Not all homes have water softeners. It usually depends on what type of water your home has. If your home has soft water already, a water softener is not for you. If, however, your water has a lot of iron or a lot of calcium in it, a water softener may be the way to go. It can help save your clothing, your appliances, your cookware, and your serving-ware, and it can also help your body as well. If you aren't sure if your home is in need of a water softener, read on for a few signs that it's time to invest in one.
1. Your Clothing Is Gray
If your clothing is off in color or if your white clothing turns a shade of gray, it may be because of the minerals in your water. If you have a lot of minerals, it can turn anything washed in it to a gray tinged color. A water softener can help soften the minerals in the water and give your clothing a fresher look with each washing. This can also help cut down on clothing costs as well, as your clothing won't look quite as worn out and you'll get to hold onto your clothing pieces for much longer and get more wear out of them.
2. Your Faucets Are Building Up With Calcium
Over time, your faucet may build up with calcium, but if it's a severe issue (for instance, if you need to replace the faucets in your home or if have a problem with water spouts getting blocked with calcium often), you should invest in a water softener. The cost to replace faucets or the need to constantly repair your faucets to remove the calcium buildup can add up with time. Invest in the water softener and stop worrying about the calcium buildup altogether.
3. Your Toilets, Sinks, and Bathtubs Are Stained
Water loaded with minerals such as iron can cause stains in your toilets, sinks, or bathtubs. These stains can be unsightly, embarrassing, and difficult to remove. Replacing all of these can be a lot of money, but with a water softener, you can prevent these such stains.
4. You Are Experiencing Dry Skin or Dry Hair
Not only are the appliances and plumbing around your home going to feel the effects of the high mineral content of your water, your hair and skin may also be feeling the effects. Your skin is probably dry, and your hair can also dry out or even get so brittle that it breaks easily or falls out. If you have these issues, the answer may be a water softener.
These are just a few of the signs that you need a water softener. If you have a water softener already and you have these signs, it may be time to upgrade your system. Call a professional to have a water softener system installed or upgraded in your home today.