How Hard is Your Water?

Probably the most recognizable symptoms of hard water are soap scum in the tub and shower, and hard water spots on faucets, fixtures and glassware. According to an Ohio State University study, the average person cleaning a home spends more than six hours a month cleaning tap water spots, streaks and scum alone. Hardness minerals react with soaps and detergents leaving a residue that is difficult to rinse from bathtubs, sink faucets and fixtures. The same residue is often left on hair, skin and clothing, although not as visible in these instances, it can leave your skin dry and itchy and cause clothing to fade and wear prematurely. Hardness is dissolved Calcium and Magnesium or rock. These are left behind when you do laundry, take a shower and wash your hair. The harder your water is the more detergent, soap and shampoo it requires to do the same job. A water softener can rectify these situations. With a water softener you can reduce the amount of soap and detergents used, lessen cleaning time, extend the life of your clothing and have softer hair and skin. Even city water is considered hard according to appliance manufacturers. Please give us a call to see how we can help you and your family have softer water. 419-823-9143