May 13 , 2020
Water Softener Basics
Mineral-rich water, also called hard water, might sound like a good thing, but there are many reasons to remove naturally occurring minerals from household water. These minerals cause staining and can build up on faucets, sinks and showers, making them difficult to clean. High mineral concentration can also make water smell and taste “off.”
With many homes tapping into naturally hard water sources, removing these minerals is worth considering. That’s where water softeners come in. They remove minerals from incoming water before it reaches your tap. Most water softeners are rated in grains per gallon, which refers to the weight of minerals removed from one gallon of water. A grain is about two-thousands of an ounce.
Here’s a list of seven of the best water softeners for different situations.