Clean water is the foundation of good health. We can’t maintain our immune system or stay hydrated adequately without it. And yet, many people drink and cook with dirty water every day. What’s worse, they don’t even know it because their tap water looks and tastes fine to them. That all changes when you install a water softener in your home. Here are five benefits that come from installing a softener in your home.

1. Your Energy Bill Will Lower

The first and most significant benefit of installing a softener is that you will notice your energy bill drop. Your dishwasher, clothes washer, and plumbing fixtures will waste less water, allowing it to reach the hot point faster than ever before. The hot point is where heating elements get their highest temperature point and turn off. The plumbing system will pull less energy as a result. This lowers your energy bill directly and reduces plumbing repairs.

2. Fewer Stains On Household Items

When you use hard water to wash your dishes, you get soapsuds and lots of them, but there’s not much lather in actual clean. This is because the minerals in the water act like sandpaper on plates, glasses, cups, pots, pans, etc., leaving brown or rust-colored stains that are difficult to remove. By running your dishwasher through a hard water cycle or by hand with a scrub brush, you’ll damage household items.

3. Healthier Skin and Hair

Another great benefit of installing a softener is that you’ll notice an improvement in your skin and hair. After all, your body is 60 percent water. When it doesn’t get the water, it needs to remain hydrated. You dry up too. You might have noticed your skin becoming rough or flaking after you take short showers or baths. If you wish your skin were smoother and softer after bathe, this is one of the best benefits you can enjoy from installing a water softener.

4. You’ll Use Much Less Water

The next benefit of having a softener is that you’ll use much less water. For instance, you will notice how the plumbing system in your home runs faster and more efficiently than it did before. The plumbing fixtures and appliances won’t release minerals into the water stream while they clean themselves, yielding cleaner dishes and clothes with fewer stains or odors. You’ll also notice you use less water while shaving or showering because the plumbing system produces cleaner, softer water that doesn’t irritate your skin.

5. Softer Fabrics In Your Laundry

Finally, another great benefit of installing a softener is that you’ll notice much softer fabric in your laundry. When the plumbing system irrigates the clothes washer and plumbing fixtures with hard water, it leaves minerals behind, damaging any clothing made from fabrics like cotton, linen, or silk. But, when the plumbing system irrigates with soft water, it leaves nothing but the softness and shines in its wake. The plumbing system will keep your clothes looking new while you cut down on how often you have to run them through the laundry cycle.


There is absolutely no reason to continue living without a water softener in your home. The plumbing system within your house wastes energy, water, and your money by using hard water every day. You can save all of those precious resources just by installing a simple plumbing fixture that softens the water you use every day. Contact Vigilante Plumbing to learn more.