What is Hard Water Made Of?

What is Hard Water Made Of?Two common minerals give water its hardness, calcium and magnesium. While the term “hard water” may indicate otherwise, at first glance, hard water isn’t that much different from soft water. But while you can’t typically identify hard water by looking at it or touching it (although soft water does leave your skin and hair feeling slicker than hard water does), hard water can still have some very noticeable effects. For instance, hard water tends to leave water stains on dishes, a rough feeling on washed clothes, and white residue on bathroom fixtures.

In order to find out whether you have hard water in your home, consider getting a complimentary in-home water hardness and drinking water test from RainSoft. Not only will we be able to tell you whether the water in your home is hard, we’ll also inform you of any other unwanted elements in your water or overly high concentrations of any additives, such as chlorine. If you decide to schedule a RainSoft water test, here is the process you can expect:

  • One of our knowledgeable representatives will visit your home on a pre-scheduled date and time.
  • The representative will take a sample of water from your kitchen faucet and test it right in your home.
  • Within a few minutes, you’ll know the results of your water test and our representative will help to answer any of your questions.
  • If any problems are found with your water, the RainSoft representative will make recommendations for which of our systems can best treat your water.

If you’re mostly concerned about hard water, you can rest assured knowing we have a powerful water softener that exchanges the calcium and magnesium found in hard water with sodium or potassium, making the water throughout your home soft.

To learn more about how to treat water hardness in your home or to schedule your complimentary water test, call RainSoft today.