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How is Your Water Gonna Get Along Without Dust When It’s Gone?

Isn't it fun to play with the lyrics of some of your favorite songs and make them about something else? We hope you recognized our reference to Queen's classic hit Another One Bites the Dust (and if you didn't, who even are you?).

Another One Bites the Dust is one of our favorite songs to listen to during the spring when dust count is on the rise. Sure, no one enjoys breathing dust in through the air, but did you know you may also be drinking, showering in, and washing your hands with dusty water?

You read that right- dusty water! So sit back, play some Queen in the background, and read on to learn more about how water softeners can help you get rid of dust that can cause your water supply to harden.

Dust And Hard Water

Dust, along with hard minerals like magnesium and calcium, in your water supply can cause it to harden. While “hard water” is not physically solid, it is hard in its chemical makeup. Hard water can affect everything from your shower to your laundry and dishes.

Here are some common signs that you may have hard water in your home:

  • hardwaterYou notice white spots on silverware or dishes after washing them.
  • Skin irritation or itchiness from the minerals and dust in your water.
  • Clothing that becomes faded or rough after even the first wash.
  • You begin to notice that you need more soap or detergent to clean the same amount.

Investing in a Water Softener Can Make All The Difference

cleanwaterWater softeners are designed to remove the hard minerals and dust from your water through one of a few different processes.

Some of the types of water softeners include magnetic softeners, dual tank softeners, salt-free ion exchangers, and (the most common) ion exchangers.

Any type of water softener will remove harsh minerals from your water and improve your overall water quality. Softer water means you can use less soap each time you wash dishes, put on a load of laundry, and even wash your hair.

This saves you money not only on soap but also on needing to buy clothes more often and needing to purchase products to make up for the damage to your hair.

Understanding Water Softener Costs

watersoftenercostWhile installing a water softener in your home can cost anywhere from $300 to $10,000 depending on where you live, the type of softener you’re looking to install, the size of softener you need, and the condition of your water. A water softener installation far outweighs the cost with all its benefits.

Queen will forever be hailed as rock royalty for making great songs like Another One Bites the Dust. As such, we're sure they wouldn't put up with any dust in their air or water. If Queen is too good to deal with dust affecting their water quality, then so are you!

What are some of your favorite songs that we can listen to this spring? We want to know! Leave your favorite springtime jams in the comments below, and we'll be sure to check them out.