Many people know that hard water can impact the plumbing system and cause issues with household appliances, but did you know the kind of impact it is having on you and your family in terms of cost and hours spent cleaning? Here are five key statistics you need to know about why you need a water softener in your home.
- 13 million households in the UK suffer from hard water
Much of the UK is in a hard water area, particularly in the South and around London, so that’s a lot of flats and houses suffering the impact of hard water every single day. Just think how many appliances in all of those homes are not working efficiently, and how many pipes are getting clogged with mineral deposits potentially.
- Don’t spend nearly two weeks a year cleaning your bathroom
Figures show that people in the UK spend up to 10-14 days a year cleaning their bathroom on average, and scrubbing those lime-scale stains from the toilet, sink and bath, is a big part of the problem. Just think what you could do with all that extra time, just by having a water softener in place. No more lime-scale scrubbing required!
- Spend 50% less money on cleaning products and toiletries
Without the need for lime-scale removing products you will be able to spend a lot less on cleaning products generally. Soaps and shampoos don’t work so well in hard water so you end up using a lot more product than you’d need to with soft water, so you could reduce your toiletries bill significantly. Your hair and skin will thank you for it as well as your wallet!
- Use 50% less washing powder in your washing machine
With a water softener you will find your washing powder goes much further than before as you need less in the machine, and your clothes will feel softer and retain their fresh feel and colours better so you will be saving your wardrobe as well as your washing machine. The more efficient use of the machine will also reduce your household energy bills and water usage, making it greener as well as cheaper.
- Save up to £500 per year in appliance repairs
Avoid regular boiler and washing machine repairs each year, caused by hard water blockages and deposits in your appliances. A water softener will prevent the pipes and appliance systems from becoming clogged with lime-scale in the first place so you can avoid costly repair bills and make your appliances last that much longer. They will also work more efficiently and effectively so no more speckled glass in the dishwasher.
As you can see there are many advantages and benefits to your time and your wallet of installing water softener in your home potentially. The soft water will help to reduce damage to your home and appliances over time, and you will find all of your appliances from showers to dishwashers, working far more effectively and efficiently.