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Why Do I Need a Water Softener?

Do you find that your skin is dry and itchy after showering? Are there
water stains throughout your bathroom and on the dishes you wash in the
kitchen? If so, your home might have a hard water problem. Your solution
– installing a water softener.

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Dry, Itchy Skin

The reason for your dry, itchy skin mere minutes after a shower is because
of the high amounts of minerals in your hard water. High levels of calcium
and magnesium will stay on your skin and prevent your skin from being
nourished by the water. Along with this dry, itchy skin, your skin will
develop more blackheads, inflammation, and a leathery feel. Isn't
the whole point of a shower to get yourself clean and groomed?

Clothes & Dishes

Bed sheets become scratchy, clothes become stiff, and colors become faded.
The extra mineral deposits in hard water can make your laundry day a difficult
time if they’re not filtered out via a water softener. Dishes and
glassware will also be affected as they will be covered in water stains
and become brittle. Even the lightest tap of a glass can cause it to break
into pieces.

Damaged Plumbing & Expensive Bills

For those with steel plumbing pipes, hard water will cause them to have
an immense amount of limescale buildup. Copper and PVC pipes do a better
job of preventing limescale buildup, however, all materials are susceptible
to damage via limescale. Not only will the plumbing be at risk, but so
will appliances and fixtures connected to your plumbing system. Damaged
plumbing, appliances, and fixtures will lead to increased repair bills
as well as increased monthly water bills.

Hard water affects a majority of households, but you can overcome this
issue with help from a trusty water softener. When you need a water softener
installed or your plumbing serviced, contact
Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 717-207-8198.

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