Hard vs soft water

Invest in soft water to protect your home and your family

The water which enters our homes is different 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?

Hard water is a natural occurrence when water 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, whilst natural, have a number of negative effects for your home, health and family, so leaving them in the water is usually undesirable.

The only exception to this is drinking water. Some people simply prefer the taste of hard water – which is why all of our water softeners come with a soft water bypass tap as standard.

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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