Originally, hardness was a measure of the capacity of water to react with soap. Hard water requires more soap to create a lather and is “hard” to wash in. Today, water hardness is a measure of the concentration of dissolved calcium and magnesium measured in milligrams per liter (mg/L).
Hard water is not a health hazard. In fact, it may have moderate health benefits. However, in both commercial and domestic settings, hard water can cause problems. Well water is more likely to be hard.
Hard Water in Your Home
There are numerous areas around the home that are affected by hard water.
Hard water forms scaly deposits on everything it touches. You’ll see chalky mineral stains on your water fixtures, on your glasses and cookware, and in your shower and tub. You may also notice hard water minerals building up on your skin and hair causing itchy skin and crunchy, dry hair.
Cleaning is harder because detergents don’t work as well in hard water.
You may not be able to see it, but your water pipes and the inside of appliances — water heater, dishwasher, washing machine — are also getting coated with scale, restricting water flow and reducing service lifespan.
A Water Softener for your Home
Fortunately, there are numerous options for treating hard water in your home. A traditional salt-based water softener uses salt pellets made specifically for softeners. There are also salt-free softeners that very effective and easy to maintain.
It is important to note that while a water softener may protect your plumbing, it does not remove other harmful contaminants like lead and chlorine. That’s why you want to get your water tested and speak to a pro to get the best solution for your specific needs.
If you are concerned about Hard Water, call Pure Water Solutions for a 100% FREE, no-obligation water analysis.
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