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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 Alabama 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 Birmingham, 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:

But why should you use a water softener? The answers may surprise you. Here are the top 3 reasons why if you live near Birmingham, you should be using a water softener from Aqua Systems of Alabama 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 Alabama home or business, contact us or call our local office at (205) 383-3999.

Rave Reviews from Our Clients

  • “We are looking forward to having soft water and were impressed with the speed of the installation and the price.”

    E. Robertson

  • “I am looking forward to soft skin and not having hard water in my home.”

    P. Shugrue

  • “We are looking forward to not having hard water, chlorine out of water, and help with dry skin/rashes.”

    B. Boothe

  • “We can tell a huge difference in the taste and quality of our water.”

    T. Clemons

  • “Being able to drink water right out of the tap will save lots too!”

    T. Reid

  • “I am looking forward to better health, less chemicals, a more natural way of living.”

    R. Kimbrell

  • “Installation was professionally done. Air purifier works great. Ready to enjoy contaminant free water.”

    D. Cockrum

  • “Cleaning will be easier and no hard water spots on shower doors.”

    G. Warrington

  • “We are looking forward to better water, softer skin and easier cleaning.”

    A. Johnson

  • “Looking forward to soft water and better tasting and healthier water.”

    M. Hayward

  • “(1) Clean water for multi-handicapped child (2) soft skin (3) fresh drinking water.”

    S. Eads

  • “We are looking forward to not having chlorine, better tasting tea and coffee, and saving money on cleaning products.”

    K. Ward

  • “We are looking forward to better tasting water, softer clothes when washed, cleaner air.”

    K. Spiller

  • “We are looking forward to better tasting water and not having a smell in the water.”

    R. Wolfe

  • “We are looking forward to cleaner water, how soap lathers up with ease.”

    G. Harris