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Dealing with hard water

Aside from being damaging to your hair and skin, hard water can have lasting effects on your fixtures and appliances. It’s a common issue homeowners and renters face in high sediment places. Water is considered “hard” when it contains high levels of minerals within its makeup, which leaves behind deposits when it is evaporated. Although it is completely healthy for humans to drink and use, it can wreak havoc on your plumbing and reduce the overall lifespan of its systems. A few solutions to fix those hard water problems include: Vinegar: Because vinegar is acidic, it will remove the scaly buildup stains caused by hard water minerals. Self-care: Look for soaps or shampoo/conditioners that are formulated for hard water. Soap doesn’t lather up as much with hard water because it reacts with the minerals in the water. This can also cause a buildup on your skin and hair. Rinsing with [...]

By |2018-11-28T00:25:39+00:00December 4th, 2018|Hard Water|0 Comments

What is the difference between hard and soft water?

Water is water, isn’t it? Water itself is good but when someone says you have hard water, you may be left scratching your head trying to figure out what that means. When there is an abundance of minerals, deposits can form. Unfortunately, this can damage the pipes and become costly over time. So, what’s the difference between hard and soft water? Hard Water Water is considered hard water when is contains a considerable amount of dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. If your water is hard, you may notice the following tell-tale signs: Spots on dishes and glassware Soap scum in the bathtub Lime buildup on shower heads There are a variety of ways to test water hardness that range from purchasing an at-home test kit to hiring a plumbing specialist. You can DIY it and perform a water test with only an empty bottle, dish soap and tap [...]

By |2017-05-01T17:38:20+00:00May 12th, 2017|Hard Water|0 Comments