LESLIE: Kathleen in Utah needs some help with a hard-water situation. Tell us about the problem.
KATHLEEN: Hi. Thank you for speaking with me. I have a rental home; has very, very hard water. There is no water softener. I have a dishwasher that I replaced about three years ago and the renters are complaining about hard-water spots. I went through a local home improvement store who suggested running Lime Away through it, which sounded not too safe. And then they suggested I purchase a water softener. I was wondering what you would suggest. This is my own little money pit; the expenses have exceeded the revenues.
TOM: Well, there’s a simple water softener that you can install that’s called EasyWater. Their website is EasyWater.com. And instead of having to hire a plumber, EasyWater essentially can be installed by you. Very simple; you’re wrapping an electric wire around your main water pipe and what it does is it sort of realigns all of the mineral deposits inside the water so that they don’t stick to each other. And if they don’t stick to each other, they’re not going to stick to the plumbing and the glasses and everything else.
You can buy and install one for a lot less than you could hire a plumber to install a water-softening, salt-based system. It’s also a lot healthier for your tenants.
KATHLEEN: Well, that sounds like a great idea. I’ll certainly look into it. I appreciate your suggestion.
TOM: You’re welcome. That website again is EasyWater.com.
KATHLEEN: And is it E-Z or is E-A-S-Y?
TOM: It’s E-A-S-Y- …
KATHLEEN: E-A-S-Y. Okie-doke.
TOM: … -Water.com.
KATHLEEN: EasyWater.com. Thank you so very much.
TOM: Really is easy to install. You’re welcome, Kathleen.