We drink water every single day, but most of us probably don’t stop to think about the quality of our water supply. Not only does your home’s water quality affect its taste and nutritional value, but it also affects the degree to which it damages your pipes and water fixtures as it moves through them.
Hard water can cause an array of problems throughout your home, including decreased quality, funny taste, strange smell, and more. This week’s Purity Bay blog discusses some important signs that can help you determine whether you need a water softening system in your home.
Purity Bay offers a wide selection of home water solutions, from whole home water filtration systems to reverse osmosis filters and water softening systems. We have more than 30 years of experience, which means we know water filtration. Our experts can help you determine which home water solutions best fit your needs. Read this week’s blog post to learn more about water softening systems and call to schedule your home water test with us today!
What Is a Water Softening System?
A water softening system works to remove water hardeners — calcium and magnesium — from your water supply and replace them with sodium ions, which work to soften your water.
Signs You Need a Water Softener
If you’re dealing with hard water, you’ll likely notice some very distinct signs. Read below to find out more about whether you need a water softener in your home.
Hard water contains dissolved minerals and metals, which can cause nasty stains on surfaces such as your sinks, bathtubs, and shower. If you’re dealing with hard water stains, you’ll typically notice white, scaly deposits on surfaces that your water comes into contact with.
Mineral buildup creates scales, and it can leave residue on many surfaces, including pots and pans, your coffee maker, glassware, cutlery, etc. This scale buildup presents itself as a hard, chalky film that is quite difficult to remove. It can also build up in places such as your washing machine, appliances, and plumbing, which is costly to remove.
Higher Utility Bills
Higher utility bills can be a sign of hard water, as the scales build-up over time and can clog pipes. As this happens, your HVAC system has to work harder to push water through.
Dry Skin and Hair
Another sure sign that you’re dealing with hard water in your home is dry skin and hair. The minerals found in hard water typically cause dry, flaky, and itchy hair and skin. They also tend to block your pores, causing acne and inflammation.
Do Water Softeners Remove Lead?
A common question we see and hear is do water softeners remove lead? They are not designed to remove lead, only address hard water. Other systems such as water conditioners and whole home water filtration systems are designed to address lead.
Finding the Right System
You use water every day. Whether you’re drinking it, using it to clean, shower, wash clothes, or for something else, it’s important that the water supply in your home is high-quality and soft.
If you want a system that is more than a water softener, more than a conditioner, and offers long-lasting, maintenance-free solutions, Purity Bay’s Water Filtration System is right for you. Our 10-stage processer addresses a wide range of impurities, from chlorine to lead. Through our research, we’ve created the most innovative, revolutionary technology that changes the way your water is filtered. We’ve worked hard to develop solutions that change with today’s water, and we’re confident that our system will overcome the complexities of the water found in your home today.
At Purity Bay, we understand the value of soft, high-quality water. That’s why we offer industry-leading water softening systems in El Paso, Texas, as well as Tampa, Florida and the surrounding areas. To learn more about these systems or to schedule your free water test, reach out to us today!