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Common Signs You Need a Water Softener

Hard Water Stains

Do you have a water softener in your home? For those who don't, you
might be experiencing some problems that can be easily corrected with
the installation of one. Here are a few common signs that your home definitely needs a
water softener.

Limescale

Do all of your appliances and fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom have
water stains and mineral deposits on them? This is the most common sign
of having hard water, which isn't the best thing to have. The calcium
in this hard water can build up in your water pipes over time which can
lead to plumbing problems down the road. So not only does limescale and
hard water stains look ugly, but they can slow down your plumbing considerably.

High Water Bills

When you have hard water, your pipes have to work harder to push the water
through. Pipes that have to work harder will increase your water usage,
thus increasing your monthly water bill. First, check with your local
water company to find out the hardness of the water in your area. If the
water is more towards the harder end of the spectrum, consider installing
a water softener. This will surely help lower your monthly water bills.

Colorless Clothing

Do your clothes, bed sheets, or towels look less colorful than they did
when you first bought them? Do they also feel scratchy to the touch? Washing
your linens and clothing in hard water can do that to fabrics. To restore
your clothing, add white vinegar or sodium tripolyphosphate to your wash.
However, this problem won't go away until the water becomes softened.

If the items in your home are experiencing these symptoms, then it’s
time to think about installing a water softener. If you're considering
installing, replacing, or repairing a water softener, contact Lancaster
Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more or to schedule
an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.

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