You may find yourself spending a lot of extra time in the shower after spending a day in the hot summer sun. After the sun dries out your skin and hair, one of the worst things you can do is cool off in hard water. A water softener is just what you need to help keep your hair and skin silky smooth.
Effects of Hard Water
Hard deposits in your water, also called hard water, can cause dry and itchy skin, seemingly leaving a residue on your body after washing. It can clog your pores leading to breakouts. The same way it builds up on your body also applies to your clothes and dishes after washing them.
However, the unseen consequences of hard water may be what warrants the most concern. According to one study published in International Journal of Preventive Medicine, drinking hard water may affect cardiovascular health, as magnesium and calcium levels interfere with natural blood levels of these minerals.
How Do Water Softeners Work?
Hard water is essentially a buildup of ions or a high mineral content in your water, including calcium and magnesium. A water softener system can help to improve your hard water. The system’s operation varies, depending on whether it relies on kinetic energy or it’s an electric system.
However, in all water softeners, the system is working to replace the hard minerals with another ion, typically sodium. Your water typically moves through a mineral tank to allow this process to happen. The type of softener you need depends on your home and the degree of your water’s hardness.
Do You Need a Water Softener in Austin?
Most likely, if you have hard water you can tell. Do you notice spots on your dishes after you wash them? Or a slimy residue in your shower or tub? Or perhaps you’ve noticed on your skin after washing that it isn’t quite clean? If so, you likely need a water softener for Austin water.
If you want to know for sure, contact our hard water experts at American Water at(512) 388-0022. We offer free in-home consultations, during which we test your water supply and then we determine the best water softener for you and your home.