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What is Hard Water?

Hard water is a common water problem found in millions of homes. Whether your water supply is through an underground well or connected to the city water system, dissolved mineral deposits in the groundwater, such as calcium and magnesium, increase the hardness of the water.

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) classifies hard water as having 61 mg/L of calcium carbonate, or more in the water. A simple water test can reveal the level of hardness in your water supply.

Common Hard Water Symptoms

While hard water isn't harmful to your health, it can be detrimental to your plumbing, appliances, and laundry that use hard water. Depending on its hardness, the water may be cloudy, have an odor, or an unpleasant aftertaste. Hard water also causes calcium deposits to accumulate in appliances like the coffee maker, washing machine, and water heater, for example, reducing its useful life. So, you may have to replace them more often.

  • Spotty glasses and dishes
  • Soap scum in sinks and tubs
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Laundry is fading or hard to clean
  • Rings around the drain
  • Stains on faucets and appliances
  • Limescale buildup in plumbing
  • Bad water taste/odor

One of the most common symptoms of hard water are spots on your glassware and dishware. It is caused by the calcium deposits reacting to the soap and detergent, especially when the water is hot. You may also notice rings around the drain and toilet stains when you have hard water. It will also take longer to rinse the soap while bathing or doing laundry, increasing water usage. The mineral deposits and metals causing hard water can also clog plumbing pipes with limescale buildup leading to expensive repairs or early replacement.

Solving Hard Water Problems

Our whole house water softener systems work with both well and city water and solve your hard water problems everywhere you use water. We use a safe, healthy, and reliable process that instantly removes the iron, calcium, magnesium, and other deposits to soften the water. Since it is connected directly to your main water supply, you will enjoy crystal clear, sparkling water from every faucet in the house.

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  • Your hair and skin will look and feel cleaner, silkier, and softer.
  • Your appliances will use less water and last longer.
  • You can finally say hello to spot-free dishes and glasses.
  • No more soap scum in tubs and sinks.
  • Clothes will launder brighter and cleaner too.
  • With fresh, crystal clear water, you will enjoy better tasting foods and beverages.
  • Eliminates the buildup of limescale deposits in your plumbing pipes.

Get better tasting, crystal clear water for the entire family. Let our experienced Home and Business Water Specialists recommend the best hard water treatment solution for your home or business. Schedule a Free On-Site Water Needs Analysis today!

We sell and install the absolute best water softener systems in Wappingers Falls and the entire Hudson Valley area of NY, including Orange Lake NY, Middletown NY, Pine Plains NY, Vails Gate NY, Phoenicia NY, and many more towns. Choose cleaner water with The Water Source!