A Water softener is designed to reduce hardness. Hardness being found in most water supplies affects you, your household and your wallet. Not to mention what else seeps into your water supply.
Impurities do make their way into our tap water even though it looks pure. A simple test of your water will reveal the levels in your home.
Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals such as limestone, lead, iron, sulphur, magnesium, and calcium.
If these minerals are not removed from your water, they will cause scaling, eventually blocking plumbing and shortening the life of appliances particularly hot water units, dishwashers, washing machines etc.
If you get the ‘cleaning bathrooms’ job, you’ll understand what is meant by yellow stains and scum that are so hard to remove.