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Posts Tagged ‘Hard Water’

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If your home has ‘hard water,’ you might notice the effects without even realizing the underlying issue. You may see that dishes are spotty when you take them out of the dishwasher. Your clothes don’t quite feel clean after a run in the washing machine. There may even be a film on your shower walls […]

Appliances Damaged by Hard Water

Many Americans find that over time, appliances begin to clog and water heaters lose efficiency. After all, 85% of Americans have hard water in their homes. ‘Hard water’ has a high content of minerals, particularly calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). Hard water originated in the US over the millennia, as water erosion dissolved rock and […]

Scale Build Up in your Water Heater

Consumers generally do their research when it comes to purchasing appliances. They not only look for competitive pricing amongst manufacturers, but consider the efficiency and how expensive the unit is to operate. The familiar Energy Star logo and label serve as testament to their cost effectiveness, but what about the water that runs through it? […]

Guide to Water Conditioners / Softeners: Available Technologies Treating Hard Water Let’s recap a few definitions mentioned in the history of water softeners page. Hard water is water that has a high concentration of dissolved minerals, especially calcium. In general any water containing more then 3 grains of hardness is considered hard water. Soft water […]

Guide to Water Softeners: A History The Birth of Water Treatment The first documented attempts to treat drinking water were recorded in ancient Greek and Sanskrit writings that date back to 2000 B.C. By the early 1900s, water treatment experimentation had turned from the prevention of waterborne diseases to the creation of softer water. It […]