There are a lot of issues that hard water can cause in your home, as well as with your own health. This is why a lot of people choose to have water softening systems installed in their homes. However, there are also a lot of myths people believe about soft water that prevent some from believing that installing these systems would be a good idea. This article will go over some of the common myths told about soft water and give you the facts so you can make an educated decision on whether you want to have a water softening system installed in your own home. Here are some of the more common myths:
Soft water doesn't rinse the soap off of you
A common myth about soft water is that it doesn't properly rinse the soap off of you when you are showering or even washing your hands. The reason so many people readily believe this myth is because when you use soft water and you aren't used to it, you will feel slippery instead of achieving that squeaking feeling people associate with being 'squeaky' clean. The reason for this is the squeaky feeling actually comes from the layer of soap staying on your skin with hard water. That slick feeling of the soft water is what it feels like to have clean skin with the soap really being rinsed away.
You already have soft water when on city water
Some people believe the city is providing them with soft water already. However, this is not the case, and there are some ways that you can tell you don't have soft water already. For one thing, you likely end up with spots on your glasses after you wash them and allow them to air-dry or when they dry in the dishwasher. The hard water deposits are what causes those spots, and with soft water, your glasses won't have them. You may have to clean white buildup off of your faucets, and this is also caused by hard water. You will have soap scum to remove from the showers, tubs, and sinks with hard water as well. While you normally don't see this, hard water will also cause buildup to happen in the pipes and the parts of appliances the water goes through, and this causes the need for more repairs than when you have soft water. With hard water, you may also experience dry skin, itchiness, and hair that is hard to manage. All these things can be prevented with a water softening system installation.
Soft water costs you more money
Another myth some believe is that soft water will cost more money. One reason they believe this is because they also believe the myth that it takes longer for soft water to remove soap off you, your clothes, your dishes, etc. The truth is that you will end up saving money with soft water for many reasons. Soft water cleans soap off these things faster and more efficiently. Plus, you will have fewer appliance and plumbing repairs to pay for when you have soft water in your home.