From showers to drinking to cleaning, you use a lot of water every day. If you really think about it, do you know what’s actually in the water you and your family use constantly at home? Generally, there are some extras added. Chlorine is added to our water supply here in the Fox Cities and beyond to help kill germs and bacteria. While that’s a good thing, no one wants to taste it or get too much chlorine as the levels fluctuate. Other minerals, like calcium and magnesium, also find their way into your water and create “hard water,” which can leave stains and residue around your home. All of the above impacts the taste, smell, and overall quality of the water in your home. That’s where water filtration and conditioning comes in. Water conditioning is the process of taking the water that comes into your home and making it safer — and better-tasting — for you and your family. But that’s not all! Let’s dive into the benefits of conditioned water for your home!
1. Water tastes and smells better.
Unfiltered water can sometimes have an unpleasant taste or smell and even be dangerous to consume. We’ve seen everything from water that smells like rotten eggs to water that has a metallic taste, which can be a sign of lead. These issues can generally be fixed by water purification systems. In turn, the water you use for drinking and cooking food for your family will taste much better, smell much better, and be safer for your family.
2. Easier on your clothes.
It’s no secret that hard water won’t clean your clothes as effectively as soft water. The minerals in hard water can prevent laundry detergents and soaps from working as efficiently, which means you have to use more just to get clothes clean. That be hard on fabrics and leave clothes looking dingy and feeling stiff, meaning you may have to wash and replace clothing items more frequently. Soft water, on the other hand, will get your clothes a lot cleaner and leave them looking fresh and bright longer.
3. Appliances perform better and last longer.
If the build-up around the drains and pipes is any indication, hard water is also taking its toll on your washing machine, dishwasher, other smaller appliances, pipes, and faucets. This build-up can clog and damage appliances and make it so they’re not operating efficiently. Having clean and purified water helps prevent build-up and keeps your appliances operating as intended, which means a better clean and less repair and replacement costs for you.
4. Easier on skin and hair.
How do your skin and hair feel after you go swimming in a chlorinated pool? Generally, pretty dry and itchy, right? To a lesser extent, unconditioned water that has too much chlorine will do the same thing over time as you shower and bathe at home. Filtered water is much easier on your skin and scalp and promotes healthy, shiny hair and soft skin.
5. Fewer chemicals and soaps needed.
In general, if you’re looking to make your home more eco-friendly and reduce chemical use, then a water softener system is the way to go. As noted above, hard water leaves build-up, which takes more soap and chemicals to clean your dishes and clothes. You’ll also have that build-up on your shower walls and around faucets that will take chemicals to clean. Conditioned water helps all appliances operate as intended and reduces staining, which means you’ll be able to use fewer soaps and chemicals.
Water Conditioning & Filtration Systems for Your Fox Cities Home
This is only the beginning. If you’re dealing with bad tasting water, hard water stains, or other common issues noted above, a water conditioning system for your whole house may be the solution. From water softening to filtration, let’s chat about the right solution for your home.
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