5 Benefits of Commercial Water Softeners
Are you wondering if your building needs a commercial water softener? While many people think of water softeners as only being appliances for homes, they’re also beneficial for commercial plumbing systems. You see, hard water is an issue that affects many throughout Southern California. If your building has hard water, eventually you’re bound to face some problems.
Limescale Buildup Causes Issues
When your business’s appliances don’t run well this can cost your business a lot of money. It’s not usual for limescale buildup to cause problems to water boilers, water heaters, dishwashers, and bathroom fixtures. When limescale buildup gets so, bad you also have to delime your appliances that overtime erodes appliances and causes early replacement. Because limescale is a direct result of hard water it makes sense to fix the hard water problems to prevent future problems.
Who benefits from commercial water softeners?
That answer might surprise you. Nearly every type of commercial establishment reaps the rewards from water softening. At Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter, we’ve installed water softeners in the following:
- Nursing homes
- Laundry facilities, etc.
Building owners who install water softeners improve appliance performance and longevity while also maintaining pipe performance and lowering operating costs.
1 – Reduced Water Hardness
Buildings with a commercial water softener reduce the amount of calcium and magnesium in the water. These two metals react poorly with metal pipes and heat, which causes corrosion. When a water softener is installed, water hardness is reduced by as much as 40%.
2 – Energy Saving
Whenever limescale is present in a water heater, it means that the heater must work harder to heat the water. Water heaters forced to work harder to reach the desired temperature are going to use more energy. Because water softeners remove limescale, buildings with conditioned water save as much as 25% on energy consumption.
3 – Save Money on Detergent
If your business does loads of laundry, a water softener saves you money on detergent costs. Hard water doesn’t suds up as well as soft water. When you have softer water, you use less detergent.
4 – Less Maintenance
Hard water is very destructive to pipes, toilets, bathtubs, showers, etc. In fact, hard water has been known to be a leading cause of drain clogs. It’s not unusual for hard water to lead to corrosion and other piping problems too. If you’re looking for ways to trim the fat around your plumbing maintenance costs, consider installing a water softener.
5 – Longer Lifespan
No one wants to replace major plumbing components any sooner than they have to. Unfortunately, in buildings with hard water, this happens all the time. Water heaters need early replacement because they’ve developed leaks. Repiping needs done because water’s leaking from the ceiling. We think you get the point. Things breakdown sooner when water isn’t conditioned.
The good news is that taking action now and installing a water softener helps your building get on the right track. It keeps the water running through your pipes conditioned and lowers unexpected plumbing repair costs.
Contact Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter
Do you have questions about how hard water affects your building’s plumbing system? If so, contact Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter today. We have offices throughout Southern California and can have a team member to you today. Call us at (888) 668-8922 to schedule your appointment today!