How to Tell if You Need a Water Softener

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The quality of your home’s water can have a significant effect on your overall quality of life. For instance, hard water, or water with a high concentration of dissolved minerals, can negatively impact everyday tasks such as showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry. Clearly, these activities are all necessary in order to keep your home clean and comfortable, so if you have hard water that is making them more difficult, it’s worth looking into your options for a water softener to remove these minerals. Our team at Progressive Water Solutions LLC, has over 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry, and in this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell whether you need a water softener.

How to Tell if You Need a Water Softener

  • Dry, Itchy Skin- Do you use lotions or moisturizers? Does anyone in your family have dry skin, itchy skin, eczema or other skin conditions? Hard water can cause these problems or make them worse. Our team at Progressive Water Solutions LLC has seen what happens when our customers switch to soft water. Most people literally throw away their lotions and moisturizers and see their skin improve greatly in a matter of just days!
  • Stains- One of the tell-tale signs that you have hard water is stains forming on your sinks, tubs, and toilets. This staining is caused by the minerals in the water, which gradually build up around your fixtures. While there are methods you can use to get rid of these stains, they will eventually become permanent. Our team at Progressive Water Solutions LLC offers water softeners that are effective at preventing them from forming in the first place.
  • Limescale- Another sign that you may benefit from a water softener is the presence of chalky mineral deposits known as scale or limescale building up around your faucets and showerheads, as well as on your cookware, glassware, cutlery, and dishes. In addition to looking unpleasant, limescale can also do real damage to your home, as it can build up inside your pipes and appliances and lead to expensive repair bills.
  • Dingy, Stiff Laundry- A third way that hard water can affect your quality of life is by making your laundry soap less effective. When water has a high mineral content, it’s harder for detergent to dissolve, and the minerals themselves can leave behind a scummy residue that makes your clothes look dingy and feel stiff. If you want to keep your clothes and linens looking their best, feeling soft, and also have your fabrics last longer, we at Progressive Water Solutions LLC can recommend the best water softeners to do just that.