It is no secret that Calgary has hard water and as a result the negative effects that come with it. Hard water is when your water contains a high level of calcium and magnesium. Hard water is mineral rich and as a result can have an affect on your body as a result of bathing in it, as well as your appliances and any other part of your home that has water running through it. Some of the side effects of hard water include:

  • Stiff, scratchy laundry
  • Early appliance burnout
  • Higher utility bills
  • Tough to clean sinks, toilets and tubs
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Dull and sticky hair
  • Rotten egg or sulphur odours
  • Clogged pipes
  • Water spots on your dishes, glasses and showers

Many homes in Calgary have water softeners in an effort to combat the hard water that runs through our taps. Water softeners work to combat hard water through ion exchange, which essentially exchanges the minerals that make water hard for something else, typically sodium. When the water softener removes the calcium and magnesium from the water it is no longer hard and therefore no longer has all the negative effects mentioned above. Water softeners are much more of a necessity in places with hard water like Calgary. If your home does not have a water softener and you suffer from dry, itchy skin or any other negative effects, you will notice a huge difference once you have a water softener installed.

Homeowners in Calgary will see many benefits once they have a water softener installed in their home. These benefits include:

  • Cleaner and shinier silverware, glassware, mirrors, tiles and glass
  • Softer and cleaner skin
  • Clean and smooth hair
  • Longer lifespan of their appliances and plumbing fixtures
  • Less calcium buildup on faucets and shower heads
  • Softer clothes and longer lasting fabrics
  • Save money on monthly energy costs

In places that do not have hard water, water softeners aren’t needed as much or don’t have much of an impact. However in a place like Calgary, that does have hard water they can have a huge impact on your home and your daily life. If your home does not have a water softener or is in need of a replacement, schedule an appointment with one of our expert plumbers and find out just how big of a difference a new water softener can have on your life.