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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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