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4 Signs Your May Need a Water Softener

Anyone who knows about hard water knows that it is not necessarily a life or death situation; however, it still can have several negative effects on you and your home. Here are a few signs that it’s time to invest in a water softener:

  1. Water Bill Steadily Increasing – The harder your water is, the more difficult it is to flow through the pipes. This will result in an increase in your water usage as well as the bill that comes with it.
  2. Faded Laundry – Hard water makes laundry detergent less effective, which can cause a soapy residue to linger behind in your clothing and bedding. Not only does this mean your laundry isn’t as clean as it should be, it also changes the texture usually making it rough or stiff.
  3. Dry Skin and Hair – The minerals in hard water will leave both skin and hair dry. Soap does not dissolve properly in hard water which causes a thin film to stick to skin and hair. This can cause clogged pores, breakouts and dull, lifeless hair.
  4. Staining – Hard water contains several minerals and metals which can stain sinks, bathtubs and toilet bowls.

If you are experiencing any of these problems in your home, please call a professional plumber to discuss the possibility of installing a water softener.

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