Extend the Life of Your Appliances with a Water Softener in Fort Worth
Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.
It’s OK to drink hard water, but it can cause issues in your Fort Worth home:
- Mineral collection in plumbing and appliances
- Reddish discoloration in toilets
- Faded clothing and scratchy towels
- Lackluster skin and hair
- Stains on dishes, flatware and glasses
- Low flow rate during showers
Water softening solutions from Stark Services can take care of your home water trouble and bring you fresher drinking water.
Whether you’re starting to look into water softeners or you need water softener repair, our team of Experts are here to help.
Want to get a new water conditioning system for one affordable monthly payment? Check with us for more information about our Advantage Program™.1
Benefits of Using a Water Softener
It’s low-cost to use a water softener. It consumes less than $3 in electricity per year.2
A water softener only has to have about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners.
Soft water can make cleaning more effortless, help your appliances run longer and help you avoid plumbing clogs.
Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures
Soft water helps water flow smoothly in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral coatings to accumulate in your pipes and fixtures. This can lead to clogs and reduced water pressure.
Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in less than 18 months. Soft water keeps the shine and full flow for faucets and showerheads, nearly as well as the day they were added.
Soft water is doesn’t have a lot of minerals. It doesn’t create deposits in pipes or limit water flow in fixtures.
Over time, hard water can cause minerals to build up in your washing machine and dishwasher.
The mineral deposits in hard water make limescale when they get hot. This can spread over the heating elements in your appliances, lowering life span and efficiency.
As a result, your appliances may need frequent fixes or need to be exchanged sooner.
Efficient Water Heaters
Soft water protects the efficiency of water heaters.
Gas storage and tankless water heaters running on soft water maintain the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year life span. In comparison, using hard water for a gas water heater can lower efficiency by up to 48 percent.
If you use an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can build up in the tank from hard water. The scale is a bad heat conductor. It can decrease the life of your heating element, because it has to work longer to heat water.
Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes
Hard water minerals build up on your skin and in your hair, triggering it to become dehydrated. It can also cause painful razor burn.
Soft water is better at rinsing soap residue, so you’ll have softer skin and sleeker hair. Plus, your clothes will look brighter and your dishes will have fewer spots.
Less Soap and Cleaning Time
When you have hard water, you have to use extra soap for a decent lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This creates a scum on sinks.
With soft water, you won’t need to spend as much time cleaning to eliminate soap scum. You’ll also use less cleaning supplies.
What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems
What is Hard Water?
Hard water has more minerals than regular water.
What is a Water Softener System?
It’s an appliance that takes out excess minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also reduces chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.
How Long Does a Water Softener Last?
A water softener that’s the correct size for your home will last for many years. Its age depends on the manufacturer and how much you run it.
How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?
Some water softeners are more efficient than others. As a result, the total may differ.
Costs can also vary based on how hard your water is and how much water you consume. If your water is especially hard and is used excessively, softening rates will go up.
Is Softened Water Safe to Drink?
Softened water contains all the natural minerals we need. While a little bit of sodium is put in during the softening process, softened water is absolutely safe to drink.
What’s the Quality of My Drinking Water?
Water quality fluctuates by geography and processing levels. It can also be affected by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater runs through.
You can discover if there are chemicals in your home’s drinking water.
The Environmental Working Group manages a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community utilities checked in the U.S. have chemicals linked to cancer, according to the group’s research.
Can Brine from Softeners Damage my Septic Tank?
A study by the Water Quality Association discovered a septic tank can’t be damaged by brine discharged by a water softener. The tanks that were monitored were correctly placed and working normally.
Softened water may help decrease detergents being released into your septic tank.
Softer Water, Guaranteed
Hard water problems? Call us at 817-668-6689 or request an appointment online.
One of our Experts can check if you need a water softener.
We support our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee3 for a year. That means we’ll get the job done properly the first time, whether you need us to fix your water softener or install a new one.
1Some exclusions apply.
2Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions. Savings may vary based on the type of system you use.
3Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.