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The Truth About Chlorine & Salt Softeners

Why did you buy a water softener? Why did you buy a water softener? Chances are you’d either read about or experienced the negative effects of hard water. Scale buildup leaves residue on your water heater, appliances, and on your plumbing fixtures. Soaps and detergents become less effective. The high count of minerals in your…
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The Hard Truth About Potassium Chloride Softeners

In the world of water softeners, terminology can often be used to mystify or conflate the truth. After all, most consumers are simply concerned with eliminating the scale buildup that results from hard water: why get bogged down in scientific details? However, doing your homework and researching the meaning behind the latest branding of water…
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Salt-Based Water Softener Ban

Homeowners have long chosen salt-based water softeners to rid their homes of frustrating hard water. However, the water waste that those systems produce, not to mention the salty wastewater that harms the environment, has caused some localities in California to ban them completely. These restrictions started about five years ago and have increased in recent…
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