How to know if you have hard water

You may have heard from friends and acquaintances that they are dealing with “hard water” in their homes. Maybe you have heard the term “hard water” couldn’t quite understand what that is. Well, when water falls from the sky as rain, it is very pure, “delicate” and free of minerals. As it passes through the earth’s crust and the many minerals and rocks you find there it picks up calcium, salts, and magnesium.

Water “hardness” is measured in grains per gallon, the levels on this scale range from 1 to higher than 10. It is important to remember that hard water is not unhealthy for consumption. The issues caused by hard water have to do with various issues it can cause throughout the home.

When you hear the word hard water, what do you think it means? Hard water is more difficult to many of the mechanical devices in the home. Hard water can also have some visual effects on the home itself and finally, it can cause you to spend more time cleaning up after its effects.

This is an issue that you will need to rectify with a top-quality water conditioner. However, unless you have a device like this working to “soften” the water in your home, how do you know if your water is soft or hard? This following guide can give you the insights you need to figure out what type of water you are using.

You Can Recognize Hard Water by the following:
Your cleaned dishes have drips and spots on them after they have dried. Whether you take them out of the dishwasher and notice many spots and streaks or if they appear this way after a night of drying in the drainer, these signs of mineral residue to signify the presence of hard water in the system
If you notice a thin film of residue on the shower curtains or sliding doors partitioning the shower and bath from the rest of the bathroom. The high mineral content in hard water means that this trail of minerals can be seen wherever it dries. This means you will find this film of mineral residue on shower walls, curtains, and floors without exception when hard water is used in the home.
Clothes that have been washed and dried can also seem discolored, dull and grimy. Even worse clothes that have these mineral deposits can be ironed and the mineral marks will be permanently pressed into the garments. -Higher energy expenses are another sign of hard water. If you find that your water heater is working too hard, it could be due to the inefficiency of hard water.

I hope this helps and thanks for checking our blog.

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