This Is How Hard Water Is Costing You Money

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Having hard water may just seem like a nuisance, but it can do a lot more than that. Without help, hard water may be costing you a significant amount of money year by year. Here's how you may be losing money just by having hard water.

More Soap

One of the first things that people who are used to soft water notice with hard water is that it's incredibly difficult to get a lather going. Whether you're taking a shower, washing dishes, or running a laundry load, you'll need to use more soap than usual - and possibly a lot more soap, at that. While this is likely to only cost a few cents per usage, you use soap each and every day in your shower, sinks, washing machine, and even dishwasher. Over time, this cost will add up and you may end up spending hundreds of dollars on something that's literally just going down the drain.

Dingy Clothes

People who have hard water often have a hard time getting their clothes to look and smell clean. This is because of the mineral deposits that get left behind on the clothes.

You have a few options here. You can try rewashing your clothes, though since you're using the same water it's unlikely to help. That'll cost you by spending double the amount of water you normally would washing a single load of clothes.

If that doesn't work, you may end up taking your clothes to a laundromat in order to get them genuinely clean. This works, but it not only adds extra hassle to your life but also means spending money on laundromat washing and drying machines.

Lastly, hard water mineral deposits can lead to discoloration on certain clothes, particularly paler ones, so you may need to replace your wardrobe more often than if you had soft water.

Damaging Appliances

Finally, hard water can have a devastating impact on certain appliances in your home. For example, dishwashers and washing machines are not intended to deal with minerals in water. Over time, these mineral deposits can add up and prevent dishwashers and washing machines from working properly. At this point your only option would be to call a plumber for repairs or to replace the machine entirely.

The good news is that you can avoid every single one of these problems by agreeing to a one-time water softener installation. Home water softeners filter out the minerals, improving the quality of your water throughout your home and keeping you from wasting money on all of these problems.

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