Why do I Need a Water Softener?
Hard water is the cause of many unpleasant water related problems. Hard water will combine with soaps and detergents to form insoluble soap curd which is otherwise known as soap scum. Soap scum appears as a film on your shower doors, walls, and shower curtain. Soap scum is the film you see on your glasses when you unload the dishwasher. Soap scum is the film that is left on you when you shower which then dries out your skin and hair. Soap scum is the residue that is left on your laundry making the clothes and towels feel rough. It prematurely fades darks, and causes whites to become gray or yellow. Who knew soap scum was so common? With hard water it is everywhere.
Hard water will also form calcium scale wherever water is heated or allowed to air dry. Those spots on your glasses and pots and pans are actually calcium scale formations. The hard, white build up in the dishwasher and coffee pot is calcium scale. The white crust that forms on a showerhead is calcium scale. These scale formations rob appliances of their energy efficiencies, shorten the life of plumbing fixtures, and make cleaning the bathrooms a never ending task.
So, why do you need a water softener? To make cleaning a breeze. To allow clothing, towels, and linens to last longer before wearing out. To allow your dishwasher to actually clean the dishes, glasses and silverware. To truly feel clean after a shower and have the shiny silky hair the shampoo companies promise you in the advertisements. To finally rid your home of soap scum and calcium scale without exposing your family to all the industrial strength cleaning chemicals being sold as solutions.