What Exactly Is Hard Water
Hard water is simply water that has a mineral content. Magnesium and calcium deposits are left behind after the water actually evaporates. Hard water is classified by how many grains of hardness per gallon exist. If you live in specific towns in northern New Jersey there is a good chance, your water is pretty hard.
Hard water affects your home, your health and your pocketbook. It is extremely hard on appliances, clothing and your physicality. Time is money and cleaning or trying to clean hard water stains is almost a full time job. Check out this YouTube video wherein Brent Holland tries 4 different ways to clean off hard water stains. It appears Oxalic Acid does the trick – how much Oxalic Acid do you have in your home and why would you want to have it in your home? Anything that says ‘acid’ doesn’t have a positive connotation to me and it shouldn’t’ for you either. A safer more consistent way to rid your home of this problem is with a water softening system. Learn more about hard water, have your water tested, get a softener installed and then rest easy.
|Classification||mg/l or ppm||grains/gal|
|Soft||0 – 17.1||0 – 1|
|Slightly hard||17.1 – 60||1 – 3.5|
|Moderately hard||60 – 120||3.5 – 7.0|
|Hard||120 – 180||7.0 – 10.5|
|Very Hard||180 & over||10.5 & over|