Water is not only one of the most important elements to our survival in terms of sustenance, it is a vital tool in our everyday lives as well. We are always using running water, whether we are actively thinking about it or not. You may not be aware that hard water could be breaking down your appliances and costing you money. As we move water from the ground into our homes, the water picks up minerals, specifically magnesium and calcium, which can leave deposits in our plumbing and on surfaces. That’s why Vegas Plumbing Service offers water softening, water heating, and water filtration solutions.
Hard Water vs Soft Water
The difference between hard and soft water is that hard water is more mineral-rich. The extra minerals can have very slight health benefits and an effect on the taste of your water, at the expense of your appliances. The scaler that builds up from hard water can clog plumbing and wear down your appliances that consume water. You may notice the lifespan of your coffee-maker and water heaters be shorter than expected.
Hard water may even affect the effectiveness of soaps and detergents. This means that you will use more soap and as a result spend more money. This, along with a desire to filter water has led to a boom in the demand for water softeners across the globe.
The prevalence of water-borne diseases is causing a boom in the sale of water softeners. According to Zion Market Research, which released a report titled: Water Softener Market by Type (Electric and Manual), by Process (Ion Exchange, Distillation, and Reverse Osmosis), and by End-Use (Residential, Commercial, and Industrial): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025, the Global Water Softener Market will reach USD 3.4 Billion by the year 2025.
Water softeners as a solution
Water softeners reduce the levels of magnesium and calcium carbonates found in water by means of an ion exchange that replaces magnesium and calcium for sodium. Because magnesium and sodium both carry positive ions, water softeners often use a negatively charged zeolite or resin to filter out the minerals.
Making the switch from hard water to soft water can save you money as well as lengthening the life of your water consuming appliances. Vegas Plumbing Service can install your water softening unit today.