Investing in a whole-house conditioning and/or filtration system is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many ways your initial investment can save you considerably and help you recoup your investment.
No More Bottled Water
Many people buy bottled water regularly because they dislike the taste of their tap water. Of course, this adds up quickly. In many cases, the problem is not the city water, but the pipes in your home. Removing any unpleasant tastes, odors, or discoloration from your water will increase the likelihood that you will drink your tap water. Additionally, other problems can occur with drinking bottled water regularly, especially if you have concerns about your environmental impact. You will generate less trash that needs to be recycled by simply purchasing water bottles and refilling them. If you currently filter your tap water with a special pitcher or attachment on your sink, you can worry less about remembering to replace the filters often and you won't have to invest in small filtration systems for each sink in your home.
Use Less Soap
Removing impurities from your tap water can also decrease the amount of soap you use. Some people have hard water in their home, which prevents soap from lathering normally. In some cases, you may not even notice there are impurities in your tap water that are impeding your soap from lathering until you have your water conditioned. When you consider the different types of soap you might use throughout your home, such as shampoo, body wash, dish detergent, and laundry detergent, the savings can quickly add up if you need to use less to complete the same task. People who have their water conditioned may also notice there is less soap residue remaining on their body after bathing, which can substantially reduce instances of irritated or dry skin.
Fewer Repairs And Replacements
The fewer impurities in your water, the less risk of damaging appliances, plumbing, and clothing. Some appliances that can be adversely impacted by minerals in your water are washing machines, refrigerators with ice makers, or the dishwasher. Other problems that might arise from these impurities are clogged shower heads and faucets or damage to clothing items from mineral build-up in the washing machine. Minerals and other impurities can lead to clogged water lines, corrosion, and simply place an unnecessary burden on your appliances. The cost of repairs or prematurely replacing your appliances and clothing can be more than the initial investment in conditioning and filtration.
Investing in a whole-house water conditioning and/or filtration system is a sizable investment, but when you consider the small savings you experience each day or week, you quickly realize it is worth the money. For more information, you can contact a company in your area that specializes in water conditioning equipment services.
When was the last time you realized that you had a serious plumbing problem? About a month ago, I knew that I had to make some big changes, so I began talking with different plumbers about getting the job done. I told them that I wanted to replace the bathtub in the bathroom and the sink and faucet in the kitchen, and they took my requests in stride. Before I knew it, my entire home was updated and I felt great about the work. I wanted to start this blog to help other people to learn more about plumbing and repair.