Up to 85% of American households could benefit from soft water. As the #1 brand of water softener salt, Morton® brings you hard water solutions that can make life better for you and your family.
Why Should you Soften Your Water?
Less soap is required to clean your clothes. Unpleasant water stains will be easier to remove from tubs. Hair and skin will feel replenished. Dishes will look less spotty. Your pipes and appliances will also have less buildup over time, helping you reduce the amount of maintenance and repairs required. You get the picture. Soft water will help save you time, money, and have you feeling at your best.
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What Does Hard Water Do?
Hard water can turn the simplest of household tasks into hard work for you. Glassware and dishes are left with spots. Clothes look duller and don’t feel as soft. Bathroom fixtures develop unsightly film. Soaps and laundry detergents don’t lather as well. Even your skin and hair don’t feel as clean. Hard water is also tough on appliances, especially on washing machines, dishwashers and hot water heaters.
How Does A Water Softener Work?
Simple chemistry makes water softening possible. A water softener contains resin beads, which hold charged ions. When hard water passes through the softener, calcium and magnesium ions in the water are attracted to the charged resin beads. This results in the removal of calcium and magnesium ions from the water, turning the hard water in your home into soft water.
How Do You Keep Your Softener Running At Its Best?
When resin beads in your water softener become saturated with hard water minerals, they need to be recharged. Sodium ions from the water softener salt recharge the resin beads so they can continue doing their job. Without sufficient water softener salt, your water softener is less efficient. As a rule, you should check your water softener at least once a month to be sure the salt level is always at least half full.
Which Water Softener Salt Is Right For You?
Whether you’re trying to prevent hard water damage from happening, or trying to reduce damage after it starts, each of our products are specially formulated to meet your needs. Morton® Clean and Protect™ is America’s #1 water softener salt. It helps prevent buildup, and is good for long-term use. Morton® Clean and Protect™ Plus Rust Defense™ helps prevent rust accumulation, while helping remove iron buildup and hard water stains.
Do You Live In A Hard Water Area?
Up to 85% of American households are affected by hard water. View the map below, or get a free test strip below to find out for yourself if you have hard water.