What is Hard Water?
If you have hard water in your home, you may experience problems with your supply. As water is transported to your home, it can gather minerals along the way. Although this isn’t highly dangerous or hazardous to your health, it can cause unwanted complications in the long term. When you have hard water, minerals such as calcium and magnesium accumulate in your supply and cause many troublesome inconveniences with your pipes, appliances and fixtures. There are four water hardness levels you should know about:
- Soft Water – 0 to 60 mg/L
- Moderately Hard – 61 to 120 mg/L
- Hard – 121-180 mg/L
- Very Hard – 181+ mg/L
Ideally, you want to stay in the soft range. Our experts at Atlantic Blue Water Center are always on-hand to offer you guidance and solutions for navigating hard water in your home. You and your family deserve water that is safe to drink, and we want to ensure you’re happy with your water supply. However, it can be difficult to tell if you have hard water to begin with. Therefore, we’ve provided a few telltale signs for you below.