Southern California has some of the hardest water in the United States. San Diego water travels a long way through soil, rock, sand and piping to reach us and it picks up a lot of excess calcium and magnesium along the way. Straight from the tap, San Diego water contains about 15.4 grains/gallon of excess mineral content.
You may need a water softener in San Diego if you struggle with the following problems:
- White, crusty scale buildup around faucets, the bottom of tea kettles, etc.
- Dishes emerge dull and spotted from the dishwasher
- It takes more soap, shampoo, detergent, etc. to get anything clean
- Clothes feel scratchy and their colors dull quickly
- Your skin is dry and itchy
- Water using-appliances burn out faster
In fact, hard water can dramatically shorten the lifespan of pluming and expensive appliances. This is detrimental for homeowners as well as businesses like restaurants and salons as well as manufacturers that need to get the most out of their appliance investments. Scale build up in water heaters, for example, burns the unit up much faster and consumes more energy to heat the water. Hard water also damages everything from pipes, hoses and refrigerators to dishwashers and any other machinery or equipment that uses or requires water.
Using a water softener in San Diego removes the excess calcium and magnesium from the water to eliminate or mitigate these problems. Water-using appliances will last longer and run more efficiently, using less energy, which produces long-term savings. On average, homes and businesses with a water softener can enjoy a savings of 30% in energy usage.
Learn more about how water softeners can benefit your home or enterprise today by contacting one of our water quality experts at Dime Water today.