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Do You Need a Water Softener?

Water from water wells can be hard, and that’s why some Utah homeowners opt to get a water softener. Mike Zimmerman Well Service installs water softeners for all our customers throughout the Wasatch Front.

water softener for water well

What Is Hard Water?

If you aren’t familiar with hard water, it’s water that contains a lot of minerals. These minerals can give water from some water wells a particular taste. Some people like the taste and others don’t. If you don’t like the taste of your water, you can add a filter to your kitchen faucet.

However, if you are unhappy with other aspects of well water, you might want to get a water softener installed where your water enters your home.

Hard Water Reacts with Soap

When you have hard water, the minerals get in the way of the soap doing its job, resulting in some negative consequences.

  • Soap scum can form and stick to the sink or shower walls.
  • It’s harder to get a lather with hard water, so you use more soap without getting cleaner.
  • Rinsing your hair becomes more difficult, and the shampoo can build up and make your hair dull and lifeless.
  • Clothing comes out of the washer dingy and stiff.

Hard Water Can Stain Plumbing Fixtures

Hard water stains can manifest as white residue on faucets or green or rusty brown stains in toilets and sinks that can be difficult to get out. You may also see pink stains in your shower, tub or sink that are actually bacteria that are feeding on the minerals left behind from the water.

Hard Water Can Harm Pipes and Appliances

The minerals in hard water can build up inside pipes, causing them to narrow, which reduces flow. The minerals may also build up inside the lines for your dishwasher, washing machine, ice maker and other hoses and pipes in your home.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, call the Z Team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service. We can install a water softener in your home that filters out minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium.

When you get a water softener installed, you may notice your skin feels slipperier when it gets wet. It’s partly because you have been used to using so much soap, and partly because of the way the water softener works. Adjusting to this is much easier than cleaning hard water stains off your fixtures and clothing, and paying for repairs to appliances.

If you’re not sure if your water is hard, have us test it. Then you can decide whether it’s worth it to get a water softener.

For all your water well concerns, call the friendly, professional team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service.

Well Water: Natural, Clean & Healthy

In many parts of northern Utah, homeowners rely on residential water wells for the water they need to drink, bathe, cook in, clean and more. In the cities, public utilities provide drinking water to residents, most of which comes from the Wasatch Mountain snowpack or the Provo River. While you may not have a choice about whether your water is delivered by the city or by a water pump in your basement, you may be interested to know if well water is good for you, and if it is, why.

benefits of well water

1. Water from Water Wells Is Cheaper

It’s true that with well drilling there is an upfront cost, but over time, you save money by drawing your own water out of the earth instead of paying a utility company every month. If you buy a Utah home that already has a water well, you get all the benefits of well water without any of the costs of well drilling.

2. Water from Water Wells Is Not Chemically Treated

As much as bottled water companies like to put pictures of mountains on their labels, the truth is the mountain runoff is full of bacteria, and the water needs to be treated with chlorine to be safe for drinking. This and other chemicals can give water an unpleasant taste.

3. Water from Water Wells Contains Minerals

We go to the pharmacy and stock up on calcium and magnesium to be healthy, but these occur naturally in well water. If you’re used to bottled or city water and you find it difficult to acclimate to the taste of well water, we can install a water softener in your home.

4. Water from Water Wells Is Safer Than Ever

At Mike Zimmerman Well Service, we perform water well inspections for our customers. We make sure your well is functioning properly and that your water is safe to drink. Get your well inspected once a year, or if you notice any changes to you water, such as a new or different color or smell.

Because it’s important to drink enough water every day, you want to be sure you have clean, safe water that you enjoy the taste of at your disposal. You use your water to make coffee and tea, boil pasta, wash lettuce, launder clothing, wash dishes and shower – water touches so many parts of our lives. We often take it for granted, never even thinking about it. In a way, that’s good, because no one wants to have to worry about the safety of their water. But the Z Team wants you to remember to get your yearly inspection nonetheless, to stay as safe as possible.

For water well drilling and installation, pump service and repair, well inspections and more, contact the Z Team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service.