3 Reasons for Grimes Residents to Install a Water Softener

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If you live in Grimes, Iowa, you are well aware of the water supply and quality issues the city has been trying to address for twenty years. Because the water supplied to Grimes comes mostly from wells, the water is especially hard in the area. The water hardness has significantly increased in the last year, however, due to blending the Shallow well water with the Jordan well to minimize the high ammonia levels in the Jordan well. With the dramatic increase in the water’s hardness and no solution from the city of Grimes achievable in the near future, it is important for residents to install water softeners in their homes.

Save Energy and Money

Hard water consists of excess minerals like magnesium and calcium that cause limescale build-up and other residue in pipes and appliances. Limescale deposits and the accumulating residue prevent appliances from operating efficiently and can increase your energy bill by 25%. Soap scum also builds up more quickly in the bathtub for those who consistently shower with hard water. Soft water eliminates wear and tear on your plumbing while also prolonging the life of your major appliances (washer, refrigerator, dishwasher, water heater), saving you money on expensive repairs and replacements. But the cost savings don’t end with energy bills and appliance repairs. Because soaps don’t lather and rinse as well in hard water, you’ll save money on detergents when you install a water softener since you won’t be using as much soap.

Eliminate Spots and Scratchy Clothes

When it comes to washing the dishes and doing the laundry, nothing is better for your dishware and clothes than soft water. Hard water leaves spots on dishes and glassware, and the hardness minerals leave clothes looking dingy and feeling uncomfortable. Prolonged laundering with hard water breaks down the fabric fibers, reducing your clothes’ longevity by 40%. People who already use water softeners in Grimes have noticed their dishes are cleaner and their clothes are brighter and softer.

Protect Your Skin and Hair

Bathing with hard water leaves behind a sticky film on skin and hair, preventing dirt and bacteria removal. Hard water can irritate skin, making it dry and itchy. Hair also becomes difficult to manage and appears dull with long-term hard water use. Water softeners treat the water so that your skin and hair feel soft and smooth. There is no sticky film or residue left behind when you shower with soft water, so you feel clean and comfortable all day long.

Water Softeners from Crystal Clear

The city of Grimes recommends in its most recent newsletter that residents install a water softener to deal with the consistently hard water supply. Crystal Clear can help. Our range of water softeners provides the water quality you want for everyday use. When you choose a Crystal Clear water softener, you’ll notice richer lathers and cleaner rinsing, so you won’t have to use as much soap. You’ll also be protecting your home’s plumbing from staining and mineral deposits. Appliances will run more efficiently and your skin will feel softer and less itchy. Crystal Clear offers several water treatment systems, and we’ll help you choose the best water softener for your home and your budget. Whether you live in Grimes or another area known for its hard water, don’t wait another day. Call us and we’ll answer any questions you have about water softeners and installation.