Water contains significant amounts of calcium and magnesium-often called hard water. Hard water can clog pipes and complicates soap and detergents dissolving in water. The technique of water softening serves to remove the ions that cause water to be hard. The secret is removing magnesium and calcium ions. The best way to soften water is to have a water softener unit connected directly to the water supply.
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