Water Softeners: If you’ve noticed a buildup of chalky limescale around your faucet or that your skin feels dry and itchy upon showering, you may have hard water — an excess of minerals like magnesium and calcium. Keep this troublesome surplus of minerals from your family’s water with a Kenmore® water softener. While hard water is safe to drink, the pros of owning a water softener far outweigh the cons. Our water softeners prevent large particles of sediment from entering your plumbing, which in turn keeps the color in your clothing vibrant, the dishes and glassware in your dishwasher from developing a scale or becoming brittle and even relieves your dry, itchy skin. Our water softeners are NSF certified and come with features like IntelliSoft2™ that uses up to 20% less salt and 32% less water*, and an Ultra-Flow valve to provide 41% better flow than the high-flow valve for fewer pressure drops and excellent performance. If you have a smartphone, consider our Kenmore Elite® Smart Hybrid Water Softener. When you connect your smart softener to the Kenmore® Smart App, you can monitor your softener anywhere, track excessive daily water use and salt levels and receive alerts about potential issues. If you have any water softener questions, please contact 1-800-426-9345 for assistance.*Compared to Kenmore® water softeners sold since 2001.