If you are looking for an easy way to fix hard water and soap scum problems in your bathroom, then you will want to read this short article. When it comes to cleaning soap scum, while household cleaners like 409 can do an excellent job of cleaning the soap scum, the best way to tackle soap scum is to eliminate the problem entirely. Installing a water softener can remove the minerals that cause soap scum in the first place. To determine the best water softener for your home or condo, you want to have a good idea of the hardness of your household water first. There are over a dozen different manufacturers of water softeners and roughly a dozen different sizes of water softeners, so you want to make sure you are getting the proper size and type of water softener for your home.
While you can go to your local hardware store and ask an employee to help you decide what type of water softener will work best for your home. You really need a water quality test and have determined your average household water usage first, before you go out and purchase a water softener. If you have any doubts or are not sure of how to choose a water softener, you can always call a plumber. Most plumbers will sell and install a water softenener for you, in some cases having a water softener professionally installed will also give you a longer warranty on the unit. One thing to keep in mind, is that most water softeners do need to be maintained, and you will have to add salt pellets to the units on a monthly basis. You also will generally have to do a cleaning or maintance cyle on the water softener at least once a year, to keep it working properly.