Hard Water vs. Soft Water: What Does It Matter? - Biard & Crockett

Hard Water vs. Soft Water: What Does It Matter?

Soft vs hard water

Today, we’re going to dive into the world of H2O and explore the battle between hard water and soft water!

So, what’s all this about, and why should it matter to you?

What’s actually the difference?

First off, don’t let the words “hard” and “soft” water confuse you – they don’t have anything to do with how the water feels. They describe the amount of certain minerals – mainly calcium and magnesium – in your water.

“Hard water” is rich in these minerals. It picks them up while flowing through rock and soil. On the flip side, “soft water” has fewer of these minerals. Rainwater, for instance, is naturally soft, but as it travels through the ground, it can change to hard water.

Which is better for your home?

Now, why should you care? Well, hard water isn’t harmful to your health, but it can be tough on your home and your wallet.

How so? Have you ever noticed a white, crusty buildup around your faucets, showerheads, or in your kettle? That’s limescale, caused by hard water. Over time, this buildup can lead to inefficiencies and damages in your appliances and plumbing system. That’s less money in your pocket, and more time spent on cleaning and maintenance. Not to mention, hard water can make your dishes look spotty, your laundry feel scratchy, and your skin and hair feel dry.

On the other hand, soft water, with its lower mineral content, is gentler on your home and appliances. It can increase the lifespan of your appliances, make cleaning easier, and even save you money on soap, as it lathers better in soft water.

How we can help

So, what can you do about hard water? That’s where we come in. At Biard & Crockett, we can recommend and install a water softener.

Remember, soft water isn’t just a luxury; it’s an investment in the longevity of your home appliances and the health of your skin and hair. It’s about saving time, reducing cleaning headaches, and enjoying a more efficient home.

So, whether you’re battling stubborn soap scum, concerned about your appliance’s longevity, or just curious about your water’s hardness, call us anytime at (714) 602-1299, or schedule an appointment on our website.

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