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How To Test For Hard Water

Ashley deHaan
Publication date:
December 10, 2021
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the common signs of hard water and provides three methods to test for hard water. The soap test method involves using a plain soap to determine the amount of foaming in the water. The DIY test kit method requires dipping a test strip into a glass of water and observing color changes. The last method is to check with your city or water provider. The article also explains that water hardness is a measure of how much calcium and magnesium is present in water and can cause problems such as build-up, lower water pressure, and require costly repairs. Some of the common signs of hard water include white, chalky residue or scaly build-up, spots on dishes when they come out of the dishwasher, and dry skin and dull, brittle hair.


hard water, water hardness, calcium, magnesium, soap test, DIY test kit, water quality report, water treatment, Enercare.

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Ashley deHaan
How To Test For Hard Water
December 10, 2021
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