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How to Tell if Your Water Softener is Broken? (Part 1)

Minerals, for the most part, are good for the human body. That goes without saying. We all need a fine balance of nutrients and minerals in order for our bodies to maintain a good level of functionality. However, too many minerals is never a good thing. Wondering where this post is going? It’s going straight to your sink, shower, and water bottle.

Almost every single house in the country is equipped with a water softener, which needs to be refilled with salt every so often in order to work. But how do you know if your water softener is working? Even if it enough salt in it, you might run into some problems you didn’t know were there. Wondering what the signs of a broken water softener is? Here are some ways to tell if hard water is coming out of your faucets…

  • Your appliances could be damaged: Dishwasher not working like it should be? If you’re finding that it’s been leaking, it might not be the dishwasher itself, but your water. When you pump hard water into your dishwasher, the accumulated mineral buildup will cake itself into your dishwasher, on the walls, and even on the sealant. When this happens, water can leak, causes mild damages, or deep issues such as toxic mold buildup. This can also happen to your washing machine, refrigerator, ice makers, etc.
  • Your skin is unusually dry: While dry skin is quite prevalent here in Arizona, it might be hard water, not the dry air, that’s causing your skin to flake. Hard water is known to leave a soapy film on the things it comes in contact with, meaning that every time you take a shower in water with excess minerals, your skin is subject to that leftover film, which sucks the natural oils out of your skin, making it drier than usual.
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