Knowing When It's Time for A Water Softener

Is your family suffering from Hard Water Syndrome?

A recent article from the Jackson County Daily helps readers answer two questions to determine whether or not it's time for a water softener in your home.

Question 1: What does it cost to treat your water?

You may be treating your water to counteract hardness with costly chemical-based products such as detergents, shampoos, fabric softeners or dishwasher rinse agents. While you’ll still need to buy these, with a water softener, you will need significantly less. You may also eliminate costly repairs for other water-using appliances, like a water heater or dishwasher, and reduce plumbing bills.

Question 2. What’s your home’s water quality?

Certain signs indicate you may need softer water. Have you noticed:


  • Soap scum in the shower or bathtub
  • Stains on your drinking glasses after a run through the dishwasher
  • Dingy, scratchy clothes
  • Dry skin and dull hair
  • Scale buildup on fixtures
  • A “rotten egg” odor
  • A water heater that is leaking or producing unstable water temperatures?


The friendly team at Excalibur Water Systems can help you answer these and any other questions you may have about knowing when it's time for a water softener in your homw. They are open Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia/Hard Water Article