You want to make sure the water in your home is clear, refreshing, and not damaging your pipes and appliances. That’s why it’s important to install a water softener if your home doesn’t have one yet. Here are some signs that will help you know when it’s time for a water softener:
- Hard water smudges. If there are chalky-white spots left on your shower door or dishes after water dries, you need a water softener. Water softeners prevent magnesium and calcium from leaving hard water spots on your home’s surfaces.
- Decreased water pressure. The same minerals that leave hard water smudges can deposit in your home’s pipes. This mineral buildup reduces the water flow in your pipes, meaning you experience decreased water pressure in your showers and other appliances.
- Weird taste in your water. If you can’t drink water straight out of the tap because it tastes funny, you need a water softener. Although drinking water with higher mineral content is unlikely to harm you, it can still leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth that won’t leave you feeling as refreshed as if your water was soft.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, we know how much of a pain it can be to have hard water present in your pipes. If hard water is a problem in your home, we can install a water softener for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.