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Consider Installing A Water Softener Shower Head

By on Jan 15, 2016 in Bathroom |

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A shower-head softening device is a shower head that attaches to the valve and softens your showers water only. These are not the same as shower filters, which filter out the harmful chemicals and not dissolved minerals that make your water hard. One of the first things you should do before you install a water softener shower head is to purchase a water test kit or pick up a free kit at your local hardware store.

After you find out the type of water you have in your home then you can decide what type of water softener shower head you need to install.

Who are they made for?

A water softener shower head is made specifically for people that are worried about the effects of hard water minerals on their skin and hair, or people who just like the feel of soft water. These are also a good choice for someone that lives in an apartment or rental house and cannot install a regular water softener, or they want to be able to take the water softener with them if they decide to move.

What will is cost me?

A water softener shower head can cost about $100 but the filters for them are priced lower. A replacement cartridge ranges anywhere from $10 to $50 depending on the brand of the water softener shower head and the quality. You can purchase a water softener shower head at your local hardware store or order them from stores online.

The only maintenance needed for a water softener shower head is changing the filters and the costs are a lot cheaper than a whole house water softener system. Certain brands of water softener shower head filters can only be ordered from the manufacturer, so it is important to factor that into your budget when investing in one.

What are the benefits of a shower head softener vs. a whole house system?

Installation

Installing a water softener shower head is a pretty simple task, especially compared to the difficult installation of a whole house water softening system. A water softener shower head device usually includes a shower head, a small filtering tank, and a piece that can attach to the shower valve. It is not necessary to have a professional install the shower head. Just simply remove your old shower head and replace it with the new one.

Not much too it, is there? one last piece of advice – a shower head softener is a great way to test whether you like soft water or now, as soft water is not for everyone!