Cleaning for the holidays can really be a chore. Between shopping and cooking, you don’t have time to spend countless hours scrubbing to get your home presentable for guests. The key to easier cleaning with fewer chemicals this holiday season? A water softener.
Installing a water softener removes hard water minerals from your water before it flows to your pipes and fixtures, reducing scale buildup and cleaning stress prior to friends and family visiting. Here are some areas of your home that can benefit from soft water:
Do you pull spotty, filmy glasses, pots and pans from the dishwasher or drying rack? Although the dishes are clean, the spots can be embarrassing, especially if guests think they are being served with dirty dishes. Soft water keeps dishes and glassware sparkling, because hard water minerals are removed before water flows through the faucet and dishwasher. Your detergents can work more efficiently, and you’ll need less soap to get the job done.
Filmy Showers and Faucets
One of the most frustrating places to clean in the home is the bathroom. Not only do you have to scrub the white scale buildup from faucets, but you also have to deal with the dreaded spots on shower walls and doors and staining in the toilet bowl. While there are great temporary fixes for this buildup, including vinegar, chemicals, and fabric softener sheets, you’ll spend less time and money on chemicals by solving the core problem with a water softener.
If you have guests spending the night, you don’t want to offer them scratchy sheets, blankets and towels. The stiffness of these fabrics is likely a result of your water, not the laundry detergent you use. If you have hard water, minerals deposit themselves onto your fabrics, making it difficult for your detergent to activate and do its job. Having to use more detergent than needed quickly becomes costly and wasteful.
If you are frustrated with the effort and money it takes to address the effects of hard water in your home, try installing a water softener to prevent hard water problems. You can easily find the best solution for your home before the holidays with our shopping checklist. Spend that time with family and friends instead of cleaning!