1. Soft & Supple Skin
For many of our customers, this incredible difference in their lives makes them swear by soft water. Every time you stand under a hard water shower, you are coating yourself in dissolved inorganic minerals that interact with soap and other oils. These interactions contribute to the classic dry, itchy skin syndrome so commonly associated with hard water in many areas.
2- Smooth and Silky Hair
Simply stated, in the same way hard water ages your skin, it also makes your hair dry and frizzy. Showering in soft water will leave you hair smooth and silky. Basically, you’re going to have a lot less bad hair days.
3. No More Soap Scum
As nature’s universal solvent, water interacts directly with everything, leaving a permanent signature on everything it touches. Hard water (accounting for around 80% of US households) leaves behind a mucky substance (called scale or soap scum. Specifically, the minerals in hard water combine with the oils in soap leaving behind soap scum. If you have this problem you can tell by the scum build up in your sink, faucet, bathtub, drain… any household appliance that uses water. Soft water clears all that up.
4. Odor-free Great Tasting Water
Does your tap water have a funky smell or taste? A softer water system will take care of that. A strange odor or taste to drinking water is often one of the first clues you have a water conditioning problem. It's a sure sign there is hard water or some bacterial contaminant. For instance, if your water has an unpleasant metallic taste. That's probably too much iron. If your water smells like rotten eggs, that could be naturally occurring hydrogen sulfide gas or certain bacteria reacting with magnesium to form sulfates.Some people say their water tastes like dirt. That could be sediment (actual dirt), old pipes, or algae. Algal blooms can also give tap water a moldy aftertaste.
5.Clean, Shiny, Spot-free Dishes
When cleaned with soft water your dishes and glassware will be left spotless and sparkling clean. Washing dishes in hard water invariably results in spotting, streaks, and mineral deposits that cling stubbornly to your dinnerware and cloud your glasses. In fact, according to study conducted by the Water Quality Research Foundation & Battelle Institute, using soft water will save you up to 70% on soap and detergent.
6. Brighter, Cleaner, longer-lasting Laundry
Soft water will make your clothes last longer, smell better, and keep their original color. Have you ever noticed the sloshing sound that your washing machine makes when you move it around? That is what is left from the last time you ran a load of laundry. Soap scum, fabric lint, detergent residue and other contaminates (like fecal matter, body oils, and other secretions) coagulate in the water left behind in the washing machine drum.
Clothes will inevitably develop an objectionable odor when left damp in the washing machine. Laundering clothing in hard water means that it is more difficult to remove stains, even when using twice as much cleaning agent. Soap scum also causes white shirts to turn gray and colors to fade, while mercilessly grinding against the clothing fibers due to the abrasive mineral adhesions that bind to natural and synthetic fabrics.
7. Home Appliances last longer
Soft water will add years to the lifetime of your appliances and make them work more efficiently. Every water-using appliance is affected by hard water: coffee makers, tea kettles, clothing irons, Humidifiers, toilets, shower heads, faucets, water heaters, and everything in between.
Hard mineral scale will will grind against seals and faucet cartridges, stick to high temperature surfaces and things that it should not. Faucet finishes will wear off, water heaters will fail and everything else requires more frequent maintenance and energy to perform as intended. In fact, many water heater manufacturers are refusing to honor their product warranties unless the water quality meets their standards.
Shower heads in hard water areas can lose as much as 75 percent of their maximum flow rate in less than 18 months, unless frequently cleaned with acidic solvents.
8. You will save a lot of money
Soft water will save you up to 70% on soap cost, 30% lower water heating cost, avoid premature failures of water heaters and other appliances, and prevent costly scale build-up in pipes, faucets, and showerheads (Water Quality Research Foundation Studies, Battelle Institute Study).
Of all the thieves you will encounter in this world, hard water is probably the sneakiest. While not only stealing your time with hundreds of hours of needless cleaning and scrubbing, hard water also steals hard-earned money from your wallet every single month as it waste energy, destroys clothing, wastes cleaning agents and forces you into a rapidly spiraling appliance repair and replacement schedule.
9. Scale Free Pipes
With hard water your household pipes take a beating. With hard water your pipes have constant build up of hard minerals causing them to clog and deteriorate. In addition, bacteria and other substances will build up in your pipes. Soft water takes care of that problem.
10. Helps the Environment
This will improve not only your life, but all life on the planet. Living in a civilized society means that we use many products and consumables that make life more comfortable. When coexisting with hard water, we will use more soap, more packaging, require more transportation, necessitate more repair/service intervention and generally impose a significantly larger carbon footprint than necessary. For example, your carbon footprint increases 18 percent for gas storage-tank water heaters when operated on 26gpg hard water for 15 years as compared to the same operation on softened water.