As water moves through soil and rock, it dissolves small amounts of naturally occurring minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. These minerals make your water “hard,” which can be a nuisance throughout your home.
Most homes have hard water, whether it is supplied by a private well or a municipality. Unfortunately, many people mistake the telltale signs of hard water and blame the problems on inadequate cleaners and detergents or poor-performing appliances. Or they resign themselves to the fact that these problems are simply a way of life. In fact, many homeowners spend a significant amount of time, money and energy fighting the hard water battle.
Why is soft water better?