Water Softener Benefits for ANY Bathroom

Water Softener Benefits for ANY Bathroom
Posted in: Iron Removal
By Mark Timmons
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Water Softener Benefits for ANY Bathroom

Is there any bathroom item a water softener will not benefit??

30 or 40 years ago most homes processed bathrooms that where best described as 'functional' and 30 or 40 years ago that was all the was required. Fast forward to today and modern day bathrooms, in comparison to those of yesteryear you might think you've travelled a much further in to the future.

Waterfall showers with body massage jets, waterproof TV's, steam showers, multi function color changing shower heads, multimedia systems right up to toilets and bidets that talk to you, the advancements in bathroom features is breathtaking and a lot of these gadgets and gizmo’s are common place in most bathrooms now, not just those of the rich or famous.

Though these fantastic gadget's are now commonplace and widely available, some aren't cheap and it might surprising you to think, 'has water quality supplied to these items improved at the same rate??”

Demand on water has never been higher and it's ever increasing. As treatment plants struggle to keep up with this demand, the water passing though these treasured (and expensive) items might actually be doing them a lot of damage and cause them to cease working long before their time. Imagine if the water coming into your home was 100% clean, your Waterfalls shower or your Steam  shower would always look like new, forever!!!   

  • Black, grey or orangish-red stains on taps and other brass fixtures?  This is a sign of Iron and Sulfur in the water supply and will cause lasting damage to your bathroom fixtures. Although not directly harmful to health, the harmful bacteria that requires iron to grow is.
  • Varying pH levels Did you know that in some areas of the country water pH is so low it causes premature damage to metal piping and corrosion to metal and bass fixtures?
    • Limescale and Calcium build up on fixtures?
  • This is a sign of hard water and is the problem is really unsightly. From gooey slime or hard dried powdery looking residue, your bathroom never has that just-cleaned look. Not only is this unsightly, imagine the damage this water is doing to place the eye cannot see if left untreated!

Water softeners and treatment filters are not only beneficial to your bathrooms, but modern softener valves are highly efficient & save money on soap, detergent, & appliance repair costs as well.

December 12, 2014
Stephanie Brown
October 24, 2018 at 10:55 AM
I am building a new house, we are on city water, water is really good, but it is hard; 14 on the hardness scale. My husband hates water softeners and soft water. Is it possible to install a salt based system in just one bathroom for me? I like soft water for my hair and taking a relaxing bath. Thank you
Mark Timmons
October 24, 2018 at 5:12 PM
Sure, you would just have to have two water heaters: One for your bathroom and one for the rest of the house.
Suzanne Anderson
October 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM
I'm upgrading my master bath. I'm planning on using brass fixtures on sinks and in the shower. I'm concerned about the effects of a salt based water softener on the brass. Should I be?
Mark Timmons
October 20, 2019 at 9:39 PM
Soft water is the best you can do, but chlorine, chloramine, and low pH can be issues. Soft water is absolutely not corrosive.