Why would I want to soften my water?

Blog, FAQ, Water Softener

What is hard water?  Hard water is water that contains more than 1 grain per gallon (gpg) of dissolved materials.  Hard water can affect everything from your soap’s ability to clean water, to the life span of your water appliances (dishwasher, washer, hot water heater, etc.).  Studies conducted say soap (laundry, dishwasher) costs are two to three times higher with hard water.  Water using machines can wear down 30% faster.  Even clothing wears out, on average, 15% faster using hard water.


Solution:  Water Softening – the water feels great!!  Hard water can cost you hundreds of dollars.  Soft water greatly reduces this waste and gets laundry cleaner as well.


Here, in the Des Moines , Iowa region, our water is about 10 gpg of hardness.  Our service technicians install water softening equipment and in just a few days our customers notice their skin feels better and their hair is softer.  They are very pleased at the soap savings they notice right away and how clean their clothes are.  They notice spots disappear from the dishes after dish washing and they are also very pleased knowing their appliances, pipes and clothes are much cleaner & being taken care of efficiently.  In the end, having hard water all adds up to a huge economic waste.