Should I get a water softener?

This is a personal choice as there are pros and cons to using hard or soft water. Home softened water is higher in sodium, more likely to corrode pipes, is additional expense, required periodic equipment maintenance and lacks natural calcium and minerals. However, it can save soap and will not result in hardness deposits. Hard water can dry the skin, can build up a residue in the pipes over time, and requires more detergent, but it contains calcium and magnesium minerals.

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1. Is my water safe to drink?
2. Why does my water have an odor and taste?
3. Why is there a white residual on my pots and pans or in the toilet bowl?
4. Why is my water a white color?
5. Why is there a black substance around my shower heads?
6. Why is there a black substance in my toilet bowl?
7. Why does a pink substance occur in my bathroom?
8. Why is my water red?
9. Why is my water brown?
10. Should I get a water softener?
11. Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?
12. Why is my water green?