The Best Water Softener

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Ben has over a decade of experience in cleaning projects of all types along the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Ben’s formal training and certifications in cleaning include the AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician), WRT (Water restoration technician), CCT (Carpet Cleaning technician), as well as several other certifications from the IICRC. Ben has managed teams involved in cleaning projects around the United States. Ben’s passion for cleaning and leading teams goes back as far as he can remember.
The Cleaning Institute

The type of water that is used in your home will influence the quality of your skin, dishes, and plumbing fixtures. Hard water can cause residue to accumulate inside of the pipes and can also cause a film to form on dishes that are washed in the sink or dishwasher. It can even cause the skin to feel dry after bathing. Water softeners are designed to leave dishware crystal clear and can even lead to smooth hair. We tested multiple water softeners that are on the market to determine which ones proved to be worth the cost. Our top pick is the Fleck 5600SXT 48,000 Grain Water Softener, because the product features a paddle wheel meter and can treat up to 12 gpm service flow rates. We selected the Whirlpool WHES40 40,000 Grain Water Softener for our honorable mention, due to its long lifespan and ability to prevent water from being wasted when residents are away from the home. For our green pick, our team selected the Fleck 56SXT-10% Combo Package Abundant Flow water softener, because it’s a whole-house system that includes an upflow eco-friendly design.