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Is Soft Water Safe to Drink?

Is Soft Water Safe to Drink?

Water that has been cleaned of excess minerals commonly found in tap water is called soft water. The water coming into your home gets to you from the city’s piping system. On its journey, the water picks up traces of iron, calcium, or magnesium from these pipes. The result is hard water.

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Over time, hard water can lead to plumbing system damage. Fortunately, a water softener removes the excess minerals to provide you with more pure, soft water.

Is Soft Water Safe to Consume?

Water softeners use salt and resin beads to balance minerals in the water. A common question is whether soft water is safe to drink because of the salt. The good news is that salt in the softener’s tank does not end up in the water that flows into your taps. Soft water is safe to drink.

Even though soft water is safe, you might prefer the taste of hard water. In that case, a water filtration system can be installed so they can get hard water from the tap while still benefiting from having a water softener.

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The Top 5 Benefits of Soft Water

Soft water has many benefits for both you and your home. Some of these benefits have immediate results, and some you will be enjoying for years to come.

1. Protects The Pipes

Soft water is gentler on the plumbing system since it doesn’t contain any contaminants that can accumulate and erode the pipes.

  • Reduces the number of repairs you have to do on your pipes. Mineral buildup can cause overflows and clogged pipes.
  • Increases the longevity of the plumbing system by minimizing harsh minerals that corrode the pipes over time.
  • Helps appliances function. Certain appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and ice makers use water. Soft water keeps them operating smoothly.

2. Preserves the Environment

Soft water heats up quicker than hard water, so any time you turn on the hot water tap, you’re using less energy. Less energy translates into fewer greenhouses gas emissions which is good news for the environment.

Reverse Osmosis Water Systems3. Cleans Efficiently

From washing dishes to doing laundry, you use water often to clean things in your home. The minerals in hard water prevent a truly effective clean, and can aid in the formation of soap scum. Soft water provides a more effective clean, meaning your cleaning products will last longer and you’ll get a better clean every time.

4. Softens Hair and Skin

Hard water can leave hair and skin dry, lifeless, brittle, and scratchy after prolonged use. Soft water provides more moisturized skin and hair that leaves you feeling refreshed.

5. Saves You Money

All these benefits add up to save you money. You’ll save on plumbing services by increasing the lifespan of the pipes. Your monthly energy bill will be lowered by using less energy. And a more efficient clean means buying fewer cleaning products and soap.

Water Softener Installation & Repair Services

When you’re ready to experience the benefits soft water can provide, WM Henderson has you covered. We offer reliable water softener repair and installation services to homes in areas of Pennsylvania such as Drexel Hill, Havertown, Ardmore, Wayne, and Broomall.

Our water treatment specialists will ensure you have access to clean and soft water. In addition, our team of professional plumbers offer other types of plumbing services such as water line maintenance, water heater repair, gas line installation, and sump pump repair. Give our team a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 to receive assistance with a plumbing issue. In addition, our team is happy to have a discussion about the advantages of investing in a water softener.