What is hard
Water is hard when it contains certain amounts of minerals
such as calcium and magnesium, commonly known as limestone, chalk or gypsum.
You may not see these minerals until your water is heated or until you add a
chemical compound like detergent or soap. This is when these minerals come
out of the water and attack your plumbing/heating system and cause many
other problems in you home.
Each of these problems can cost you substantial amounts of money.
Problems caused by hard
Damage to pipes and heating systems
Dry skin, skin ailments, dull & limp hair
Poor laundering results
Difficulty in cleaning floors, sinks and bathtubs
Soap curd causing streaks/spots on dishes
How to recognize hard
Soap doesn't lather
Glasses are cloudy
Rings and stains in tubs, sinks & toilets
Discolored and rough clothing