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Like much of the rest of the country, most northern Utah residents have hard water – which means most can benefit from a water softener.

Drinking hard water may not be a health hazard, but the calcium and magnesium ions it contains can be quite a nuisance to your household. If you’re tired of dealing with the following problems, it may be time to consider installing water softener.

Water softener for hard water

Soap Scum

With hard water, soap doesn’t dissolve completely. Instead the minerals bond to the soap, forming a white film that coats everything – you’ve probably noticed the scum on your dishes and drinking glasses, as well as in the sink, bathtub and shower. If you want the white spots to go away for good, you need to install a water softener.

Dingy Clothing

The effect of hardness can also be seen in your laundry – and it doesn’t look pretty. The clothing and linens may not get fully clean, as the detergent binds up the calcium and magnesium ions. In addition, the fabrics may stiffen, and the colors can look muted. Install a softening system, and you won’t have to live with dingy clothing any longer.

Dry Hair

Due to its mineral composition, hard water can dry your hair dry and make it appear dull. Your scalp can get itchy, too. Some people also claim that hardness can lead to hair loss. We’re not so sure about that one – what research is available seems to suggest that hair may just look like it’s receding because of the lackluster, dulled strands. In any case, if you don’t want dry, lifeless hair, install a water softener system.

Clogged Pipes

Are your plumbing pipes constantly getting clogged? Hardness could be a major contributing factor, as the minerals can form lime scale on every pipe – and buildup can easily cause clogs. Any plumbing system can fall prey to this problem, but older homes with steel pipes are at particular risk. If clogs are common in your household, you might want to consider installing a water softener.

Inefficient Appliances

Appliances that use water – including dishwashers, washing machines, hot water heaters and ice makers – operate less efficiently in homes with hard water. What’s more, lime scale buildup in the machines can shorten their lifespan. If you want your appliances to function at optimal levels, without failing early on, installing a softening system is a smart decision.

Are you ready to put an end to all of these hard water problems? For professional water softener installation in northern Utah, call on the expert plumbers at Black Diamond Electric, Plumbing, Heating & Air.

The Black Diamond Experts can install softening systems from the major brands, and we also offer our own Diamond brand line of high-quality filtration and softener systems. To explore your hard water treatment options, contact our Salt Lake City, Ogden or Orem office and schedule a water softener installation consultation today.