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Should Your Landlord Provide A Water Softener?

 

They're not legally required to, but should a landlord provide a water softener to their tenants? There are a few advantages to that approach on top of the general benefits of having a water softener in your dwelling - read on to learn more. For all your water softener needs, trust the experts at WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing. Since 1994, WaterSmart Systems has consistently offered its customers in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and the surrounding areas innovative, quality products and excellent service as a water softener and full plumbing service company. Contact us today!

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331

 

Guelph 519-836-2543

 


"My wife and I recently purchased a home that did not have a water softener since the house was built. One company advised us to use the plumbing stack for drainage because of the location of the main water pipe, this was understandable. However, Watersmart advised us with a better alternative. Since they were licensed plumbers, they were able to find a location to cut some water pipes, and install the water softener near our laundry drain. They are very skilled professionals, and have great customer service. We also bought a reverse osmosis from them. They gave us detailed instructions on how to operate the softener and reverse osmosis. I would recommend these guys. Thank you Watersmart." - William

 

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Should Your Landlord Provide A Water Softener?

 

According to the Canada Rental Guide, tenants have the right to expect working plumbing and hot and cold running water in their dwellings. There's nothing in there about water softeners, but it's beneficial to both parties for the landlord to install one if necessary.

 

1. Less maintenance on appliances and pipes

 

Hard water contains high levels of magnesium and calcium. Over time, and if left untreated, it damages appliances by leaving behind a scaly buildup of those minerals on the insides, thus decreasing their lifespans and reducing efficiency. 

 

By installing a water softener, landlords will put less stress on the appliances. This will convert to fewer repairs and replacement costs, saving hard earned money over time. 

 

Additionally, that build up can weaken water pressure as the limescale buildup develops in the pipes. 

 

For a quick fix, here's how to get rid of the buildup. A water softener is the way to go in the long run, however.

 

Landlords can extend the life of appliances by installing a water softener.

 

 

2. Make life easier for tenants

 

Hard water can be a real nuisance around the home. Apart from affecting the inside of your appliances, you may also notice a film forming on your dishes and residue left behind on bathroom faucets and fixtures. Some people notice that hard water makes their laundry feel stiff and look less vibrant, and also complain that soaps and shampoos make less lather if used with hard water.

 

Hard water is safe to drink, but it can exacerbate eczema and cause other skin irritations or a dry scalp. On top of that, an increased intake of magnesium may cause a negative change in bowel habits, namely diarrhea, and drinking-water in which both magnesium and sulphate are present in high concentrations (~250 mg/l each) can have a laxative effect. 

 

Let's be honest: nobody wants that.

 

A water softener reduces issues with your dishes, clothes, and skin that are caused by hard water.

 

 

3. Reduce monthly energy bills

 

As mentioned above, any appliance that uses water - from your coffee pot to your dishwasher - functions more efficiently with soft water. There is no limescale interfering with transferring heat or clogging pipes, and you won't have to worry about using more water than necessary to clean dishes and clothes. This not only translates into less hassle on a day-to-day basis but also leads to significant savings on monthly bills. 

 

A water heater, for example, will use 22%-29% less energy over a year if it uses soft water. This is because 1/16-inch of scale on a pipe reduces energy transfer by 12%. The average home uses a lot of hot water every day, so your water heater is a big part of your energy bill. Making your appliances more efficient can save you a ton of money.

 

With a water softener, you are able to get so much more out of your water, so you won’t need to use as much. All of the above makes the living space more appealing to tenants, makes life easier for landlords, and proves a water softener is a worthwhile investment for rental properties. Talk about a win-win!

 

 

Making appliances more efficient with a water softener can save you a ton of money.

 

 

Need a water softener? Trust WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing

 

As we have seen, the answer to "should a landlord provide a water softener" is a resounding "yes." When it comes time to make a purchase, trust the experts at WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing

 

WaterSmart is a locally run business and all of our customers are important to us - we always treat them like family. If you decide to purchase a water softener from us, we promise to give you the best service possible, just like we would with our own family.

 

Our water softeners and filters extend the lifespan of household appliances and prevent unsightly staining. They reduce the use of soap and cleaning products, which will save you money and create less waste and pollution. 

 

We know not all water is the same, and that's why our trained personnel can test your home's water to identify the right product(s) for you. Regardless of your water conditions, WaterSmart Systems offers the best solution.

 

Our factory-trained professionals are all fully insured so you can be sure that they know how to install and set-up your new water softener so that it performs at the highest level possible. They will also take the time to show you how it works and answer any questions that you may have. Don't forget - Basic installation is FREE with the purchase of any new WaterSmart water softener!

 

Contact WaterSmart online, give us a call, or visit our Waterloo location to talk to someone in person about setting up a water softener.

 

 

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How Hard Is The Water in Kitchener? Find Out Here!

 

You may be aware that the area has some of the hardest water in Canada, but just how hard is the water in Kitchener? Read on to learn more. Knowing your water hardness will help you select and set up a water softener that will meet the needs of your household. Once you know your water hardness, click here to find ideal softener for your home. Then, trust WaterSmart to sell you the best available unit, and to install it in your home free of charge. For more information, contact us or visit one of our locations today!

