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Extend the Life of Your Appliances with a Water Softener in Austin

Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.

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It’s safe to drink hard water, but it can also cause a few problems in your Austin home:

  • Mineral buildup in plumbing and appliances
  • Reddish stains in toilets
  • Worn-looking clothing and scratchy towels
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Stains on dishes, flatware and glasses
  • Low flow rate when you take showers

Water-softening solutions from Strand Brothers Service Experts can take care of your home water issues and bring you purer drinking water.

Whether you’re starting to research water softeners or you need water softener repair, our team of Experts can help.

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Benefits of Using a Water Softener

It’s inexpensive to run a water softener. It uses less than $3 worth of electricity annually.

A water softener only needs about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners. Soft water can make cleaning take less time, help your appliances last longer and help you prevent plumbing clogs.

  • Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures

    Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures

    Soft water helps water flow more easily in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral desposits to accumulate in your home’s pipes and fixtures. This can cause clogs and decreased water pressure.

    Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in less than 18 months. Soft water maintains the shine and full flow for faucets and showerheads, virtually as well as the day they were initially installed.

    Soft water is doesn’t have a lot of minerals. It doesn’t leave deposits in pipes or restrict water flow in fixtures.

  • Longer-Lasting Appliances

    Longer-Lasting Appliances

    Over time, hard water can cause minerals to build up in your washing machine and dishwasher. The mineral deposits in hard water form limescale when heated.

    This can coat the heating elements in your appliances, reducing life span and efficiency. As a result, your appliances may need frequent repairs or need to be swapped out earlier than normal.

  • Efficient Water Heaters

    Efficient Water Heaters

    Soft water preserves the efficiency of water heaters.

    Gas storage and tankless water heaters using soft water can maintain the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year time span. By comparison, using hard water instead for a gas water heater can decrease efficiency by up to 48 percent.

    If you have an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can pile up in the tank just from hard water. The scale is a poor heat conductor. It could decrease the life of the heating element, since it has to work harder to heat water.

  • Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes

    Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes

    Hard water minerals build up on your skin and in your hair, causing it to dry out. It can also contribute to painful razor burn.

    Soft water is better at rinsing soap residue, so you’ll have softer skin and shinier hair. In addition, your clothes will look newer and your dishes will look cleaner.

  • Less Soap and Cleaning Time

    Less Soap and Cleaning Time

    When you are dealing with hard water, you have to use more soap for a good lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This creates a scum on sinks.

    With soft water, you won’t need to waste as much time cleaning to remove soap scum. You’ll also use less detergent.

What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems

  • Hard water has more minerals than soft water.

  • It’s equipment that removes excess minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also reduces chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.

  • A water softener that’s the right size for your home will last for a long time. Its life span is dependent on the manufacturer and how much you use it.

  • Some water softeners are more efficient than others. Because of this, the price may differ.

    Costs can also differ based on how hard your water is and how much water you use. If your water is particularly hard and is used constantly, softening costs will increase.

  • Softened water contains all the natural minerals we need. While a small amount of sodium is added during the softening process, softened water is still completely safe to drink.

  • Water quality varies by geography and processing levels. It can also be affected by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater travels through.

    You can confirm if there are contaminants in your home’s drinking water. The Environmental Working Group maintains a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community utilities tested in the U.S. have chemicals connected to cancer, according to the group’s report.

  • A study by the Water Quality Association discovered that a septic tank can’t be damaged by brine discharged by a water softener. The tanks that were studied were correctly installed and working properly.

    Softened water can help reduce detergents being let into your septic tank.

Softer Water, Guaranteed

Hard water problems? Call us at 512-592-3072 or request an appointment online.

One of our Experts can check if you need a water softener.

We support our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year. That means we’ll get the job done correctly the first time, whether you need us to repair your water softener or install a new one.

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