Benefits of Water Softeners
Hard water is the root cause of many problems faced by homeowners across Ireland.
It can be problematic because it reacts with cleaning products, creates soap buildup, and can wear down fixtures and appliances more quickly than soft water.
Levels of water hardness range from slightly hard to very hard. The hardness levels of your water supply depend on where you live and the types of rock that make up the landscape around your home.
The solution to treat hard water is to install a water softener in the home.
A water softener works to treat hard water by removing the minerals responsible through a process called ion exchange. Calcium and magnesium ions that cause hardness and damage to your home are trapped by resin within the system and exchanged for sodium ions.
Celtic Water Solutions has been in the water treatment business for nearly 20 years and has helped thousands of domestic & commercial clients with their water hardness problems.
Soft water can make such a difference to your life and save you money. Here is why!
1. Soft & Gentle on Skin
The minerals in hard water remove the skin’s natural oils, which can dry out your skin and, for some, result in itchy, irritated skin.
Soft water won’t dry your skin and strip it of its natural oils, leading to clearer skin and fewer breakouts.
2. Silky and Healthy Hair
Hard water can cause your hair to feel dry, brittle, and frizzy. It can also dull your hair colour.
Your shampoo will lather up easily when washing your hair and will leave your hair soft, shiny and manageable. No more flaky scalp!
3. No More Stains
Do you rewash your dishes by hand because they come out of the dishwasher with water stains on them? Usually, dishwasher spots form because of hard water. Excessive mineral content in your water supply leaves a visible residue as water evaporates during the drying cycle.
With soft water, expect nothing but pristine dishes, cutlery, and glassware.
4. Easy Cleaning
No one likes spending hours scrubbing soap scum from the tub, but that is what can happen in homes with a hard water supply. Hard water reacts with shampoo and soap to form a scum that sticks to the sides of the bathtub, tiles, toilets, and shower screens.
Soft water is preferred for cleaning. This means you can spend less time cleaning and spend more time doing the things you love.
5. Bright & Soft Laundry
If your home has hard water, you’re washing clothes in minerals that leave deposits. Over time, the clothes become dull and weathered, whites turn to grey and colours will fade. The mineral deposits in clothes can even irritate the skin.
Thanks to soft water’s ability to mix effectively with soap and detergents, it keeps your laundry brighter and softer. And takes care of your washing machine too!
6. Fewer Detergents & Cleaning Products
Hard water uses twice the amount of cleaning solution, to achieve the same amount of suds, as a soft water home. Soft water penetrates and dissolves better with soap, producing better lather for your body, clothes, and dishes.
From shampoos to bathroom cleaners, you will notice a reduction in usage throughout your home. Softened water can save you up to 50% on your monthly detergent bill.
7. Long-Lasting Appliances
The limescale buildup due to hard water can take years off the lifespan of common household appliances, such as kettles, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and water heaters.
Hard water also causes blockages and corrosion that can reduce the flow of water and shorten the life of your home’s plumbing system.
A water softener prevents the adverse effect of hard water on your appliances and increases its efficiency. You don’t have to constantly change your kettles when you use soft water.
8. Cheaper Bills
With softened water, pipes will descale over time and your appliances will become more efficient, meaning you save money in the long run.
Our survey has revealed, an average Irish household saves up to €600 every year on electric bills, cleaning products, maintenance and repairs.
Install a water softening system in your home and get better water you, your loved ones and your home deserve. Whether you want to save time, money, energy or reduce limescale buildup, water softening can help you improve your overall quality of life.
Don’t take our word for it though. The best way to experience soft water is to see it for yourself.