Protect Your Investment with a Water Softener
It’s easy to get caught up in putting money into your home for things that you can visibly see, like a new exterior, upgraded hardscape and renovations. While these are all improvements that will increase your home’s value as well as the way you feel about your home, you should also be sure to protect your investment in ways that can’t be seen, such as water softener installation and service.
How a Water Softener Works
To understand how a water softener can protect your Naperville, IL home, let’s take a look at how they work. Hard water contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium ions which, over time, create limescale anywhere the water comes in regular contact. This includes your pipes, water heater, dishwasher, and refrigeration lines for water and ice. Water softeners use pellets that take these damaging minerals out of the water and replace them with sodium or potassium.
Hard Water Damage
If you have hard water in your Naperville, IL, home, you may see signs of limescale deposit, especially around your water faucets, inside your dishwasher, and, if you have them, refrigeration water dispensers. While that may be an inconvenience, it is a sign that there is real damage being done to your internal plumbing system. Over time, the limescale deposited in your pipes and water lines will build up and restrict the flow of water. Once it hardens, it becomes very difficult to remove without damaging your pipes.
In addition, the corrosion caused by the limescale can create pinholes in your pipes, causing water to seep out. The damage can come in the form of a significant water leak, or unseen damage behind your walls and under your flooring. This creates both a health concern and a costly repair.
Finally, hard water also damages the appliances that have a water source. Not only will you have to replace the appliances sooner, but the water lines could also stop working, become corroded, or damage your home.
Water Softener Solutions
Installing a water softener is an investment in your home. Not only will it stop limescale from building up in your Naperville, IL, home, but, if you remedy it soon enough, it can also dissolve the limescale that is currently in your pipes. This can save you from expensive repairs and prematurely replacing water heaters, dishwashers, and other appliances.
Prairie State Water Solutions offers a variety of water softener options, so you can select the unit that is best for your home. Our team can provide education about water softeners, as well as conduct installations, maintenance, and repairs. Call us at 1-630-864-7078 for a free quote, and start protecting your investment today.