Most water contains more than water.
Almost all of the water found in the U.S. is hard water. Hard water is water that is contaminated with dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, lead and limestone that can have negative impact on you, your household and your pocketbook. Depending on where you live, contaminants from sewage, industrial waste and agriculture run-off can also seep into your water supply.
Hard water produces scale.
If there are stains or buildup on your sinks and bathtubs… If you have to use large amounts of soap to clean dishes or wash your hair… or if your water tastes or smells, you probably have hard water. If left untreated, the minerals in water will cause yellow stains on plumbing fixtures and be deposited as scale, eventually clogging plumbing and shortening the life of appliances like washing machines, water heaters, and dishwashers. Scale deposits not only cut down on the efficiency of these appliances, they cost you money, increasing both energy and maintenance bills.
Soft water makes a difference you can feel and see, all over the house.
In the Bathroom: Your soap and shampoo will lather better. Your hair and skin will feel noticeably cleaner, softer, and not as dry. And there will be no soap scum or mineral deposits to clean off sinks, showers, tubs and toilets.
In the Laundry: Clothes will be softer, cleaner, whiter and brighter, plus they will last longer. Using soft water and pure soap products increases the life of clothing, towels and linens up to 33%. Without hard water service issues, washing machines last longer.
In the Kitchen: Dishes will clean up more easily, and be spot free; a gray film will appear on glasses when etched by mineral-laden water. Plus, hands will feel softer and look better.
Throughout the House: Water-using appliances will last longer and run better. Why? Because water heaters, washing machines and dishwashers used with hard water can wear out 30% faster.