The Benefits of Water Conditioning


While water appears clear and clean when we turn on our taps, tiny particles of calcium and magnesium actually exist. Studies show that roughly 85% of homes in the United States rely on hard water supply. While this form of water is safe to drink, it can be punishing on your plumbing and health. Fortunately, water conditioning can help! water in sink

Water conditioning is a process where the minerals such as calcium and magnesium are removed from the water supply. Also known as water softening, this method helps prevent the building up of limescale. Most conditioners utilize salt-based systems to counteract the minerals present in hard water.

On average, water conditioning costs homeowners anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars. Though this might seem like a lot of money, it may be worth it for your home! Water conditioning has many benefits that you may not realize.

Cleaner Plumbing

The minerals in your water supply leave deposits in your pipes. Over a period of time, these scaly deposits build up, which can harm your pipes by causing corrosion or clogs. By removing the calcium and magnesium from the water, you can make your plumbing run more efficiently.

Easier Cleaning

Hard water supply tends to leave soapy residue, white spots, and streaks on clothes that were recently washed. With less mineral deposits, the softer water will clean clothes and dishes more efficiently. Similarly, you will find yourself cleaning bathroom tubs, sinks, and toilets less often.

Less Mineral Intake

Your body receives minerals from the food and drinks you ingest. The additional minerals found in hard water may throw off your internal pH balance and have adverse effects on your health. Thus, with less minerals in the water supply, your body can work more efficiently.

Helps Personal Grooming

The minerals in your hard water supply can mix with your soap to create soap curd. This sticky residue will interfere with the way the soap cleans your body and hair. Thus, your hair can appear dull and lifeless, while your skin becomes drier. Water conditioning can help prevent these negative effects.

Faster Water Heating

The calcium and magnesium in the water supply can interfere with the way heat transfers, thus making the water heat slower. However, the softened water can heat quicker since it does not have the same problems.

Preserve Appliances

The minerals in hard water can build up in appliances, thus interfering with their efficiency. Water softening systems can help extend the lifespan of appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters. This can save you time and money.

At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we want to make the most of your home. If you find that you suffer from the adverse effects of hard water buildup, contact our Indiana plumbers today. We can help you install water-conditioning systems to soften your water supply. Call today to schedule a free estimate and start enjoying your tap water.