Have you ever wondered why there are only few bubbles that form once you pour soap into your tub or washing machine? This is especially true if you do not swirl your hands or your fingers around in the water. Well, the reason that this happens is that there are a lot of minerals that are present, producing hard water. These minerals such as fluoride, calcium and magnesium make it virtually impossible for a lather to form freely unless you make use of a lot of soap or detergent. So you end up spending more money on soaps since you end up using a whole lot more than is necessary.
Some people say you should use a separate system for your washing machine, called a laundry interceptor. However, this is not necessary and in fact undesirable. Washing machines should discharge into the regular system because it actually works better than discharging into its own system. In order to work, septic systems require bacteria colonies which break down biodegradable matter. These bacteria require “food” which is found in our wastewater, but not in detergent. Without food these bacteria colonies die out portable water softener and the system fails. Many people who have installed these systems have found this out the hard way. A research project conducted in several east coast states utilized some rather high tech systems for washing machine discharge and many began failing in as little as eight months.
Water that is hard can also cause soap scum and stiff laundry. Hard H2O doesn’t lather soap very well, You may end up using more soap and take more time doing laundry. You can cut down on costs if you use less soap to get your clothes clean. You also save on water since it will take less time to do laundry. Even your dishes will clean better and faster with softened H2O.
Make sure they are a Licensed Plumbing Contractor. best water softeners are installed in the water system for your home. A mistake in the installation could cost you thousands if there is a problem! There is even a health risk if the work is not done according to the Plumbing Code.
Hard water leaves calcified residue on faucets, sinks, tableware, and tubs. It also leaves stains on your bathroom tiles and bathtub, stiff and discolored laundry, dry skin and hair, and broken appliances such as coffee makers, laundry washers, water heaters, and dish washers.
The boiler capacity should be large enough for a big rush, 9-14 liters should be sufficient. You do not want to run out of steam or hot water in a rush and with a smaller boiler that will happen! Trust me on this from experience!
In all, there are several benefits to water softeners. They help you to get cleaner in the shower, they help you to get rid of that disgusting layer of soap scum in your tub, and they help to keep the pipes in your home in good working order.