Why and How you Should Maintain your Kinetico Water Softener
The city of Saratoga draws much of its water locally from Saratoga Creek, which runs diagonally through the city. Saratoga supplements this local supply with the water from the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD), which is procured from a collection of both nearby and remote sources. As with the other towns and cities in this region that utilize SCVWD water supplies, there is a significant concentration of Calcium Carbonate – CaCO3, in the water, making it “hard.” The water from Saratoga Creek as well is likely to hold heavy CaCO3 concentrations. Since hard water is safe to drink, many people see it as but a minor inconvenience: a few mineral deposits in the shower, streaks on the dishware and stemware, but nothing too difficult to get through. What many home, and business owners fail to appreciate, though, are the longer-term effects of hard water on a home or office’s water pipes and appliances. The persistent influx of hard water through your hot water heater can lead to a destructive build-up of deposits and higher energy costs. In many cases, hard water can even cut short the life of the hot water heater, as well as other appliances. To add insult to injury, washing your clothes regularly in hard water can prematurely fade their colors and weaken their fabric. It can also dry out your skin and hair.