3 Benefits of a Water Softener

3 Benefits of a Water Softener - iStock-183775738Original blog published on 10/16/18

It is a well-known fact that 85% of homes depend on hard water supplies. Hard water contains excessive amounts of minerals such as iron and calcium. As such, hard water supplies constitute a huge problem for homeowners which become expensive to remedy in the end. For instance, hard water can lead to clogged pipes, affecting the effectiveness of water appliances. Additionally, hard water reduces the cleaning ability of soaps and detergents, causes dry skin, dull hair, stains kitchenware, and stiffens clothing.

This pesky water problem has created issues throughout homes all across America, which is why Ohio Valley Pure Water has come up with a variety of reasons you should invest in a water softener. Let’s take a closer look.

Water Softener Benefits

You should consider investing in a water softener to correct hard water issues, not to mention help you save some money. Water softeners eliminate mineral impurities found in typical water supplies by using an ion exchanger. Anti-scale systems convert calcium ions into stable crystals, hence reducing the ability of calcium ions to attach to pipes, hardware, surfaces, and other appliances. In short, a water softener helps eliminate harsh ions in the water, leaving you with safe and clean water to drink, wash with, and bath in.

Here are a few benefits that a water softener confers to homeowners:

Reduced Repair Costs

This is one of the most critical benefits of water softeners. Using a water softener to treat hard water saves your home plumbing system and money in terms of long-term repair costs. As a result, your appliances enjoy extended lifespans as it eliminates susceptibility to hard water-induced damage. Also, homeowners enjoy cheaper initial installation costs and higher returns on their investment.

Simplified Cleaning Processes

We all know that hard water leaves stains, spots, and streaks on clothes, dishes, and other household items. In contrast, soft water rinses and eradicates residues minimizing the amount of soap or detergent required during cleaning. This translates to additional cost-savings for homeowners. Besides that, water softeners prevent the buildup of scum and film in sinks and bathtubs as well as deposits in pipes.

Reduced Energy Requirements

If at times your water heater takes too long to kick in, consider a water softener to remedy the situation. Soft water heats up quicker than hard water, leading to significant savings in energy bills.


Homeowners have various solutions for managing their water supply systems. Even so, if you don’t have a water softener, you can’t possibly ignore the above benefits. At Ohio Valley Pure Water, we understand what it takes to provide each of our clients with clean water. Our experienced professionals are always available to answer any questions you may have and will walk you through our water softener installation processes, step by step. Contact us today to get started on your free consultation and begin the journey to fresher water.

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