Doesn’t it always seem like day after day you have a new financial obligation? In addition to your reoccurring bills, some unexpected cost comes up, and it has put a significant dent in your bank account. What if there was a way to reduce those unexpected costs? One thing that can be the root of many unexpected costs is hard water in the home.
Hard water: the root of many unexpected costs
You might have hard water in your home if:
- Water bottles taste better than the tap water
- The dishes in your dishwater have a residue on them after being cleaned
- There is a change in your skin or hair
- A residue on your faucet, sinks, or showerheads
Hard water is the primary contributor to many of those unexpected costs that put a significant strain on your finances. Not only are you buying water bottles all the time for better flavor, but you’re using more water to clean dishes and laundry, and eventually, you will have to spend a ton of money on plumbing system repairs once hard water takes a toll on your pipes.
Be proactive – how filtration saves you money
There are several benefits of having a water filtration system installed in your home. These water filtration systems are a proactive measure to not only prevent damage but as a means of cost-savings. Here are some ways a high-quality water filtration system will save you money:
Cost of water bottles
Our bodies are composed of 2/3 water, which is why it’s essential to drink water. When our homes don’t provide palatable, clean water, our substitute remedy is to fill our homes packs of water bottles from the grocery store.
There is nothing wrong with having water bottles other than the amount of money that it costs you. Most people don’t account for how much money they spend on bottled water throughout the year when they rely on water bottles as their primary source of drinking water.
Doctors recommend that the average person drinks at least eight glasses of water each day. The average pack of water costs about $6. If you choose the more expensive brands, it could be more.
Let’s say you have a family of four that all enjoy bottled water. The annual cost of those water bottles comes to $3,114.67.
Here is the math:
$0.40 per bottle x 5.3 bottles per person = $2.13 x 4 people = $8.53
Multiply by 365 days per year, and your grand total is $3,114.67
$3,114.67 on water bottles seems insane, right? The answer is simple: Installing a water filtration system in your house reduces the cost of purchasing all of those water bottles.
Reduced Cost of Cleaning Supplies:
When hard water is present in the home people use more product than what is required. Many people believe the reason why their laundry and dishes are not as clean as expected is because of the cleaning product when really, it’s the hard water that is causing the product not to dissolve.
Most people waste their money buying new cleaning products or using larger quantities of the products when the cleaners have nothing to do with the residue on the dishes or laundry. It’s the minerals in the water that cause a film on your dishes. The hard water also blocks your cleaners from dissolving completely to work effectively.
If you find that you are continually testing new products to get your dishes or laundry clean, it’s time to get a free water test done to help determine if hard water is present in your home.
Avoids Plumbing Costs
If you have hard water in your home, you might notice a crusty build-up on your faucets, showerheads, and sinks. This build-up is an accumulation of calcium that is left behind by hard water. This build-up is unattractive and makes your fixtures look dirty. Imagine what it is doing to the inside of your plumbing pipes!
These calcium residues accumulate on the inside of the pipes. Over time, this accumulation builds up and begins to narrow the opening of the pipes, thus reducing the amount of water that moves through. In most cases, it won’t accumulate to the point where it completely blocks a pipe. However, it can decrease your water pressure and increase the risk of developing a clog. After so many clogs, it will become time to fix your plumbing pipes, which can get costly.
Hard water can also cause problems with your water heater. Mineral buildup first affects the capacity or the amount of water stored in the tank. Over the years, you could lose a third to half of your water capacity because of mineral displacement. The next problem is that minerals contained in the hard water can cause the water heater fixtures to corrode. Ultimately, causing your water heater to fail.
Reduces Hair Treatment
Women who have hard water in their homes will suffer when it comes to their hair. Women spend tons of money trying to keep their hair healthy, but if you have hard water in the home, their hair becomes brittle and unhealthy. Those unaware of the effects of hard water will continue searching for products to repair their hair when in reality, the cause of the brittle hair is the water in their home. Softer water, on the other hand, not only prevents brittle hair but also requires significantly less shampoo and conditioner to get a rich lather.
The Solution: Water Filtration Systems
A whole-house water filtration system help solve several problems that affect your water quality, including and beyond the taste and the appearance of your water. Whole house filtration systems remove contaminants from your water through a filter that connects to your water line. When you have a whole house filtration system in place, all the water passing through your faucets, toilets, showers, and sinks will be free of contaminants. A water softener can save you money by reducing the costs of other products, lowering your water bills, and preventing you from having to replace the plumbing systems in your home.
The Science of Water: Saving You Money
At the Science of Water, while we understand how vital a clean supply of water is, we also understand the importance of saving money and reducing costs.
If you find that you are spending more time cleaning dishes, doing laundry over and over again, the appliances in your home have a residue, or the water in your home simply isn’t palatable or clear enough, you should consider having a free water test done in your home.
We recommend a whole house water filtration system if you desire soft water for a scale-free environment and spotless glassware. A softener can be combined with any whole house filtration system and work together to provide clean and soft water throughout your home.
Are you ready to save money? Get started with a free water test!