I'm getting whitish water spotting on all my fixtures, in my stainless steel sink - anywhere where water's splattered and dries. Have a 13 yr old water softener - I've had the water tested, and the people who installed it say my hot water is "0 grains soft." (The only soft cold water is at laundry hookup and to the shower/tub in the bathroom.) Water is sudsing well whenever it comes into contact with soap or detergent
Although this looks like hard water staining - is it possible the white staining is caused by SALT leaching into the system? I do have a slight bathtub faucet drip (both hot and cold are soft on the tub). Could this be causing it? Do I need to have the softener adjusted?
Any help appreciated - this is hard on the fixtures and seems to be taking a toll on the stainless steel sink. The water softener people don't seem to be taking my concerns seriously. I discussed this with someone at the water utility who seems to think this is a possibility. Thanks.
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