Common Signs That You Need a Water Softener – Sobieski Services | DE, NJ, PA, MD

Common Signs That You Need a Water Softener

Do you have hard water? You probably know it if you do. Soap doesn’t lather well, there are spots on the dishes as they come out of the dishwasher, and there are scaly mineral deposits inside your faucets and shower heads that limit water flow. Hard water is not only annoying, but it also wastes energy and can damage your plumbing. So what can you do about it? Invest in a water softener.

Water softeners remove the calcium and magnesium deposits from hard water before it gets to your home. Many softeners use salt, though some states are cracking down on water salinity, requiring alternate cleaning methods. Would your home benefit from a water softener? Here are some telltale signs of hard water:

  • Soap buildup – Since soap doesn’t lather as well in hard water, residue can build up in your shower or bathtub.
  • Dry skin and hair – When soap and shampoo fail to lather as they should, it also doesn’t clean as well as it’s supposed to. Mineral residue then gets into your hair and skin, causing it to dry out and become itchy and difficult to manage.
  • Dingy or scratchy clothes – The difficulty with soap applies to clothes as well. Colors may become less vibrant and white clothes may start to look gray.
  • Water heater problems – The mineral buildup is especially hard on water heaters, leading to damage and leaks, as well as making hot water spotty and unreliable. A water softener can help you eliminate these and other hard water problems from your home. It can save you energy by making your washing machine, dishwasher and water heater more efficient, as well as giving you cleaner dishes and laundry, and better hair and skin. Plus, it tastes better. If you suffer from the issues above, it may be time to invest in a water softener for your home.

At Sobieski Services, our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.

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