It’s so frustrating when you go to unload the dishwasher or empty the laundry and find that hard water is having its way with your clothes and glassware. Those streaks and blotches on glasses and discolorations on clothing can be a way of life for lots of Texans, especially since, for the most part, natural water sources throughout the state are of the hard variety.
That and the presence of chemicals like chlorine in municipal water supplies mean that homeowners need to think seriously about adding either a water softening system or a total home filtration system to their plumbing framework. Doing so means your family will be washing with and drinking water that’s as pure and clean as the premium bottled variety. An important benefit of a water softener systems is that soft water is easier on your fixtures because of less calcium, iron, and lime scale buildup, which means they’re going to last longer and save you some money on replacement in the long run.
Of the two options, I’m of the opinion that filtration is the more vital move to make, especially since pretty much everyone in the Leander area is on some sort of treated municipal water system. That means they don’t have to worry about stains and discoloration from hard water – or the dried out hair and itchy skin that comes from taking a shower in hard water – but may want to think about a system to remove treatment chemicals. As an Leander plumber, we at Roger’s Plumbing use H2O Harmony products for water filtration and softening needs, and we couldn’t be happier with the job they do.
Of course, there are learning curves for equipment such as that, and it’s important for homeowners new and old to get a full explanation of how to operate and maintain a softener or filtration system so they stay in top shape for a long time. That education is something we provide with all of our installations, so we can avoid horror stories like the guy we had once who moved into a home with a water softener and started putting road salt into it instead of the salt mixture made for softeners. He had a lot to learn, and he did it the hard way.