Hard water dries out skin and makes hair brittle. It causes soap scum in tubs and showers and spots on faucets, fixtures and dishes. It also causes scaling in appliances and water heaters, which results in a reduction of efficiency, costly repairs, high operation costs and premature replacement.
Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and, in many cases, iron. Most homes and businesses have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. The degree of hardness becomes greater as the calcium and magnesium content increases. In many cases, people don’t even realize their water is hard or how much time, money and energy is spent fighting the hard water battle.