- Save money on cleaning products, soaps, etc.
Hard water contains magnesium and calcium ions that make it very difficult to create an effective lather with soap and other cleaning products, which affects the whole cleaning process, whether you are having a shower, washing the car, or doing the laundry and dishes.
As soft water is treated to remove these impurities, it is far more effective when used for washing. You will require fewer cleaning agents to perform a good wash.
- It can help improve your skin and provide relief from skin conditions.
Hard water can exacerbate eczema and other dry skin conditions due to the excessive amount of soap and cleaning products needed to create an effective lather for a thorough clean.
Clothing washed in soft water often feels softer, which can lessen the abrasive feel of starchy clothing and therefore keep skin complaints at bay.
- Never have another bad hair day!
When magnified, each hair comprises millions of tiny little scales. Hard water makes these scales stand out from the shaft, leaving your hair more able to get tangled and feel rough.
With soft water, there will be significantly fewer limescale deposits left in the hair, and due to less interaction between the minerals and the hair itself, hair will be left feeling a lot smoother.
- The laundry comes out brighter!
Usually, as a result of washing with hard water, clothes become dull and weathered, whites turn to grey and colours will fade. Soft water maintains the appearance of your clothing.
It’s all thanks to soft water’s ability to mix effectively with soap and detergents to provide a greater clean. As a result of using softened water, you will find the durability of your clothes will also be greatly extended.
- Protect your appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.
Hard water can cause blockages in your plumbing through the deposition of limescale. Soft water by comparison can provide a long-term remedy to these kinds of deposits. If a water softener is added retrospectively to a property, then gradually the softer water will dissolve limescale deposits and remove the problem entirely.