Hard water can cause issues like damage to your faucets, sinks, and tubs, as well as ruining your clothing and drying your skin. Water softeners can be installed in your home to help you avoid the issues associated with hard water. Call Paul The Plumber for water softener repairs, replacements, and installations!
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Some Signs You Have Hard Water
Here are some signs that you may have hard water in your home:
- If you notice that your clothes come out of the wash substantially faded, regardless of what detergent you use, it may be because you are washing them with hard water.
- If water is flowing slowly from your shower head and faucets, it could be due to a buildup of minerals clogging up your fixture, which can be caused by hard water.
- If your glassware always has white spots or residue on it after washing, that could also be a sign that you have hard water. Those spots are deposits of minerals left behind after rinsing.
- If your skin has recently become noticeably drier and itchier, it could be that the hard water in your shower and sink are stripping it of moisture.
Another at-home test that you can perform to check for hard water is known as "the bottle test." Fill a plastic bottle with tap water, shake it, then empty the bottle. Then fill the bottle again, this time adding a few drops of soap. Shake the bottle and notice the suds created. If the bottle is full of suds, you probably don't have hard water, but if there are hardly any suds at all, call Paul The Plumber to set up an appointment for water softener installation.
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What Kind of Maintenance Do Water Softeners Require?
Your new water softener will require regular rock salt replacement to function properly. Most units are equipped with an indicator light that will alert you when the salt supply is running low. You'll also need to have your water softener cleaned at least once a year, and it is recommended that it be serviced by a professional plumber on a regular basis to avoid the need for water softener repairs.
Fortunately, Paul The Plumber has the resources to help you with your water softener needs from installation, to repairs, to water softener replacement when the time comes.