4 Reasons to get a Water Softener
- Arizona is one of the multiple states in the U.S. that has the hardest water. Hard water is a way of describing water with a lot of minerals in it.
- Hard water minerals like magnesium and calcium decreases the life of many home appliances such as dishwashers, water heaters, pipes and faucets.
- Soft water is what makes the laundry whites look like laundry “grey”.
- Less soap and shampoos are needed with soft water
Water Softener Information
Average Annual Cost
The annual cost to run a water softener varies depending on how much water it is softening. Overall, the cost of operating a water softener is outweighed by the savings. Softeners save appliances from costly repairs due to scale buildup. Less soap and shampoos are needed for skin and hair.
Average Unit Cost
Factors like home square footage, number residents in the home, number of bathrooms can all affect the cost. Call us today for a free local estimate (Mesa, AZ residents).
Clack water softeners last on average between 10 to 15 years
Is it SAFE to drink softened water?
Most people are concerned about this and my answer is always; you decide but here is some data if sodium content is worrisome. As always, consult your physician if you have any concerns. See the list below for a comparison of sodium content of commonly consumed items. Contact Beach Plumbing if you want softened water but would like to learn about using potassium as an alternative to sodium.
Salt (Sodium) Content of Softened Water Compared to:
- Softened water = 12.5 mg per 8 ounces
- White Bread = 147 mg
- Flour Tortilla = 950 mg per serving
- Coca Cola = 15 mg
Is Softened water safe for lawns and gardens?
Most of the newer water softeners produce water that is safe for lawns and gardens, but the cost of the salt and operation of the water softener should be considered. Most people opt to have a loop run that provides softened water to the home but not to irrigation lines.