Top 3 Reasons to Invest in a Water Softener

In the Twin Cities, many people suffer from hard water in their homes. Hard water can be extremely irritating because it negatively affects hair, skin, appliances, plumbing and more. Water softeners can alleviate the problems caused by hard water, so here are three reasons why you should invest in a one:

1. Shampoo doesn’t clean well when used with hard water.

When using hard water, shampoo won’t work as well as it is supposed too. The minerals in hard water can bond to our hair, leaving a film-like residue which will cause your hair to look limp and dull. Since your shampoo can’t clean your hair, this residue will continue to build and build, giving your hair a lifeless appearance.

2. Hard water can ruin your laundry.

Hard water also causes soap to not work as well, so regular laundry detergent won’t be able to clean your clothes. You will have to buy special detergent and use very hot water to clean your clothes (and that may not even work).

The minerals in hard water can cause your clothes to have a dingy, grayish tint to them, and white clothes will eventually have a yellowish tint to them. You will begin to notice that clothing has a rough feel and doesn’t last as long — even towels will become rough and course.

3. Hard water causes your appliances to wear out faster.

Hard water can cause scale deposits to build up in your pipes and your appliances. In pipes, the scale buildup can act a lot like cholesterol in an artery. It will progressively clog the pipe until it is completely clogged, leading to costly repairs.

In appliances, scale buildup will make units work less efficiently (not to mention, your dish soap won’t work as well as it should). This leads to wasted money on electricity and water. The appliances will eventually stop working altogether, and you will have to replace them more often than you normally would, costing you more money in the long run.

How to Get a Water Softener

We recommend having a water softener installed by professionals because they have the experience and expertise needed to get the system up and running. Investing in a water softener and professional installation can not only save people from a headache but can save them money also. Contact Aquarius today to learn how our professionals can help install a water softening system in your home.


I’ve noticed that many people ignore their water unless it’s causing a visible problem. But having good, clean water impacts the quality of their lives.

More and more people seem to understand that and are interested in improving their water now. Kinetico can help.

Mike Holmes

DIY Network