Soft Water and Back-to-School Cleaning

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As summer begins to come to an end, many families are preparing for the upcoming school year. This season also involves starting back into sports for many kids across the nation. This means that, especially in this season, your home’s water is going to be used for cleaning even dirtier sport related clothes. If your home has hard water, though, that water isn’t as good as it could be for cleaning.

What is hard water? Hard water is water with extra minerals and substances in it that should not be there. Many times these minerals are calcium and magnesium. Now you might say, “Calcium? That doesn’t sound so bad…”, and you would be right if you were mostly concerned about health problems. But calcium in your water can have other harmful side effects. Calcium can build up in your appliances, and doesn’t allow soap to clean things quite as it should.

A Culligan water softener can take care of these problems. With a Culligan water softener, your clothes (and dishes) can be cleaned better and more efficiently, with less detergent. Your clothes are softer when your water is soft, too. Soft water also helps keep your hair soft, and can even help your appliances last longer without all that calcium building up inside them.

As kids begin to head back to school and the dirty clothes mount, look into softening your water. Soft water helps with softer hair, softer and cleaner clothes, and cleaner dishes using less soap.  Soft water can even help your appliances last longer. Consider taking care of your water this season; it will take care of you!