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Water Softener Basics

Is your water hard or soft?  That depends on how many minerals are in your home’s water. Soft water contains lower levels of calcium and/or magnesium than hard water does. There certainly is no requirement that makes homeowners decide to soften their water. It’s a personal choice. If you have hard water, you already know the signs. If you do have hard water, you may need a water softener to ensure that your appliances function properly and so that you can improve the taste, smell, or look of your home’s water supply. Home water softeners, also sometimes called ion exchange units, are appliances that remove calcium, magnesium, and other minerals from drinking water. There are advantages to home water softening that you will see right away. Water softening can immediately reduce mineral spots on your glassware. It can also reduce or completely prevent soap film in sinks, bathtubs and in washing machines. Over time, using a water softener prevents buildup of minerals (

Dealing with Laundry Issues

If you have hard water in your home, chances are you are scrubbing mineral deposits off your sinks, showers, or faucets.  You may not think about how hard water affects your laundry. Even if you are using a laundry detergent with built-in water softeners, your laundry will still suffer. You may notice that some articles of clothing, even after laundering, still look dingy. Clean laundry may even have an unpleasant odor. This is because as mineral deposits build, they trap bacteria. That buildup leads to odor issues. The mineral deposits can also irritate some people’s more sensitive skin.  Hard water deposits also affect the absorbency of towels. When hard water traps residue, it can hold on to detergent like it does everything else and release residual suds. What you’re actually seeing is the effect of hard water on the fabric. If the fabric is retaining detergent residue, it’s also retaining bacteria, even after washing. We can help with your laundry issues. Pleas