If you live in Central Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, and Indianapolis, you have hard water. It is an issue that we all have to deal with in some way. Indiana water is considered “hard” because it contains dissolved calcium, magnesium, and iron salts. These minerals can cause an array of issues in your home, but many people choose not to invest in a conditioner or softener and then have to deal with the damage. Your friends at Indy Renovation know the importance of conditioning systems and provide the expert advice and professional installation that you need.
Damage Caused by Hard Water
Hard water causes many problems in your home such as build-up on your showers, dishes, and plumbing fixtures. It can cause itchy, irritated skin and makes it more difficult for soap to foam, so you’ll need to use more soap in the laundry, dishwasher, and to bathe. Hard water can cause extensive damage to your appliances because calcium, magnesium, and iron salts react with soap in a way that actually destroys the soap’s ability to clean. Hard water can also shorten the lifespan of water heaters because the minerals cause boiler scale build-up. So, while water treatment systems may seem like an unnecessary luxury to some, the damage that they prevent can save thousands over the life of your home.
Water Softeners vs. Water Conditioners
These two terms are typically interchangeable, but they do have some important differences. Instead of removing minerals from the water, water softeners will add in potassium or sodium to neutralize the “bad” minerals. On the other hand, a water conditioner filters out many of the minerals in hard water, including iron, and does not add salt or potassium. According to the experts at evolutionhealthworks.com, water softeners do not remove harmful contaminants from your water such as chlorine and carcinogenic disinfectant byproducts like chloroform. Water conditioners do remove these contaminants making your water softer, cleaner, and healthier.
Deciding which system is right for you will depend on where you live and your home’s individual needs. Contact us today at (317) 375-4464 to let our team at Indy Renovation help you decide on a system and provide professional installation. From cleaner dishes and clothes to healthier skin and hair, a water-treatment system is a great addition to your Indiana home.