Water softeners remove calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. While not every household needs a water softener, if you are having any of the following issues, it might be time to consider installing one.

Dry skin and hair: The minerals in hard water can cause multiple skin issues, including dryness, itching, flaking, breakouts, and inflammation.They can also make your hair dull and dry.

Dingy laundry: If items come out of the washing machine looking gray or faded, hard water might be making your detergent less effective, leaving a scummy residue on your clothes.

Water heater woes: If your water heater breaks down, it may be due to a buildup of hard water scale in the tank and on heating elements.

Mineral deposits: A hard, chalky film on shower heads, coffee pots, glassware, or dinnerware may be limescale caused by hard water.

If you are troubled by any of these issues, it’s time to seek help. Call me for recommendations.