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Welcome to Which Water Softeners?
Water softeners are not only an improvement you can easily make to your home, but you can increase your health too. Hard water affects many parts of the UK and the rest of the world, and the only way to treat it is to use water softeners. The south of England is most noted for its hard water that can have an odd taste and can leave your skin feeling grimy and greasy after a shower or bath. This is lime-scale which builds up in the pipes and the deposits are gradually dragged through to the tap.
It’s not just a greasy feeling on your skin that is at risk with hard water, there are more costly effects from not treating hard water. If you have a whole house water filter then you are softening the water before it reaches your main tap. Many problems occur from untreated hard water, such as damaged pipes, lack of pressure or too high pressure from the build-up being so great that is squeezes the water flowing through the pipes, and washing machines, boilers, dishwashers and other expensive home appliances can fall foul to lime-scale.
Water softeners are attached to either the taps or the main water system and contain charcoal in most circumstances. This removes almost all of the impurities and contaminants in the water so you can have clearer, cleaner drinking water. You’ll instantly notice the difference from water softeners being installed when you have a shower as your skin will feel cleaner and the shower cubicle will be cleaner too, and no greasy lime marks or greasy streaks from the water.
Why you Should Buy Water Softeners
While there are many different types of water softeners available, technology has improved and although charcoal and salt water softeners are still widely used you can buy electronic water softeners. These treat the water using an oscillating electronic field, which removes magnesium and calcium from the water. They agitate and remove the deposits which then gets flushed out through the pipes leaving behind it clean and clear water.
There are whole-house water softeners that stop the formation of magnesium and calcium deposits building up in the pipes from outside of the home. This is much more effective for protecting all water outlets in and around your home from lime-scale and build-up. There is less filtration needed with these devices, whereas if you use a salt-based water softener then you still need to filter out the deposits that travel along the pipework.
If you’re not sure if you need a water softener in your home, check the shower head, pipework for furring and in and around your home appliances. You might see some chalky build-up, which can turn green or blue, or you will see streaks on the glass in your shower cubicle as well as a build-up on your tiles especially near the grout. This can make your home look dirty and as it’s very difficult to keep on top of with cleaning, it’s easier to head for the root of the problem and that is the amount of calcium and magnesium in the water supply. Just think, if the deposits can make your showerhead look like that and cause problems with your washing machine or dishwasher, then just think what it’s doing to your body when you drink it!
One of the most important things to remember when buying water softeners is that to install or replace the current water filter, it’s guaranteed to be cheaper than buying a new washing machine, boiler or dishwasher. Your appliances at home are expensive to replace and if they are damaged due to the amount of deposits and calcium that builds up from the water, then it makes sense to buy a water softener. While you could choose a large-scale filter that works for all of the pipework leading to your home, you might find that the drinking water is slightly tainted and you might feel a little ill off it. Instead of having to boil your water before drinking it, you can buy water softeners that attach to your tap or under the sink so it filters out the impurities before it reaches the tap head. This is a safe and discreet way of filtering your water and stopping the contaminants reaching your glass of water.
When it comes to buying water softeners, we have a wide range of items to choose from. Depending on your home, pipework and budget, we have a water softener to suit your needs. Once installed, you will see marked increase in the difference of the quality of the water. It will taste better, your shower head will be free from lime-scale and greasy stains on your shower doors, and you won’t feel ill after drinking the water from your tap any more.