Archive for the “Water Softening” Category

How Does Hard Water Affect Your Skin?

Hard water—it makes our linens stiff and leaves our showers covered in soap scum, but did you know it can also affect our bodies’ largest organ? Our skin doesn’t exactly take kindly to hard water minerals, and the after-effects of prolonged use can cause skin irritation, too! So, what does hard water do to your […]

How to Make Cabin Water Taste Better

For us Midwesterners, traveling to our family cabin or lake house is at the top of our summer priority list! There’s nothing more refreshing than heading up north to enjoy fresh air, woodland surroundings, and plenty of free time fishing on a nearby lake. Though we all love spending our weekends and well-deserved PTO at […]

How to Clean Your Shower Head of Hard Water Buildup

Whether you like to shower in the morning or late at night, there’s nothing more refreshing than feeling the full blast of water wake you up or rinse off the dirt and residue from a long day. But if your shower head is starting to show signs of calcium deposits (e.g. unattractive mounts of a […]

Does Hard Water Make Soap Scum Worse?

Did you know that the minerals in hard water can make bathroom soap scum problems even worse? Let’s take a quick look at why hard water and soap never seem to get along. When hard water reacts with soap it forms a white, scaly layer on the surfaces of your shower, bathtub, sink, and other […]

Is Hard Water Bad for Your Hair?

Dealing with a dry, itchy scalp or brittle hair? The reason may have more to do with your home’s hard water system than your hair type or shampoo products. Hard water and hair have a complicated relationship. And there’s two reasons for this: Hard water causes mineral buildup on your scalp and hair, which can […]

Remove Hard Water Stains in Your Shower for Good

Tired of seeing orange stains inside your shower? The reason why your white porcelain bathtub may now show traces of orange spots is likely due to hard water build up. Hard water contains higher amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. And when these minerals oxidize with the air, they adhere to soap scum (wikihow) and […]

Is Softened Water Safe for Plants?

We’ve said it time and again—softened water is better for your hair, skin, laundry, and plumbing system. Even so, some people still wonder if soft water is good for plants. Well, the answer depends, as different kinds of treated water can be beneficial for your lawn, plants, and garden.  Soft Water and Plants  If you have […]

Solving Hard Water Laundry Problems

Don’t you just love the feeling of pulling your laundry out of the dryer and feeling a warm, fuzzy towel against your skin? Well, if you have hard water, that’s a sort of fantasy, since the minerals in your water supply will cause your towels and other types of laundry to feel dry, scratchy, and […]

Calling Aquarius For The First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know

You just realized that reappearing ring around the tub and the fact that you’ve had to re-buy towels three times in the past year because they became unbearably scratchy is no coincidence. You’re also sick and tired of sub-par drinking water, and in particular, that all-too-familiar icky aroma that wafts up into your nostrils every […]

The 4 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Water Softener

A water softener is a very practical item that you can add to your home’s plumbing system — particularly if you have hard water. Hard water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium which can really hinder soap’s ability to clean not only your laundry and your home, but also yourself when you bathe. Limescale […]

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