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Water Softener Questions to Ask Before You Make Repairs

Dealing with hard water when you have a broken water softener gets old fast. But how do you know when it’s better to spring for water softener repair instead of a brand-new unit? (Spoiler: There’s more than just a price tag at play.) The Repair vs. Replace Debate Deciding when to repair or replace an […]

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How to Revive Your Chlorine-Damaged Hair

Taking a dip in the pool is synonymous with any summer day. But what happens when your hair care starts to get affected by chlorine? Dry, damaged locks are never any fun—whether you’re in the sun or not! Fortunately, there are some relatively simple fixes for keeping your hair smooth and silky, even when you […]

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Spot These Water Quality Issues—Before Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home is an exciting time, but you don’t want to get misled. The listing details for water quality can be tricky. Even if the sellers say that the home has a water filtration system, water softener, or other unit installed, you shouldn’t assume it’s working as it should. Without regular maintenance, […]

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Sneaky Causes of a High Water Bill

As we gear up for another great summer season, it’s often common (and also, unfortunate) to see your water bills rising. To help dispel your concerns, just make your way through this checklist. We’ve outlined the top five reasons for a high water bill so you can figure out what’s causing the spikes—and what you […]

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher and Other Water-Using Appliances

It might sound strange to clean your dishwasher at first, but think of it like your vacuum cleaner. If you don’t dump out the dust, your vacuum won’t be clean enough to do its job properly. The same thing happens with our water-using appliances. When we don’t tend to them, these machines can start to […]

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What is this Pink Stain in My Toilet Bowl?

That ring of pink slime around your toilet bowl is a far cry from the squeaky-clean look you’re going for. But you’re not alone. Pink bathroom stains are fairly common. Once you understand the stain’s source, you’ll be able to get back to porcelain perfection. What is That Pink Stain? Water stains are some of the […]

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FAQs When You’re on the Fence about Soft Water

When you’ve been living with hard water for years, it can be strange to start learning about everything a water softener can do. Here at Indy Soft Water, we often run into a few FAQs. Whether you’re on the fence about a new softener or ready to take the plunge, a quick review of these […]

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What Causes Laundry Colors to Fade?

To keep your laundry looking like it should, it’s best to take a look at the science. Most likely it isn’t the detergent that’s messing your clothes up—it’s your water. Laundry and Hard Water About 85 percent of the water across the U.S. is referred to as “hard water.” The dissolved calcium and magnesium minerals […]

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What to Watch for with NSF Water Systems

Trying to determine which water system to go with can get overwhelming. All the different softener models, company names, and certification can be tricky to understand if you don’t have the right support. Fortunately, one easy thing to watch for is whether your softener is NSF certified. Units with this certification (not just “tested to NSF standards”) means a lot as you compare products. […]

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What Hard Water Does to Hair

Dry hair shouldn’t have to be a part of your daily routine. When it comes to hair care, though, a lot of factors are in play. How you style your look, the weather (humidity frizz, anyone?) and where you live can all make an impact. But before you blame your blow dryer for damaged hair, […]

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