Do you know what’s in your water?
Water quality differs depending on where you live and whether you’re getting water from a municipality or a private well. Both sources can contain hardness minerals.
Calcium and magnesium are the most common minerals found in water. Typically, minerals get there because groundwater will dissolve rock like limestone, or metals, like iron and the remainders travel with the water until it is in your home.
Those dissolved solids can cause a scaly buildup on everything from your plumbing to the heating elements of your appliances, to your own body. Soap scum and clogged, corroded pipes and faucets are usually the result of hard water.
Water softeners remove those hard minerals making it easier to clean your home and laundry, while prolonging the life of appliances that use water.