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Does Your Home Need a Water Softener?

Water softeners remove calcium, magnesium and other minerals. While not every household needs a water softener, if you're having any of the following issues, it might be time to consider installing one.

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Dry Skin and Hair

The minerals in hard water can cause multiple skin issues, including dryness, itching, flaking, breakouts, and inflammation. They can also make your hair dull and dry.

Dingy Laundry

If items come out of the washing machine looking gray or faded, hard water might be making y our detergent less effective, leaving a scummy residue on your clothes.

Water Heater Woes

If your water heater breaks down, it may be due to a buildup of hard water scale in the tank and on the heating elements.

Mineral Deposits

A hard, chalky film on shower heads, coffee pots, glassware, or dinnerware may be limescale caused by hard water.

More Expensive Utility Bills

A build-up of mineral deposits in your home’s fixtures can decrease energy efficiency. Your home will require more energy to run your appliances, and you’ll most likely need to spend more money on maintenance in the long run.

water hardness scale

Water softeners use a process known as ion exchange to produce soft water, or water that is free of hardness-causing minerals. If you have a hard water supply, you’ll benefit from buying a water softener and installing it at your home’s water point of entry.

The majority of well water and city water supplies in the US contain hardness-causing minerals. While hard water isn’t bad for our health, water with high levels of hardness can have some unpleasant side effects around your home. For more information go to

There are hundreds of water softeners available today, and not all offer the same quality of performance. It’s important to do your research and shortlist your choice to the most capable systems within your budget.


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