Are you plagued by San Antonio's hard water? Here's what you need to know

Benefits include cleaner dishes, softer hair, softer clothing

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This article is sponsored by On Time Elmer Plumbing.

If you find yourself spending hours a week scrubbing chalky lime and soap scum off the walls of your showers, sinks, and faucets -- a water softener system could be perfect for you.

Most plumbing repairs are caused by hard water, including 86% of all water heater failures.

Hard water can leave buildup and damage on pipes, appliances and fixtures.

San Antonio is home to some of the hardest water in the country.

What other appliances are affected by hard water?

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Tubs
  • Showers
  • Sinks
  • Toilets

Benefits of water softener systems

By addressing the issue of hard water, you can enjoy cleaner dishes, fewer appliance repairs, longer-lasting clothes, stain-free tubs and showers and increased water efficiency.

You will have soft hair and soft skin thanks to water softer systems. Soft water can even help balance your hair's pH level. Hard water can make your hair feel dry and brittle. 

A water softener helps clothing feel softer and it makes the colors brighter.

On Time Elmer's water softener system giveaway 

If you are interested in having a water softener system in your home, On Time Elmer's is giving one lucky homeowner their very own water softener system. Enter the contest here on

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About the Author:

Kiersten has been a Digital Content Creator with KSAT12 since 2017. She graduated from Texas State University with an electronic media degree and previously worked for the Spurs Sports & Entertainment.