Picky Pets (No – really)
For starters, your pets will stop insisting on expensive bottled water to drink. Animals have sensitive noses and they will often reject any water that has a taint of iron, disinfectant products or funky smells. Clearing up the objectionable tastes and odors in your drinking water also makes humans happy, providing for excellent tea and coffee. Cooked foods taste better as well, and your ice cubes are crystal clear.
More Time for Yoga
Second, you will now have to find a couple new hobbies, since you no longer have to spend hours every week scouring out the bathtub, shower and bathroom sinks from stubborn accumulated soap scum. A quality water softener will prevent the buildup of mineral scale and soap curd in your home. All those joyful hours of straining and sweating can be plowed into a new activity, like yoga perhaps. Now you can strain and sweat on your own terms.
Third, the embarrassment of stains and corrosion on your fixtures disappears. Nobody wants to watch their specially selected bath fixtures or designer kitchen faucet develop streaky brown or blue/green stains or have the finish erode. We homeowners strive to make these service areas look as appealing as possible, but low-pH water and high iron or manganese content can turn our noblest efforts into dingy disappointments. Fast. Proper pretreatment of these water problems can ensure that our aesthetic investment in our homes remains a showpiece for decades.
More Mad Money
The fourth thing that will improve is the household budget. Installing the proper filtration equipment will extend the life of your water-using appliances, such as your water heater and dishwasher. It will also allow you to use less soaps and detergents, stretching your cleaning dollars. You’ll experience energy savings in the cost of heating water as well. And though you may think your plumber is a swell guy, you won’t be seeing his cheery face at your home as much anymore. If you still want him to visit frequently, invite him to dinner. It’s cheaper.
The fifth improvement to your life is peace of mind. Having your water tested and treated by a certified professional will enable you to sleep each night confident that your water is safe for your family to consume, enjoyable and appealing to work with, and not silently destroying your home’s integrity and appearance every time you turn on a faucet.
That is perhaps the greatest improvement of all.