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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Questions You May Have When Your Plumber Recommends a Water Softener

by Vicki Burns

Has your plumber recommended a water softener after visiting your home? Chances are, you have a few questions. It's not often someone suggests you install an appliance you've been living without for many years, so it is understandable that you have a few questions. Hopefully, you will discover the answers you're looking for in this FAQ article.

1. What did the plumber see that prompted them to install a water softener?

If your plumber is recommending a water softener, understand that there is a good reason for it. They probably noticed one or more problems with your home or plumbing that suggest you have hard water. What's hard water? Basically, it is just water that contains a higher concentration of dissolved minerals — primarily calcium and magnesium.

Your plumber may have noticed mineral buildup around your faucets and drains. They may have also seen some deposits inside pipes. They are likely recommending a water softener because they know a water softener will keep those problems from worsening.

2. How much will it cost to install a water softener?

There are many different types of water softeners. Your plumber can and should give you a choice between a few different models of water softeners so you can pick one that fits into your budget. Note that you could pay hundreds for a new system, so be sure to compare your options. Keep in mind that your plumber will also charge you to install the water softener. This should only take about a half day, at most, and may cost a few hundred dollars.

Keep in mind that a water softener will pay for itself and save you money over time. It will prevent the need for expensive pipe replacements and will also help your appliances and faucets last longer.

3. What problems will your water softener help prevent?

Installing a water softener is not just about your pipes and other plumbing elements. Removing the minerals from your water will also help keep your skin from becoming so dry. It will help your shampoo and soap lather better, which means you'll use less of these products. You'll also use less dish soap and laundry detergent. Plus, your clothing won't come out of the washing machine as dry and crunchy because it won't have so many minerals caked onto it.

If you have any lingering questions about water softeners, ask water treatment services. If they are recommending this appliance, they have a good reason, which they'd be happy to share with you.