PROBLEM: Hard Water
Hard water problems are the most common of all water treatment problems in the home. It will likely take some type of special treatment such as a water softener to solve this problem. Hard water is a generic term that means ground water has picked up minerals from the earth such as magnesium and chalky calcium. Water with high levels of calcium can clog pipes with mineral build up left behind as the water flows through the pipes.
- Hard water reduces the ability of soap to lather;
- Minerals form a sticky scum with the soap and prevent easy rinsing of anything being washed;
- Water spots on your dishes and glasses with water spots;
- White chalky scale or residue left behind with hard water;