According to the United States Geological Survey, about 90% of homes in the US have hard water – water containing higher-than-normal amounts of minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. Exactly how hard the water is varies depending on your location.
While this kind of water is not a safety issue it can be an expensive nuisance. Hard water forces appliances and plumbing to work harder and consume more energy – costing homeowners more money. Soft water, however, has many benefits that families can literally feel and see, including:
Detergent Savings – Soft water allows for better cleaning results with less soap. A recent study found that when hard water is softened, detergent use can be reduced by 50% and washing can be done in 60 F cold water versus 100 F hot water and achieve the same or BETTER stain removal.
Appliance Life – Soft water prevents build-up of scale (from mineral deposits) which allows appliances to operate effectively and last longer.
Clean Plumbing – Scale build up from hard water is a common cause for clogged pipes and reduced water flow. The same build up can also affect the outside of shower heads, faucets, and drains making them lose their polish and become harder to clean.
Water softeners, like Kinetico, can provide the best protection against the problems hard water creates saving your home and wallet. As an authorized independent Kinetico dealer and installer, we offer a FREE in-home water analysis to test for levels of contaminants in your water and can install Kinetico water quality systems correctly to get maximum results.
You can count on Kinetico and Patterson to deliver superior, healthy water quality for your family. To learn more about what Kinetico can offer please visit their website or our Water Treatment page. Call us today to schedule your in-home water analysis: 719-544-4922.