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Dun. Dun. Dun. Another one bites the dust. Dun. Dun. Dun. Another one bites the dust. And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust. If you didn't sing that in your head (or out loud) who are you? Why are you even on the internet?

This hit song by Queen has always been one of the bands most popular songs since its release nearly 40 years ago, in 1980. We at PlumbCrazy love this rock classic, especially in the springtime.

It makes us laugh to sing "another one bites the dust" ironically since there's more dust in the air this time of year. Did you know that spring dust doesn't only affect your air quality, but the quality of your water as well?

Hard Water

hardwaterThe term "hard water" means that your water has a high mineral content. The high mineral content creates something called white dust, which can be problematic for people with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues.

Even if you don't have a respiratory condition, hard water can still have adverse effects on various aspects of your daily life. For example, showering with hard water can make your hair brittle and your skin dry.

Using hard water to wash your clothes can also make the fabrics scratchy, and even reduce the lifespan of some of your clothes. You may have hard water if you notice:

  • Little white spots.
  • Reduced water pressure.
  • The colors of your clothes fading.
  • Your skin is dry and itchy.

Water Softeners

Water softeners can help eliminate any of the above symptoms by removing minerals from your water supply and softening the water. There are a variety of different types of water softeners that all have different ways of extracting minerals from the water.

cleanwaterSome of these different types include:

  • Salt-based ion exchanger.
  • Salt-free ion exchanger.
  • Magnetic water softener.
  • Dual tank softener.

Each of these types of water softeners has its pros and its cons. You can reach out to a local plumbing expert, like the ones at PlumbCrazy, to figure out what type of water softener is best for your home.

Water Softener Cost

watersoftenercostLike most appliances in your home, the cost of your water softener depends on a few different factors. The average cost for the appliance itself and the installation service is around $3,000.

That number can fluctuate based on the size, condition of your water, and the type of unit you want. So, is a water softener really worth the cost? The answer is, undoubtedly, yes!

Softening your water can help preserve your clothing, improve the texture and appearance of your skin and hair, and make your shampoo, body wash, dish soap, and laundry detergent more effective, helping you save money by using less! If you’re ready to get rockstar treatment, like the members of classic rock band Queen, then don’t settle for anything less!

Do you think Queen has hard water? No way! Rock royalty doesn’t have time for dust in the air, or in the water, and neither do you! Call your local plumber and schedule an appointment to install water softeners today. What are some of the songs on your spring playlist this year? Let us know in the comments section below so we can jam along with you!