What is Water Softening and Why Does It Matter in Austin?

Over the past few months, a lot of homeowners have been asking us whether they need water softening in Austin. And this is a great question, because water softening can actually play an important role in keeping yourself and your family healthy, as well as maintaining your property and possessions.

What Is Water Softening? 

Water softening is the process of removing excess hard minerals such as calcium and magnesium from household water. This is why it’s important: in some locations in the U.S. such as Texas and Southern California, the water is “hard.” In other words, it contains high levels of hard minerals. These minerals can cause all sorts of health problems, such as dry, flaky skin; brittle nails and rough, dry hair. According to some studies, they may even contribute to heart disease!

What’s more, hard water leaves deposits of these minerals in plumbing, on fixtures and in appliances, compromising their effectiveness and shortening their lives. It also leaves kitchenware looking grimy and laundry looking and feeling gritty and rough.

In short, hard water can have a seriously negative impact on your quality of life.

Fortunately, you can now have extremely effective water filtration and softening systems installed in your home. These appliances, which are installed by a professional plumber, are placed near the main. That means that every drop of water that’s consumed in your home, whether it’s to wash your hands, run a load of laundry, boil vegetables or make ice cubes is free of contaminants and hard minerals. Some high-end water softening systems even offer the option of adding a light, completely natural flavor to the water—but even without the added flavor, the water tastes crisp and fresh!

Get the Health Benefits and Savings of Water Softening

In addition to offering health improvements, water softening also offers significant savings, because you won’t need to buy bottles water anymore. In addition, your appliances and plumbing systems will last considerably longer.

If you’re interested in how a water softening system can improve your life, contact Radiant Plumbing for more information.

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