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  1. Does anyone have a water softener from a home improvement store (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.) and not Culligan? Has it held up okay? We are going to order a $400 one from HD and have it installed in hopes that we won't have the massive annual pipe/appliance/hardware damages we've had since we bought the house. We're on a city system, but our water is extremely hard. I just replaced our kitchen faucet 1.5 years ago and I've had to take it apart and soak it in vinegar twice already to remove the solidified deposit on it. Our other faucets are just as bad. Our dishwasher motor went out after a year, and if we don't remember to move our shutoff valves every few months, they harden and break when you try to open them. It's ridiculous! Dh has agreed that we need a softener. We have friends that use Culligan, but that is not in the budget and it's not something we're even considering. I'm just wondering if anyone has had luck with a cheaper one. (I'm looking at a GE from Home Depot. We were considering a Waterboss because it has a built-in filter, but they're not highly reviewed.) Whatever softener you have, chime in and let me know that it has helped! I'm so tired of using 1/8 cup of shampoo every time I wash my hair, whether I use salon shampoo, DIY homemade soap, or anything in between. I want clean hair on a regular basis!
  2. We moved into this house a year and half ago. The countertops looked new because they probably were. They aren't full granite. The previous owners had granite overlay installed over existing countertops. It looked nice for awhile but after a couple of months the hard water kept building up despite my efforts. Now the surface around the kitchen sink looks horrible, and there is build-up around the faucet. Actually there may be the start to damage around the edges near the sink. We do have a full house water softener. I cannot find a way to clean this build-up that won't damage the overlay. Because the product's paperwork states that it doesn't need resealing, my husband isn't going to want to pay for people to come in and reseal it without us doing everything else on our own. Has anyone been able to find a way to remove this dulling, white, unattractive build-up from granite overlay? It's really frustrating me and makes my kitchen look bad. Thank you for any advice.
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