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Top 10 Questions About Water Softeners – Answered!

Unanswered questions around any technology or product can get a consumer to make an uninformed purchase decision. It can also ruin the experience of a user in many ways. When it comes to water softeners, we got you covered. We have compiled the top 10 questions, which we hope will answer most of your queries about water softeners.

How do I know if I have hard water supply at home?

Minerals and sediment abound in the local water supply, which can damage pipes, sinks, and even your hair and skin. So, ask yourself these questions to understand the need for a water softener for your home:

  • Is your laundry getting scratchy and stiff?
  • Are you noticing scale build-ups in your tubs and sinks?
  • Is your washing machine wearing off sooner than expected?
  • Do your hair and scalp feel itchy?

If Yes is the answer to any of these questions, there is a good chance you are dealing with hard water in your home. To be sure, schedule a free water test with KENT.

Also Read: Why Water Softeners Have Become a Necessity for Every Home

What is the Life Expectancy of a Water Softener?

If properly maintained, water softeners can last from 10 to 15 years.

Can you Drink Softened Water?

While there is no verdict to say soft water is safe or unsafe to drink, in countries where drinking water comes from multiple sources like borewell, municipal supply water etc., it is advisable to drink only purified water. Water purified using a Water Purifier is safe to drink.

How do I know if my water softener’s salt level is low?

There is an obvious factor that indicates the softener is running low on salt – the difference in water quality. Once you start using a water softener the water quality in your home evidently improves. And it becomes very easy to notice the change in quality. You will start noticing the common hard water issues like soap scum, dishes taking longer than usual to get cleaned, soap not lathering well during shower, dull clothes, rough hair, dry skin, etc. If you begin to notice these problems, it is time to refill the salt in your water softener.

Does my water softener need service?

If your water pressure is dropping significantly and your water softener is sounding like it is constantly running, then your water softener may not be in a great condition and needs maintenance.

Read More: How to Find Out if Your Water Softener is Running Low on Salt?

How do I know what size of water softener I need for my home?

As a rule, you should ideally multiply the number of people in your home by 80, the average number of gallons of water a person uses per day. Further, multiply that number by the grains of hardness detected in your water after you have tested it. This will help you determine the grain capacity to look for.

Does it matter what kind of salt I use in my water softener?

Water softeners work more efficiently with sodium chloride or potassium chloride. It is easily available in the market in cubes or pellets form. Sodium chloride is also preferred due to its lower price.

Will using a water softener improve the quality of my hair and skin?

Hard water contains minerals that absorb the skin’s natural oils, breaking down the skin’s natural barrier. Constant use of hard water will lead to dry skin and may also lead to various skin conditions such as eczema. Hard water also makes your hair frizzy and dry for the same reason resulting in thin hair and an itchy scalp.

The reason why a water softener is essential for your hair and skin health is once hard water is conditioned/softened, the harmful minerals will not be able to damage your hair and skin. In addition to this, softened water also helps to prevent soap scum, which can clog your skin pored leaving a scummy residue on your skin and hair.

How much does a good water softener cost?

A water softener’s price depends on its functionality and usage. These days, many water filters are passed on as water softeners. One should be careful while selecting a water softener for their homes. KENT has a range of water softeners including fully automatic whole house water softener KENT Bathroom Water Softener and KENT Washing Machine Water Softener ranging from INR 7,000 to INR 90,000.

Why Chose KENT Water Softener?

KENT Water Softeners are designed to give you the best possible water 24/7 while using no electricity. With KENT’s patented non-electric valve and on-demand regeneration, you’ll have an unlimited supply of perfectly soft water. Visit our site to explore our complete range of water softeners.

We hope we have answered all your major queries related to water softeners, whether you are using a water softener or looking forward to buying one. If you have any more questions related to a water softener or its usage, please write to us in the comments and we shall answer your query at the earliest. Also, do share this blog with someone who may be thinking of buying a water softener and is confused about which one fits their requirements the best.

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