Reasons to Get a Water Softener

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Many homes within the San Antonio area suffer from hard water. It is no surprise to anyone that softer water provides the modern household with certain benefits. It reduces cases of eczema, eliminates scale buildup, and increases efficiency. How do you go about achieving soft water, though? For many homeowners, it’s a mystery. We’re here to break through the fog. A water softener, when added to your home’s plumbing system, is the key. We can have one installed and working properly in a single afternoon. Then, you’ll see first-hand why so many homeowners recommend investing in a water softener.

Benefits of a Water Softener

So, let’s break down some of the key benefits of a water softener system in your home. There are quite a few.

  • Lower Energy Bills – First and foremost, soft water means your water-based appliances operate more efficiently. You won’t endure limescale buildup, which is known to interfere with the transfer of heat and clog plumbing systems. To get into specifics, a water heater will utilize 22% – 29% less energy with soft water than hard water.
  • Extended Lifespan – Limescale promotes galvanic corrosion. What does that mean? Galvanic corrosion eats away at the surface of your pipes. This situation shortens the overall lifespan of the pipe, making things very inconvenient and expensive.
  • Environmental Benefits – We spoke briefly on higher energy efficiency. Let us break that down one step further. When your appliances, and household as a whole, use less energy, it reduces your carbon footprint. You’re taking an active step to preserve and prolong our planet and its natural environments!
  • Softer Fabrics – Anyone who does laundry has likely experienced the downfalls of hard water on their clothing. With soft water, minerals that would be an issue in hard water can no longer become trapped in the fabrics. No more stiff clothing, no more dull coloring; everything is softer and more vibrant overall.

These are just a few of the key benefits provided by soft water. If you’re a homeowner who is tired of the adverse effects of hard water, then consider a water softener system. What we’ve explained here only breaches the surface. Your landscape, your clothing, your appliances, your hair – everything will benefit from soft water. It’s just cleaner and healthier overall!

Professional Water Softener Installation

The basic premise of a water softener appears simple. It’s not overly complex. However, installation is best performed by a professional. If you wish to enjoy the above-mentioned benefits, then you need the system to work properly. An expert plumber will install and test your new water softener, ensuring there are no hiccups in the system.


Who can you trust to perform such a job? bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio has vast experience working with water softenersin the area. We’ve helped countless homeowners over the years achieve their soft water goals. Now, we can help you, too!


Schedule efficient water softener services with bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio. Give us a call at 210-876-1629!

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