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What are the Benefits of Soft Water?

What are the Benefits of Soft Water?

Hard water can take a toll on pipes, fixtures, and big ticket items like water heaters and washing machines. Soft water units can help preserve the life of appliances, dishes, laundry and more!   Everyone’s familiar with the telltale signs of hard water: white streaks inside your shower, stubborn mineral deposits on your “clean” dishes, corroded fixtures and hard-to-remove discoloration and build-up on basins and countertops.   So what exactly IS hard water, and what causes it?   Hard water…

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5 Tips For Getting Softer Towels (Hint: It’s Not More Fabric Softener!)

5 Tips For Getting Softer Towels (Hint: It’s Not More Fabric Softener!)

If your towels are beginning to feel like steel wool, you might be tempted to correct the problem by adding a boatload of fabric softener to your next washing cycle. But fabric softener isn’t cheap, is a pain to lug in from the store, and can leave a residue that actually makes your towels less absorbent.   Good Housekeeping has some great tips on how to get softer towels…and we have a few of our own!   If you have…

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