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A device or substance that softens hard water by removing certain minerals.
- ‘Rainwater typically has very low hardness levels, which reduces the use of soaps and detergents, and eliminates the need for a water softener.’
- ‘Use natural, unscented laundry soap and add borax, washing soda or baking soda as a water softener.’
- ‘The chemical soda ash, which contains sodium, is used to manufacture glass, soaps, paper and water softeners.’
- ‘We've replaced the furnace, hot water heater and water softener all in one year.’
- ‘Why can't the council put a water softener at the source?’
- ‘A well pumps the water into my home and because it's unsuitable as is, it's processed through a device called a water softener.’
- ‘Cold seltzer is actually pretty nice, but when it gets warmer and it loses its fizz, it just becomes water that tastes like you need to go have a water softener installed in the house.’
- ‘Addition of water softener helps reduce the possibility of further damage.’
- ‘However, very hard water can deposit mineral film on dishes, glasses, and flatware, and on dishwasher pump and moving parts; it is wise if water if very hard to install a water softener before installing a dishwasher.’
- ‘We discovered the need to have a water analysis done to quantify the hardness, because a water softener to lower the dissolved mineral content was on the horizon.’
- ‘I attended the annual home show and, although I don't like to be harassed by people telling me how much I really need a home water softener, I would go again just to see the displays of plants, especially the orchids.’
- ‘Those who can afford to put a water softener on or to take a precaution with their tap washers will be paid for by those who cannot afford to take such precautions.’
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