Friday, March 3, 2017

Does Your Home Need a Water Softener?

Missouri has some of the hardest water in the United States. We all know the struggle that we face with hard water in Lake of the Ozarks. This can cause serious plumbing issues and can be very hard on appliances such as water heaters and dishwashers. If you're not sure whether you have hard or soft water, here are some pretty tell-tale signs to look for. If you find that you do in fact have a hard water issue, it may be time to think about buying a Culligan water softener for your home at Lake of the Ozarks.

Spots! Spots! Spots!
The easiest way to identify whether you have hard water is by looking at your dishes, glasses and cutlery. Particles that are found in hard water are abrasive and cause stains, fogginess in glasses and form spots. Spots can even appear on windows when washed with hard water which remain even after thorough washing and drying.

Protect Your Home and Appliances 
Hard water also produces scale. Not only do these minerals form on kitchen appliances, but can also form within plumbing systems and boilers. This scale can reduce the life of your appliances or even damage them and can clog plumbing causing water flow to diminish and water pressure to be reduced. Defective plumbing is one of the most expensive consequences of hard water.

Appliances and plumbing systems are not the only things that feel the harm of hard water. Due to the increase in calcium and magnesium salts contained within the water, soaps and shampoos effectiveness are vastly reduced. Therefore, many people develop dry skin and dull hair after extended periods of use.

Just Say NO to Wardrobe Malfunctions!
Clothes and fabrics are also affected. Have you ever notice how after a few washes your bright white shirts now look dingy and gray or not nearly as vibrant as when you first got them? This is due to the effects of hard water treating them. Clothes can also feel scratchy and are not affected by laundry detergents as well.

Bottom line is this, hard water at the Lake of the Ozarks is inevitable. However, there are ways to avoid the hardships of higher water bills, maintenance fees and more. Testing of your water by a licensed local water expert is the key to determining if you have a water problem, how to solve your problem and what equipment and service you need to protect your family and home. Culligan offers the most advanced and highest quality water softeners on the market today. Interested in getting a FREE water test for your home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Give us a call at (573) 346-5221 or fill out our online request form today!

277 Lower Business Park Road • Linn Creek, MO 65052 • (573) 346-5221

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