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Hard and Soft Water: How Can You Tell the Difference and More

Ever experience that gunky build up on your faucets and shower heads? That could be caused by what is known as hard water. As hard water is not bad, it’s not necessarily good to have. Hard water is high in minerals. This is because as the water flows through the ground it picks up calcium and magnesium depending on your geographic location. On the other hand, soft water contains only little sediments of sodium and causes no harm.

How can you tell if you have hard water? The easiest way to tell is to see what happens when you mix your water and dish soap together. If the soap doesn’t lather together like it should, then you have hard water. You can also tell if the water leaves residue on your glasses and other kitchen utensils. Soft water does not leave a film on any material.

What to do about hard water? Hardness of water can be treated with a water softener that emits citric acid. Citric acid is what is in shampoos and conditioners to soften water for your hair.

If you have this issue and are interested in having a water softener installed, call Nebrasky at 1.800.989.0299.