You Need A Water Softener, Here's Why

You Need A Water Softener, Here's Why

Water is a basic human need but most of us overlook its importance in our lives.
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Water is a basic human need but most of us overlook its importance in our lives. There is no doubt that we need water to stay alive as 70% of the human body comprises of it. Apart from diet and health, it plays a major role in our homes as well. The liquid medium is great at dissolving and suspending things. However, it doesn’t come with an instruction manual like other tools. This is why most people can’t find answers to queries like “why there are spots after dishwashing?” “what obstructs the plumbing system?” or “why my hair and skin feel so rough?” Well, if you only knew, the answer lies in the question.

What is the hard water?

When water is underground, passing through different drains, it absorbs soluble bits of whatever it passes through which results in making water contaminated (hard water). What usually makes the water hard is calcium, iron, and magnesium particles. The hard water creates numerous problems like blockage of plumbing pipes and hot water heaters which cost people millions of dollars annually. If you want to get rid of this problem of hard water, there are many great water softening systems which improve your health as well as homes. Following are the benefits of a good water softener.

1. Health

It improves your health and makes your skin and hair smoother and cleaner. It does not cause any harm to your body as it does not contain any soluble particles.

2. Money Saving

When you use soft water, you can save a lot of your money on laundry agents and soaps. The hard water and hard chemicals in detergents make a combination which results in poor cleaning ability. With soft water, you don’t need to buy harsh chemical detergents and cleaners.

3.Whiter and Softer Fabrics

Fabrics have been washed by both hard water and soft water. The results were – fabrics were foamy and rough when washed with hard water. On the other hand, when fabrics were rinsed with soft water, it needed little detergent and the end result was softer and whiter fabrics.

4. No Spots

When there is no use of hard water in your home, you don’t experience orange rings, water spots, and hard water deposits on different areas like sinks, bathtubs, showers, and toilets.

5. Dishwashing

When it comes to dishwashing, soft water does not cause water spots on glassware and silverware.

6. Time-Saving

You can save a lot of your time because you don’t have to remove hard water deposits from different areas of your house.

7. Plumbing System

Usage of soft water does not cause any blockage in your plumbing system hence it lasts much longer. The replacement of a plumbing system usually costs $2000-$4000.

People usually don’t realize the advantages of a water softener and keep facing numerous issues. When you buy a good water softener for your home improvement, you can get rid of so many problems and save money at the same time. In fact, if you are good with tools, you can install a water softener by your own.

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I'm Proud To Be The Girl That Cares 'Too Much'

Hearing someone tell you that you care too much, instinctively makes you want to figure out how to not care as much... I am the girl who thinks about everyone

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If you aren't one, you know one. That one girl who cares about everyone, even if they are toxic to her. That one girl who would give the shirt off her back to a stranger walking down the street. The girl who wouldn't think twice about loaning you money, even though you still owe her from the last time you asked. The girl who will stay up with you until 5 in the morning, talking about the guy who broke your heart. Even though she has work at 8 and you would shut off your phone if she tried calling you past 10 p.m.

I am that girl.

I am the girl that cares too much.

I am the girl that tries too hard to make other people happy. I am the girl that puts everyone else's problems above my own. I am the girl that cares too much about what other people think. I am the girl who cares too much about pleasing everyone around here. And there's something I want everyone to know...

I am the girl who cares too much and I'm happy that way.

While I have stopped caring so much of other people's opinions and pleasing everyone, I still care about others probably more than I need to. I've learned that I cannot make everyone happy and with that, my own personal happiness has grown. I have started to put myself above others, but I will never lessen the amount of love and attention I give to those around me.

I will never stop being there for anyone who needs me. I will never stop being the girl who cares too much.

I love being the girl that cares too much.

Because while many are out there, happy as can be that they get left alone, I love being the girl that people feel comfortable turning to. I love being the friend that others feel they can call if they are stuck or just need someone to talk to.

I've learned that I should never put someone else's happiness above my own. Meaning, I should never sacrifice what makes me happy, to please someone else. If someone is a vegetarian or vegan, that's great for them. But I won't stop eating meat just to make them happy. If someone doesn't like country music, that's fine. I'm not going to stop jamming to Cat Country on my way to work.

Caring too much isn't a bad thing. In a world where nobody seems to care, I'm glad that I do. I could never imagine having the "dgaf" attitude. It's just not in my nature.

So while you can sit there and say, "you care too much." I will happily smile back at you and say "someone needs to."


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10 Little Luxuries We All Take For Granted Until Sick Season Strikes

Anyone have a tissue?

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Now that we're a few weeks into the new school year, the inevitable has happened: cold season is here. It seems like everyone and their roommate are sick and you can't go to class without feeling like you're surrounded by people who are about to cough up a lung. When the unavoidable happens and you, too, succumb to this disease, you realize all the wonderful things about life that you've been taking for granted in your good health...

1. The freedom to go places without a box of tissues.

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You don't dare leave your dorm or apartment without a box of tissues because we all know college professors don't bother to stock their rooms with tissues and you never know when the floodgates in your nose are going to open up. At this point, Kleenex should just sponsor you because you're a walking ad.

2. The ability to taste your food. 

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Unless it was cooked with eight jalapeños you might as well not even bother because there's no way you're going to be able to taste it. Even Mom's chicken noodle soup doesn't appeal to you unless you add four tablespoons of hot sauce to it first.

3. People sitting next to you in class. 

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One little sniffle and you suddenly find that no one is sitting within a three-seat radius of you. It kind of makes you feel like you're in exile, but you can't really blame them because you were doing the same thing the day before...

4. Oxygen.

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If you could, you'd be walking around with an oxygen tank and mask because your nose certainly isn't doing the job on its own.

5. Having a nose that doesn't make you look like Rudolph. 

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By the end of the day, your new nickname is Rudolph because your nose is raw and swollen from all the times you've blown it. The sad thing is, you don't even think Santa would want you because you're in such rough shape.

6. Your friends actually wanting to hang out with you. 

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Them: "Hey, want to hang out tonight?"

You: "Sure, I just can't stay out that late because I'm not feeling well."

Them: "You know what, I actually just remembered I have to study tonight for an exam tomorrow. Sorry, maybe another time."

You: "But it's Saturday..."

Them: ...

7. Not feeling like you're a disease-spreading monster every time you breath or touch something. 

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You can practically feel your germs spreading every time you exhale and you're almost certain that you're going to contaminate anything and anyone you come in contact with.

8. Using your discretionary income for something other than cough drops and tissues.

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At this point, you're single-handedly keeping Walgreens in business. If Kleenex isn't going to sponsor you, Walgreens should.

9. Not having to yell to hear your own voice.

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To yourself, you sound like you're whispering because your ears are so plugged up, but you soon realize that everyone in the library is turning around to give you dirty looks because you're actually yelling.

10. Making it through a lecture without sneezing 27 times.

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If your sniffly nose hasn't already given you up and scared away everyone sitting near you in class, the sneezing (or coughing) is sure to. Get ready to start being treated like you have the Black Plague.

Even though it seems like every cold is going to last for an eternity, before you know it you'll be back to normal and will be taking all of these things for granted until the next time sick season strikes. Until then, though, you better stock up on a few more boxes of tissues.

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