Interesting Facts About Your Water

What Is Hard Water?
Hard water is simply water that contain high levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium salts. This happens as a result of water coming in contact with limestone formations, as it percolates, usually underground, slowly dissolving these minerals.

Hardness minerals in water are not harmful for human consumption. That's why water utility providers don't spend money on equipment necessary to remove them. But hard water creates many aesthetic and maintenance problems in the form of excessive scale buildup within piping, plumbing fixtures, glassware, dishes, shower doors and around faucets. Your hair and skin suffer from soap scum buildup created by hard water. Hot water heaters, dishwashers, coffee makers and the new high efficiency washing machines are particularly vulnerable to hard water deposits and will require more frequent servicing and fail much sooner than with soft water.

Why Should I Care?
Research conducted by government agencies and private industry has verified that:

  1. Money spent on soaps, detergents and other cleaning products will decrease by up to 75% with soft water.
  2. Energy used for hot water heating will decrease by up to 30% with soft water.
  3. Laundry will be fluffier, whiter, brighter and clothes will last an average of 35% longer with soft water.
  4. Dry, flaky skin and brittle, hard to manage hair is minimized or completely eliminated with soft water.
  5. Soft water will allow your water-using appliances to last 50% longer and reduce the need for service calls.