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.

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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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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PSA: Self Care Is More Than Face Masks And Bubble Baths

It's actually taking care of yourself.


When you think of self-care, you probably think of all those posts on Instagram and Pinterest of a girl sitting in a bathtub reading a book. And while that's great sometimes, that's not exactly self-care. Self-care is more than that.

First off, self-care is taking care of your mental health. If you were up late last night studying for a test, it's OK to say no to going out with friends the next day. Sometimes, it's more important to take care of yourself instead of trying to do it all. I know, I get FOMO too. But, we have to understand that taking care of ourselves should be our first priority. You never want to overdo it. This is probably the most important thing to remember, that it is 100% okay to say no.

Another thing that is a big part of self-care is letting it all out. Whether that be journaling or just venting to a friend, it's important to never keep all your emotions bottled up. As far as journaling goes, there's no right way to do it. Just spill all your emotions onto paper and you'll feel a lot better, trust me. If something is bothering you, write it down or tell a friend what's going on. If you keep to yourself, everything will eventually become too much that you just lose it.

Remember to stay positive. Tell yourself positive affirmations each day. Telling yourself things as simple as "I am beautiful" or "I got this" can really be a great reminder. Look up positivity quotes and read a few, listen to an uplifting song, or read a chapter of a book that makes you feel good. All of these things are small ways that can help your mental health.

Surround yourself with people that make you feel good. If you're around people who bring you down, that's not going to help you in any way. Spend time with people that are good for your mental health. But, also remember to take time alone.

It's important to always be mindful of yourself. Self-care is important, and taking care of your mental health is the most important aspect of it. While face masks and bubble baths can be fun and relaxing, always make sure you take time to check up on your mental health as well. That's what self-care TRULY is.

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