What To Do If You Have A Soap Scum Problem

If you have noticed soap scum on your bathroom fixtures and are looking for a solution to solve the problem, then you will want to read this article.  If you notice a buildup of soap scum on your faucets and other bathroom fixtures, that is an indication that you have hard water and you likely will need a water softener.  But how do you know which is the best water softener for your home?  While you can go to your local hardware store and pick out a water softener based on the size of your home, that isn't the best way.  The first piece of information you will want to know, before purchasing a water softener, is how hard your water is.  

In order to test your homes water, you will either want to purchase an in-home water testing kit from your local hardware store or have a sample of your water sent to a laboratory to get it tested.  Once you have your results, next you will want to determine your water usage, while you can base that on your water bill.  A much better way of determining your water usage, is by the number of showers you take and number of people you have in your home.  For example, if you have multiple bathrooms, your water usage will naturally be higher than if you only had one bathroom.  When purchasing a water softener you should always try to get a unit that not only handles your usage, but is capable of softening more water than you currently use.  While running a slightly larger unit will cost you a bit more in electricity usage, generally speaking the difference will be minimal.  In fact there are even some water softeners on the market, that do not use any electricity and do not require you to maintain the system every few weeks, like you typically have to do.

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