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What’s the Difference Between a Water Conditioner and a Water Softener?

If you live in the Tucson area, you should know that Arizona has some of the hardest water in the country. Hard water is determined by magnesium and calcium content. Water is “hard” if it has between 7.0 and 10.5 grains per gallon (gpg) of these dissolved minerals. But even readings over 1.0 gpg are considered “slightly hard” and can cause problems. Anything above 10.5 gpg is considered “very hard.”

The hardness of Tucson’s…

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How Long Does a Water Softener Last?

As a Tucson resident, you should know that Arizona has some of the hardest water in the country. Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon (gpg), with anything over 10.5 gpg considered “very hard.” Tucson tap water is off the charts, typically around 12.0 gpg or higher.

The best way to combat hard water is to install a water softener. But how long will this system last before you need to replace it? How can you ensure the longest…

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Hard vs. Soft Water Effect on Showers

Did you know that the hardness of your water has an effect on your shower?
We’re not just talking about the shower itself, even though it does impact your shower fixture and walls. Hard water also affects the quality of your shower, and if your water is too hard, you’re likely to notice dry skin and damaged hair, and maybe even skin irritation. How can hard water have that much of an impact? To understand, you’ll need to understand…

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Benefits of a Water Softener

Are you confused by the concept of hard water and soft water? Isn’t water all the same? How much different could one kind of tap water be from another? In fact, there’s a big difference between hard and soft water, and it can definitely impact your life. Hard water, true to its name, is hard on your plumbing, your appliances, your laundry, and more. That’s why it’s beneficial to install a water softener in your home.
So, what determines…

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