the amount of scaling in your plumbing, faucets, and appliances. This can allow them a longer life of functionality than if you had continued to suffer through hard water.

Good for You and Your Clothes

Another of the hidden problems caused by hard water is the cost it takes to clean up after it. This is not even about the practical costs of scaling damage. The minerals in your water can become trapped within your clothing, wearing them out much sooner than if you had used a water softener. You will also end up using more fabric softener in order to counterbalance the minerals in your water, which is a waste of money.

Good for the Environment

Whether or not you believe in climate change, keeping the planet clean is important for the overall health of everyone on it. When you use a water softener, you will be reducing greenhouse gases that are released into the environment. A water softener has such a large impact on the environment, using a water softener for one year reduced greenhouse gases at the same rate as removing one SUV from the roadways. That is a huge impact on the environment, and can help ensure that we have cleaner, healthier, and safer air for ourselves, and future generations.

To have your water hardness tested or to ask questions about which water softening system would work best in your Pelham, AL home or business, contact us or call our local office at (205) 383-3999.

Rave Reviews from Our Clients

  • “The system softened the water and filtered out the sulfur. We love it!”

    R. King

  • “Reason I love it- smell nothing in the water...”

    S. Green

  • “Looking forward to soft water and soft skin, better taste, and saving money on cleaning products.”

    P. Inmon

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  • “Chris and his crew did a fantastic job with the installation and were very helpful in explaining the operation afterwards.”

    Doug W.

  • “We are looking forward to help with dry skin.”

    L. Quillen

  • “Very impressed by the test and cleaning capabilities.”

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  • “I can already tell a difference in my laundry, dishes and our skin.”

    A. Lee

  • “His competence is reassuring as we continue work towards a possible solution for my water issues.”

    Craig

  • “...our appliances lasting longer.”

    T. Carlisle

  • “Looking forward to not buying bottled water, having clean air and saving money.”

    J. Rhodes

  • “We have already noticed the benefits of our water”

    G. Lowe

  • “We love our water now! It is so easy to clean not only clothes and dishes, but the carpet too! Food even tastes better!”

    J. Smith

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    S. Eads

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