Shaffer Plumbing offers a variety of top quality water softening products to fit your needs. Water softening is definitely a topic of concern as the water is hard valley wide. Hard water leads to the build-up of calcium and other minerals on fixtures, showers, dishwashers, washing machines and toilets. Water softeners will effectively put a stop to this harmful build-up and help your fixtures and appliances work to their full potential, saving you hundreds of dollars in early repairs and replacements.
85% OF AMERICA’S WATER IS HARD WATER.
Chances are, the water in your new home
is hard, too. Contaminated with dissolved
minerals – like calcium, magnesium, sulfur,
iron, lead and limestone – that can dry your
skin, age your appliances and increase your
bills. To determine how hard your water is,
ask your contractor to have it tested. Left
untreated, hard water can cause a series of
Scale buildup on faucets and fixtures
Clogged plumbing in appliances
Reduced efficiency and increased maintenance costs
Greater usage of soaps and shampoos
More time spent scrubbing and cleaning
SOFT WATER MAKES A DIFFERENCE
YOU CAN SEE AND FEEL.
Bathing will be more pleasurable.
Soaps and shampoos will lather better,
rinse more thoroughly and clean more
completely. Your hair and skin will feel
cleaner, softer and less dry.
Fact: With soft water, skin and hair can be
rinsed more completely, making hair look
shinier and skin, cleaner.
- Water Quality Association
Appliances will last longer.
Without the scale buildup of hard water,
washing machines, dishwashers, water
heaters, humidifiers and plumbing
systems can last up to 30% longer.
Fact: As little as 1/8˝ of scale in a water
heater adds 20% to the fuel costs.
- US Bureau of Standards
Your home will be cleaner.
Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter
and brighter. Dishes will be spot free.
And there will be no mineral deposits
to clean off sinks, showers, tubs
Fact: The average person cleaning the home
spends more than 6 hours a month cleaning
water spots, streaks and scum alone.
- Ohio State University
Fact: The calcium and magnesium in hard
water act on many soaps and detergents
to reduce their sudsing and cleaning
capabilities. The soapy residue they form can
be abrasive and reduce the life of clothing.
- Water Quality Association
Fact: The life of clothing and textiles is
prolonged up to 15% when washing in
- The School of Civil Engineering and the School
of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University
You’ll save money.
With softened water, up to 70% less
soap is needed for laundry, dishes,
bathing and general household
cleaning. You won’t pay for extra rinse
cycles and hot water. Clothes, towels
and linens won’t need to be replaced
as often. And energy costs and
maintenance bills will be lower.
The end result? Soft water savings
that can really add up.
Fact: Gas water heaters consume
30% more BTUs in hard water.
- New Mexico State University Research
Fact: Up to 20% spent at the grocery
store is for cleaning, laundry, bathing
and personal care products. This can
represent over $100/ month for an
average family of four. These products
must help to fight the impact of
- Orange County, California Consumer Survey