Is buying a water softener a good purchase for a future rental? We’re currently living in the home in Salt Lake City Utah and thinking about getting a water softener. Would I be able to increase rent for having soft water? Or is it not worth the investment?
For a rental I'd look into renting one. They are typically $25/mo in our area near Lansing, MI where the water is hard in some of the surrounding cities. Usually if you rent one, the company will service it when needed.
In Las Vegas, another land of very hard water, having a water softener doesn’t add any value. BUT, if it breaks you will have to repair it or they will ask for a rent discount. I have a couple, homes with them but only because they came with them. And so far I’ve ripped two out when they failed.
How many rentals have I walked into where the water softener salt compartment is empty? Almost all of them that have a softener.
@Karson Wilson unless the water is very hard and you’re running the risk of damaging appliances, I wouldn’t bother. No renter is going to walk in and say ‘wow, that looks like a great water softener’.
Plus you are going to have to be the one to fill it, repair it, etc. I doubt the tenant will ever add salt, much less buy it.
I dont think it would increase the future rent.
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