Hard Water Explained: What’s So Bad About It?

What’s the difference between “hard” and “soft” water? We’re asked this question almost every day. On a microscopic level, it’s the difference between water that contains a lot of minerals like calcium or magnesium (commonly called “hard” water) and water that doesn’t (“soft” water).

Most homeowners don’t even realize they have hard water; they just know it’s hard to get things clean. When they step out of the shower, they feel like there’s a coating on their skin. Their hair feels lifeless. Their appliances that use water break down all the time.

In most cases, hard water is safe to use, but it’s not optimal. Water with a high mineral content can clog plumbing lines, promote scale buildup in appliances and cause soap to be ineffective on dishware, clothing and skin.

Invest in a Water Softener For Your Home

Have you noticed any signs of hard water in your home? Water softeners can change the game!

Water softeners work using a process called ion exchange, with sodium chloride taking the place of calcium and magnesium. And thanks to H2o Solutions dry brine tank system, our customers need less sodium chloride to replenish the system because it lasts longer. We take water softening efficiency to a new level.

Don’t be fooled by “salt-free” systems — they aren’t technically water softeners. If you have any concerns about how a water softener could influence the amount of sodium you consume, you can always replace sodium chloride with potassium chloride. Potassium chloride is more expensive, but thanks to H2o Solutions smart and efficient systems, we help you get the most out of every supply.

Make Your Life Easier, Make Your Life Better

With water softeners, you can use less soap and still get clean. Softeners help clothes last longer. They prevent coffee makers, dishwashers and washing machines from breaking down before their time.

Ultimately, you spend less time worrying about getting clean and you spend more time being clean. You also spend less money fixing broken appliances and buying soap.

H2o Solutions Helps You Save Money

So you’re considering a water-softening system. Why trust H2o Solutions? We’re not just a water softener installation company — we design whole-home smart systems that save you even more time and money.

With our advanced technology, every aspect of your system is monitored around the clock. In addition, using our high-efficiency, smart dry brine tank means an average sodium chloride supply lasts more than double the length of time as other systems.

With our whole-home water filtration system, you will see an incredible difference in how your water feels, tastes and cleans. Schedule a complimentary water test with H2o Solutions today, and find out if a water softener is right for your home.

Schedule a free in-home water test today!