Extend the Life of Your Appliances with a Water Softener in London

Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.

It’s safe to drink hard water, but it can cause issues in your London home:

  • Mineral collection in plumbing and appliances
  • Reddish streaks in toilets
  • Worn-looking clothing and scratchy towels
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Spots on dishes, flatware and glasses
  • Low flow rate during showers

Water softening solutions from Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare can address your home water issues and bring you fresher drinking water.

Whether you’re starting to look into water softeners or you need water softener repair, our group of professionals are here to help.

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Benefits of Using a Water Softener

It’s economical to operate a water softener. It consumes less than $3 in electricity year-round.2

A water softener only requires about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners.

Soft water can make cleaning easier, help your appliances last longer and help you avoid plumbing clogs.

Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures

Soft water helps water flow easily in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral sediment to build up in your pipes and fixtures. This can cause clogs and reduced water pressure.

Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in fewer than 18 months. Soft water preserves the brilliance and full flow for faucets and showerheads, nearly as well as the day they were added.

Soft water is low in minerals. It doesn’t cause deposits in pipes or limit water flow in fixtures.

Longer-Lasting Appliances

Over time, hard water can cause minerals to build up in your washing machine and dishwasher.

The mineral deposits in hard water form limescale when they get hot. This can spread over the heating elements in your appliances, lowering life span and efficiency.

As a result, your appliances may need repeated fixes or need to be swapped out sooner.

Efficient Water Heaters

Soft water maintains the efficiency of water heaters.

Gas storage and tankless water heaters operating on soft water hold on to the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year life span. In comparison, using hard water for a gas water heater can lower efficiency by up to 48 percent.

If you have an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can pile up in the tank from hard water. The scale is a poor heat conductor. It can reduce the life of your heating element, because it has to work more to heat water.

Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes

Hard water minerals accumulate on your skin and in your hair, causing it to become dehydrated. It can also contribute to painful razor burn.

Soft water is better at cleaning soap residue, so you’ll have smoother skin and sleeker hair. Plus, your clothes will look brighter and your dishes will look cleaner.

Less Soap and Cleaning Time

When you have hard water, you have to use extra soap for a satisfactory lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This makes a scum on tubs.

With soft water, you won’t need to spend as much time cleaning to eliminate soap scum. You’ll also use less detergent.

What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems

What is Hard Water?

Hard water has more minerals than ordinary water.

What is a Water Softener System?

It’s an appliance that takes out extra minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also lowers chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.

How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

A water softener that’s the right size for your home will last for many years. Its lifetime depends on the manufacturer and how much you run it.

How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?

Some water softeners are more efficient than others. As a result, the total may differ.

Costs can also differ based on how hard your water is and how much water you consume. If your water is extremely hard and is used frequently, softening rates will rise.

Is Softened Water Safe to Drink?

Softened water contains all the natural minerals we need. While a little bit of sodium is put in during the softening process, softened water is absolutely safe to drink.

What’s the Quality of My Drinking Water?

Water quality fluctuates by geography and processing levels. It can also be influenced by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater runs through.

You can find out if there are contaminants in your home’s drinking water.

The Environmental Working Group manages a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community water plants checked in the U.S. carry chemicals connected to cancer, according to the group’s analysis.

Can Brine from Softeners Damage my Septic Tank?

A study by the Water Quality Association determined a septic tank can’t be damaged by brine discharged by a water softener. The tanks that were reviewed were correctly placed and working normally.

Softened water may help reduce detergents being discharged into your septic tank.

Softer Water, Guaranteed

Hard water problems? Call us at 226-270-1164 or get a free no obligation quote online.

One of our experts can determine if you need a water softener.

We stand behind our work with a worry free guarantee. That means we’ll get the job done correctly the first time, whether you need us to fix your water softener or install a new one.

1Some exclusions apply.
2Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions. Savings may vary based on the type of system you use.