Extend the Life of Your Appliances with a Water Softener in Houston

Most homes in North America have hard water—89.3 percent in the U.S. and 85 percent in Canada.

It’s safe to drink hard water, but it can cause issues in your Houston home:

  • Mineral buildup in plumbing and appliances
  • Reddish stains in toilets
  • Worn-looking clothing and scratchy towels
  • Dull skin and hair
  • Splotches on dishes, flatware and glasses
  • Low flow rate during showers

Water softening solutions from Church Services can address your home water issues and bring you purer drinking water.

Whether you’re starting to look into water softeners or you need water softener repair, our team of professionals are here to help.

Interested in getting a new water conditioning system for one low monthly payment? Check with us for more information about our Advantage Program™.1

Benefits of Using a Water Softener

It’s low-cost to operate a water softener. It needs less than $3 in electricity year-round.2

A water softener only has to have about 2.5 pounds of salt. That’s 80 percent less salt than dial-style softeners.

Soft water can make cleaning take less time, help your appliances run longer and help you avoid plumbing clogs.

Clog-Free Plumbing and Fixtures

Soft water helps water flow smoothly in plumbing. Hard water causes mineral deposits to gather in your pipes and fixtures. This can cause clogs and reduced water pressure.

Showerheads in homes with hard water can lose 75 percent of their flow rate in less than 18 months. Soft water keeps the shine and full flow for faucets and showerheads, nearly as well as the day they were installed.

Soft water is doesn’t have a lot of minerals. It doesn’t leave deposits in pipes or limit water flow in fixtures.

Longer-Lasting Appliances

Over time, hard water can cause minerals to accumulate in your washing machine and dishwasher.

The mineral deposits in hard water turn into limescale when heated. This can spread over the heating elements in your appliances, decreasing life span and efficiency.

As a result, your appliances may need regular fixes or need to be replaced ahead of time.

Efficient Water Heaters

Soft water preserves the efficiency of water heaters.

Gas storage and tankless water heaters operating on soft water hold on to the factory efficiency rating over a 15-year period. In comparison, using hard water for a gas water heater can cut efficiency by up to 48 percent.

If you have an electric water heater, up to 30 pounds of rock-like scale can accumulate in the tank from hard water. The scale is a poor heat conductor. It can reduce the life of your heating element, because it has to work longer to heat water.

Soft Skin, Brighter Laundry and Cleaner Dishes

Hard water minerals accumulate on your skin and in your hair, making it look dull. It can also contribute to painful razor burn.

Soft water is more efficient at rinsing soap residue, so you’ll have silkier skin and sleeker hair. Plus, your clothes will look less faded and your dishes will look cleaner.

Less Soap and Cleaning Time

When you have hard water, you have to use more soap for a decent lather. The minerals in hard water react with soap. This creates a scum on sinks.

With soft water, you won’t need to waste as much time cleaning to eliminate soap scum. You’ll also use less detergent.

What You Need to Know About Hard Water and Water Softener Systems


What is Hard Water?

Hard water has more minerals than regular water.

What is a Water Softener System?

It’s an appliance that removes additional minerals like calcium and magnesium. It also lowers chlorine, iron and volatile organic compounds.

How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

A water softener that’s the correct size for your home will last for a long period. Its life span depends on the manufacturer and how much you use it.

How Much Does a Water Softener Cost?

Some water softeners are more efficient than others. As a result, the total may differ.

Costs can also be different based on how hard your water is and how much water you need. If your water is extremely hard and is used excessively, softening rates will go up.

Is Softened Water Safe to Drink?

Softened water includes all the natural minerals we need. While a little bit of sodium is mixed in during the softening process, softened water is absolutely safe to drink.

What’s the Quality of My Drinking Water?

Water quality varies by geography and processing levels. It can also be impacted by construction, mining, agriculture and mineral deposits your groundwater goes through.

You can discover if there are contaminants in your home’s drinking water.

The Environmental Working Group manages a free database of more than 30 million state records of tap water tests. About 81 percent of community water sources tested in the U.S. have chemicals linked to cancer, according to the group’s analysis.

Can Brine from Softeners Damage my Septic Tank?

A study by the Water Quality Association found a septic tank can’t be harmed by brine discharged by a water softener. The tanks that were studied were correctly placed and in good working order.

Softened water may help reduce detergents being let into your septic tank.

Softer Water, Guaranteed

Hard water problems? Call us at 713-396-3760 or request an appointment online.

One of our specialists can determine if you need a water softener.

We support our work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee3 for a year. That means we’ll get the job done correctly the first time, whether you need us to fix your water softener or install a new one.

1Some exclusions apply.
2Based on manufacturer’s information and assumptions. Savings may vary based on the type of system you use.
3Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.