Why Your Home Needs a Water Softener

In drought-prone areas such as the high plains of Colorado, including the Denver area, water sources tend to have high concentrations of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. Water sources may also contain tannins, which are created by natural fermentation of decaying vegetation. You probably see the effects of hard water as water spots left behind when droplets dry on your faucets, showers, and dishes.

Denver’s water is actually softer during the late spring and summer when snow melt feeds our water reservoirs. However, the water is slightly harder in the winter when lakes and streams have frozen and no longer supply the reservoirs with fresh water. Adding a water softener system to your home can provide a number of advantages for the removal of hard water minerals and tannins.

Benefits of a water softener system:

  1. Prevent hard water damage to your appliances. Deposits can lessen the effectiveness of your water-based appliances, such as your water heater, dishwasher, and washing machine.
  2. Hard water, given enough time, can completely block the inside of pipes. This can be a costly repair and you may have to install new piping in your home.
  3. Sometimes hard water can irritate sensitive skin of both children and adults, especially if they already have trouble with eczema or psoriasis.
  4. High calcium content in your water may be linked to the formation of kidney stones. Having a water softener is beneficial for your overall health.
  5. Cleaning your sinks, faucets, bathtubs, and showers will be easier! Scale left behind by hard water deposits can be difficult to remove.

Denver residents are advised to address the problem of hard water by installing a water softening system. If you’re interested in learning more about what a water softener installation entails, our experienced, licensed plumbing technicians at High 5 Plumbing can help by providing an in-home estimate. Call (720) 330-4868 or email us today!