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What is the Difference Between Hard & Soft Water?

Posted on May 25th, 2016

Despite what you might think, water hardness has little to do with how the water in your home feels.  Instead, the hardness and softness of your water has to do with the minerals that make up the water. Hard water is full of dissolved minerals, while soft water only contains sodium.

Do you know which you have in your home? Here are a few tips to help you tell the difference.

  • Do You Notice Spots? – Do you notice that your water leaves spots on your dishes, shower doors, and sinks?  These spots are actually deposits of minerals from the water in your home. If you have these spots, you have minerals in your water.

  • Hair & Skin – Hard water can be harsher on skin and hair, while water that is too soft might leave your hair feeling oily.

  • Taste – Some people find that hard water tastes different from soft water. You may find that hard water tastes slightly more bitter, while soft water may taste slightly salty.

Give us a call today for FREE water analysis.  We are happy to meet and answer any questions you may have about the type of water in your home, and how we can filter it to suit your family and home needs. We offer saltless systems, whole house conditioners, reverse osmosis systems, water softeners and water conditioners.

Visit our website to learn more about the plumbing services we offer or give us a call at (602) 649-6435 to speak with our staff directly:

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