How a Water Softener Can Improve Your Skin
If you live in Florida, you’re most likely very familiar with the following: mosquitos, sidewalk lizards, summer afternoon showers, and extraordinarily hard water. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), most of Florida’s groundwater contains between a whopping 121 and 180 milligrams of hard minerals per liter. Having hard water in your home can lead to myriad problems, but not just for the plumbing pipes and water-using appliances—it can also cause your skin to feel dry and irritated.
Why Does Hard Water Affect Skin?
Bathing or showering with hard water may not seem any different than using softened water, but a chemical reaction is actually taking place during this seemingly uneventful routine. The magnesium and calcium minerals found in hard water interact with fatty acids in soaps, resulting in the formation of chemicals that can coagulate and leave behind a residue on your skin. Over time, this residue can dry out your skin, cause irritation, and clog pores. The effects of bathing or showering with hard water can be especially harsh for people with sensitive skin and conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Your hair isn’t spared from the effects of hard minerals, either. Hard water inhibits the lathering ability of shampoos and can leave hair feeling oily at the roots and dry at the ends. Hair may also appear dull and lifeless, and your expensive hair care products can quickly become less effective.
Installing a Water Softener Can Help
While you can’t change our state’s unforgiving humidity and summertime heat, you can change the hard water in your home by installing a water softener. This appliance significantly reduces the amount of calcium, magnesium, and other hard minerals in your home’s water supply using a time-tested process known as ion exchange. The result is softened water that will leave skin feeling soft and clean and hair looking shiny and healthy.
Additionally, equipping your home with a water softener can help you avoid household problems like:
- Mineral buildup in pipes
- Damage to water-using appliances
- Scummy residue in sinks, tubs, and showers
- Unsightly mineral buildup around faucets
- Cloudy or spotty dishes and silverware
Professional Water Softener Installation Services in Florida
For more than three decades, Florida Energy Water & Air has been solving hard water woes for homeowners throughout our great state. We’re proud to be among the top distributors of RainSoft® water softeners
in the country, which means our customers receive both the very best products and service when they choose us as their contractor. RainSoft water softening systems are made right here in the U.S.A., come with a lifetime warranty, and are available in a variety of models to perfectly suit the budget and water usage needs of your household.
Florida Energy Water & Air today to learn more about the water softeners we install or our approach to installation. Our professionals will be happy to visit your home to provide a free consultation and answer any questions you may have. When you call, don’t forget to ask about our easy-term financing options.