Do you love your dishwasher? Well if your home has hard water, chances are that you don’t know what love is. Hard water creates an array of issues for dishwashers and many consumers avoid using their dishwasher altogether. Not only are hard water nuisances multiplied with the use of a dishwasher, but cost of operation skyrockets and you shell out more money than it is worth in the long run. An estimated 85% of homes in the United States deal with hard water, so you are not alone. So how do you fall in love with your dishwasher? The secret is easy – a water softener to reduce mineral content in your tap water while improving the quality of your home’s water at the same time.
You see, hard water contributes to inefficient and costly operation of water-using appliances. Heated hard water forms a scale of calcium and magnesium minerals that can contribute to the inefficient operation or failure of water-using appliances. Pipes can become clogged with scale that reduces water flow and ultimately requires pipe replacement. These are some pretty serious problems for your dishwasher. You may also notice a film on the interior walls of your dishwasher known as hard water buildup, as well as a whitish film and spots on your dishes after using your dishwasher.
With a water softener, you can instantly see the benefits of having a dishwasher and you will extend the life of your appliance. Dealing with hard water problems in your home can be frustrating and quite embarrassing when your guests eat or drink off of your dishware. The amount of hardness minerals in water affects the amount of soap and detergent necessary for cleaning. Soap used in hard water combines with the minerals to form a sticky soap curd. Without a water softener, it is really quite a task to remove the minerals.
Money savings are skyrocketed with a water softener as well. Not only will you be buying less detergent for your dishwasher and your energy costs of operation will also be reduced, but the softer the water, the longer your dishwasher will last. Under moderately hard water, your dishwasher will last several years–even though it’s not entirely soft water. On the other hand, if you’re on extremely hard water, your dishwasher may only last a few short years before hard water completely incapacitates the appliance. Although it may run fine, the lifespan is shortened due to clogged pipes and water holes on the interior.
Contact us today so that we can determine your water’s hardness and need for a water softener. Your dishwasher is just one of the many appliances that will benefit from lower mineral content and you can fall in love with your home all over again. Do not let hard water minerals frustrate you because there is a solution and it all starts with one simple phone call.