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Home Maintenance: Do I really need a water softener for my hard water issues?

Home maintenance projects or areas that need to be fixed and general household upkeep, you also have to be in charge of the less apparent household concerns such as keeping the water in the house safe to use. It might not be easy to spot right away, but hard water is a serious problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.


Hard Water and the Use of Water Softeners

In simple terms, water hardness refers to the amount of dissolved minerals in your water, namely calcium and magnesium. Water softeners eliminate the excess dissolved minerals, preventing scale buildup and prolonging the life of your water heater.

Limescale Buildup

The most tell-tale sign of water hardness is scale buildup on your appliances. The mineral deposits can build up within the pipes and clog the plumbing. If you notice that your plumbing becomes frequently defective, it might be time to use a water softener.

Sink and Bathtub Stains

When your water has high levels of calcium and magnesium, it will leave a chalky stain on your sinks and bathtubs. There are ways to remove these stains, but the most effective method would be to use water softener to address the root of the problem.

Faded Clothes and Dry Skin

Hard water can be harsh on your clothes and even harsher on your skin. You’ll notice that your clothes look faded after being washed or your skin is dry and taut after taking a bath. That’s the effect of excessive mineral deposits in your water.


Contact a qualified Tech to have your water tested to recommend a solution to your water issues.



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