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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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Why Would I Want to Bypass My Water Softener?

If you already have a water softener installed, you might wonder why you’d ever want to “turn it off.” Soft water is great for your indoor chores because it helps certain appliances run more efficiently. But that doesn’t mean you need to use soft water outside, too. In fact, that bypass valve can be pretty handy […]

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The Elements of a Cozy Winter Home

After the holidays, the winter weather can start to take a toll on our spirits. The weeks of dry winter air, dry skin, and chapped lips are harder to overlook once the new year sets in. But this halfway point for winter doesn’t have to be a drag. When you’ve got the right cozy home setup, […]

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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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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 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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How to Use Your Water Softener’s Bypass Valve

More likely than not, the best water softener for your home is going to boast a high efficiency rating. These units are great because they use less salt (and often less water) to turn your hard tap water into soft water. At some point, though, you might actually want to turn your system off. That’s […]

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How to Treat Well Water

When you use a private well, your tap water is probably pretty different from your city water counterparts. Your water might smell faintly like sulfur, whereas the city water could reek of chlorine. You might have rust stains, but they could have hard water spots or hard scale deposits out the wazoo. Even if you […]

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Why Water Softeners Work Harder in Summer

As the summer temperature rises, so does our reliance on water! It’s no surprise that daily water usage spikes during the warmer months—but did you know that it’s often as much as two or four times our regular amount? According to the EPA, an average family can use 320 gallons of water per day, but […]

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5 Reasons to Collect Rainwater: The Original Soft Water

Rain barrels are enjoying a new surge in popularity, and we’re so glad to see them making a comeback! Generations ago, harvesting rainwater was common practice. The recent drought prevention efforts have made water conservation methods and rainwater collection more and more mainstream. Rain barrels are just another great example of the old becoming new again. They […]

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