How to Test Water Hardness
Water hardness is an issue that arises when a home’s water supply contains calcium or magnesium. While trace amounts of these minerals are not harmful to ingest, they can pose other problems. As the water dries, the calcium and magnesium are left behind on surfaces. This can lead to soap scum build up in your tubs, residue left behind on sinks, and crusty buildup in your pipes, plumbing fixtures, and the pumps and drains of your water-using appliances. You might also notice issues with bathing, including soaps that do not lather, and skin and hair that are left feeling dry.
In order to resolve these problems, you must first ensure that hard water is the culprit. The best way to do this is to have your home’s water supply tested for hardness. While there are at-home test kits that you can use, simply diagnosing the issue of hard water does not tell you how to solve the problem.
Instead, you can turn to a RainSoft technician who can perform a water hardness test in your home completely free of charge. This knowledgeable professional will not only be able to tell you the degree to which your water is hard, but can also recommend the best course of treatment based on the severity of the issue and your household water consumption. What’s more, a RainSoft technician will also be able to diagnose any other issues with your water, such as the presence of contaminants in drinking water. To have your home’s water tested for hardness, contact your RainSoft today to schedule a complimentary in-home water test.