Water softeners help to remove the hardness of water used for household as well as industrial use. The hardness of water can cause clogging of pipes. It can also prevent soaps from easily getting dissolved. Hard water increases the risk of lime scale deposits in household water systems. So because of this, pipes can get blocked and the efficiency of hot boilers and tanks are also reduced increasing the cost of water heating in homes.
In case you use this hard water for washing machines, then the hard water could damage and shorten the life cycle of the household appliances like washing machines. Water softeners can meanwhile increase the lifespan of the pipelines.