If you are planning to do up an old house, the quality of the water probably isn’t high on your list of priorities, but incorporating a water softener system right at the beginning and as an integral part of your renovation could save you time and money in the long run.
It may be that hard water has been building up in your old house’s plumbing system and causing damage for many years already, so it’s definitely worth checking out the options to install a water softener to make sure that doesn’t continue into the future.
- Hard water can cause a lot more damage than most people realise
If your property has been using hard water through all of its systems for some time, the chances are that there is hidden damage outside of your washing not coming out clean and shiny. It’s worth getting the pipes checked for blockages and leaks while you are doing the place up, that way you can avoid any nasty surprises further down the line. Once any issues have been repaired, installing a water softener will help prevent this problem occurring again in the future.
- Hard water deposits build up over time
The chances are, if you are taking on an old property you will have noticed the taps, sink and toilets are coated in white or red-brown crusty build-up which looks awful and is not easy to remove just by cleaning alone. This is caused by build-up of calcium and iron deposits from the hard water over time. If you are replacing old bathroom and kitchen items, you don’t want your brand new shiny taps and sinks to end up in the same condition, which is where a water softener will help.
- Hard water will affect your new appliances
If you are buying and installing nice new washing machines and dishwashers into your renovation property, then you need to understand that running them with hard water will very quickly have a negative impact, preventing them from working properly over time, and even causing them to break down a lot sooner than you might expect. A water softener installed at the same time, will save you a lot of unnecessary expense.
Likewise, new chrome taps in your new kitchen or bathroom will very soon be covered in limescale and not look new and shiny for long without a softener.
As you can see, if you are working hard to do up an old house, it is definitely worth considering whether it is in a hard water area as part of your renovation planning. If it is, the chances are that the plumbing system will have been affected by mineral build-up.
It’s important to check this out and having a water softener installed as part of your rebuild, will help to protect all of your new bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings, as well as keeping all of the new appliances running more effectively and for longer than might otherwise be the case.
Hard water has a hidden impact, with deposits building up slowly inside pipes and appliances but it could end up costing you dearly so it makes sense to head that off at the beginning of your renovation project with a water softener.