Hard vs soft water

Invest in soft water to protect your home and your family

The content and quality of the water which enters our homes varies depending on where you are in the country and the time of year

You may have noticed a difference when you travel from hard water areas to soft water areas. The soft water will feel softer to the touch, can leave your hair in a better condition or you may find your skin benefits from a reduction in dryness or outbreaks.

This difference is down to the existence (or not) of minerals in the water. Hard water contains calcium and magnesium, which are picked up as the water filters through rocks and across the ground before entering our water system. Soft water, on the other hand, does not contain these chemicals.

There are many documented and anecdotal benefits to softening your water, including benefits to the home, health and cost savings.

If you’d like to find out what kind of water your home has, and for a demonstration of what a water softener can do for you, get in touch today or use our ‘Get a quote’ form below.

What is hard water?

Water can become “hard” when it passes through rocks and across the ground before entering our water supply.

As it moves, water picks up mineral deposits including calcium and magnesium. These minerals can have a number of undesirable consequences for your home and your family. Most notably calcium gives rise to limescale deposits on your surfaces, taps and within your pipes and appliances.

If you’re wondering about the taste of softener water then we can usually keep a hard tap for you or install a new one so you have the option of drinking soft or hard water.

Hardness map with key

Hard and soft water areas

The hardness of your water varies depending on the area of the country you live. There are certain areas where hard water is much more of a problem. There are very few areas of the country with truly soft water and this is because all water from rainfall picks up mineral deposits as it moves through the land. Water hardness is measured in parts per million (PPM).

Our expert advisors are aware of the water hardness in your area. If you would like to find out how a water softener can benefit you and your home, book your free quote with us using the form on this page.

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