A water softener is an appliance that is used to soften hard water and to soften the minerals that are in it. Hard water, or water high in minerals such as chlorine and iron, can leave your home or clothing stained, and it can also cause problems with your skin and hair as well. If you aren't sure if your home could use a water softener, there are some signs to watch out for that would indicate the necessity of this appliance. Read on for some reasons why you need a water softener installed in your home.
1. You Have Iron Stains
If you have yellow or orange stains on your home, or around your sink basins, shower/tub floor, or around any other source of tap water in your home, it may be because you have too much iron in your water and a water softener will help to remedy this. If you have these types of issues, you should consider a water softener. The stains you have in these areas could be difficult to remove and could be very unsightly. It's best to have a water softener installed to prevent damage to your sinks and other basins.
2. Your Clothing Is Yellowing
If your clothing is yellowing, or you have issues with your clothing not lasting for a long time, it could be a hard water issue. Your clothing will wear out more often with hard water, but with a water softener, you can prevent these issues. If you have yellowed clothing, or your clothing is beginning to turn grey in color, you should have a water softener installed.
3. Your Skin Is Dry And You Have Brittle Hair
If your skin is dry or you have dry, brittle hair, it could be because of the hard water in your home. Hard water can cause all types of issues for your skin and hair, you may also have greasy hair because your skin is so dry that it is causing your scalp to produce excessive amounts of oil to make up for the dryness. If you have noticed any of these issues with your skin or hair, you need to have a water softener installed in your home.
If you have any of these things occurring in your home, with your clothing, or to your hair or skin, you need to consider having a water softener installed in your home.
Contact a plumber to learn more about water softener installation.