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Why Should I Buy a Water Softener?

January 21, 2022 | Blog

If you’ve ever noticed a white crust on your shower head or hard-to-remove spots on your dishes, you’ve witnessed the effects of hard water.

In Boerne, we have notoriously “hard” water. Hard water can create serious problems for your water heater and household appliances and jeopardize the health of your hair, skin and nails. At KCA Services, we are hard water experts. We know you have questions about hard water and solutions and we’re here to help – read below to learn about hard water and why a water softener might be the answer.

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water just means that water has high mineral content. The hardness of water is measured by how much calcium, magnesium and lime are present in the water. More than 180 milligrams of minerals per liter of water is considered to be very hard and Boerne consistently has well above this level.

Elevated mineral content in water doesn’t sound so bad, right? Well, hard water can actually cause a variety of issues. That’s why we are so passionate about providing guidance to you to overcome this!

Soap Scum

When the elevated levels of calcium and magnesium in your water mix with your bathroom products, a sticky mixture called soap scum is created, which can severely dry out your skin and make it difficult to completely wash products out of your hair. Soap scum can also make it difficult to clean dishes, creating stains and spots on your dinnerware. 

Mineral Buildup

Another major problem with hard water is that it can cause a buildup of these minerals around the heating elements in your water tank and lower a heater’s efficiency over time. Over the years, the calcium and magnesium in hard water can also ruin water-based appliances and pipes. 

How Can A Water Softener Help?

A water softener is one of the best ways to combat hard water. Water softeners are filtration systems that connect to your main water heater. As the water passes through the water softener, a process called ion exchange occurs. Resin beads inside the tank essentially trap the calcium and magnesium and your softened water exits through a small tube, ready to be used. 

For homeowners dealing with the effects of hard water, water softeners can be a lifesaver. Softer water can mean:

  • Money Savings
  • Cleaner Dishes
  • Softer Clothes
  • Cleaner Hair 
  • Softer Skin

Water softeners can improve the look, smell and taste of your water and protect your appliances, drains and pipes for years to come. 

Call KCA Services, Your Hill Country Hard Water Experts!

If you are interested in water softener installation, you’ll need a licensed professional plumber. We partner with Denny Plumbing to make sure your installation goes as smoothly as possible. We’ve proudly served Boerne and the surrounding area for many years. Our goal is to keep you and your home protected and comfortable, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Contact us today to schedule a visit!

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