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
 
Guelph 519-836-2543

 

"Just wanted to thank Scott and Paul for the good service yesterday when they installed my new water softener. They called ahead and said they would be arriving in 10 - 15 mins and worked diligently for the 1 1/2 hrs or so they were here. Took boots off at the door and were very careful with the cart as they moved up and down the stairs. Gave my wife and I instructions at the finish and were very professional. Everything cleaned up at the end. Good job and well done!" - Bob Reith

 

Read more customer reviews.

 

 

How Hard Is The Water In Kitchener?

 

Kitchener has a unique water challenge as it has some of the hardest water in all of Canada. Kitchener has a water hardness level of 17-36 grains per gallon - depending on what neighbourhood you live in. Compare that to the national average in Canada of 10.5 grains per gallon - that's 2 to 3 times the national average! Getting the right water softener that can handle this kind of water hardness is important to fully eliminate the problems the water in Kitchener can cause.

 

Check out this map to see how hard the water is in your home, and click on the map to be directed to the interactive version:

 

 

 

Water hardness in Kitchener ranges from 17-36 grains per gallon.

 

 

Why is Kitchener's water so hard?

 

According to Water Softener Facts, municipalities in the Grand River Watershed rely on groundwater for their drinking water supply. Groundwater is typically hard because it absorbs minerals from the earth it flows through, specifically calcium and magnesium. Based on the 17-36 grains per gallon cited above, the following chart displays just how hard the water in Kitchener is. 

 

Classification

Water Hardness

Soft

0-1 grains per gallon

Slightly hard

1-3.5 gpg

Moderately hard

3.5-7 gpg

Hard

7-10.5 gpg

Very hard

10.5 gpg and over

 

 

 

Why does it matter if your water is hard?

 

While healthy to drink, hard water can cause a number of issues in your home. Some of these problems include:

  • Damage to your dishwasher, washing machine, and hot water heater due to mineral build-up
  • Calcium build-up in your shower
  • Sink and toilet bowl stains
  • Damage to your plumbing pipes
  • Difficulties getting your dishes and laundry clean
  • Damage to your clothing, causing it to wear out faster

Without proper maintenance and precautions, the efficiency of appliances, such as tanked water heaters, will decrease over time due to mineral or scale accumulation.  As a result, residents of areas with hard water often use water softeners to remove the hardness of water.

 

 

 Municipalities in the Grand River Watershed rely on groundwater for their drinking water supply.

 

 

 

Why you should install a water softener

 

Installing a water softener will remove the minerals found in Kitchener's very hard water supply and thereby make your water soft. To find out how a water softener removes these minerals, click here

 

Hard water is safe to drink, but exposure could exacerbate eczema, and can also cause skin irritation or a dry scalp.

 

There are many different types of water softeners on the market. It is important to purchase a water softener that can handle the amount of hardness in your water, keeping up with the amount of water that your family uses. To determine the size of water softener that you require, click here.

 

The main reasons you may want to purchase a water softener are:

  • to lower energy consumption by reducing scale build-up in water heaters
  • to reduce the amount of soap needed to create a lather
  • to maintain plumbing fixture appearance and function
  • to enjoy the feel of softened water when washing.

 

 

WaterSmart's softeners are programmed with Kitchener's hard water in mind.

 

 

 

How Hard Is The Water in Kitchener? WaterSmart Knows!

 

Because of the unique and challenging water hardness issues found in the city of Kitchener, it is a good idea to purchase a water softener from a company that is familiar with the Kitchener area. WaterSmart is a locally owned and operated Kitchener business. For over 25 years, we have been helping the residents of Kitchener solve their hard water issues.

 

The professionals at WaterSmart can help you calculate your exact water hardness level and corresponding softening needs to determine the appropriate softener for you. We will then install and program your softener so that it operates with the highest efficiency.

 

We will also teach you how to operate and maintain it. Contact the water softener experts at WaterSmart today, and we will gladly answer all of your water-related questions.

 

 

 

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How to Add Salt to Your Kenmore Water Softener

 

 

Now that Sears has ceased operating, many Kenmore water softener owners are left with inquiries about their units that can't be answered at the point of purchase. In this article, we will discuss how to add salt. If you are experiencing additional problems with your Kenmore water softener, trust WaterSmart - we often get calls with a range of problems and issues, and no matter the nature of the problem, we can fix it. 

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
 
Guelph 519-836-2543

 


"I have bought my water at Watersmart for years and when I needed a softener I asked about their products in the showroom and the staff member impressed me with his knowledge about their softeners. I purchased a softener which they installed a couple days later exactly as they had promised. The installer did a very clean installation and told me some information about softeners that the service person from my old softener company never told me that would have saved me a lot of aggravation with my old softener. I would recommend this company to anyone." - John Zuk

 

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How to Add Salt to Your Kenmore Water Softener 

 

Making sure there's a sufficient amount of salt in your tank is an essential aspect of running your Kenmore water softener. It is not necessary to fill it to full, but it is not necessary to fill it to capacity. In humid areas, it is best to fill your storage tank no more than half full and to add salt more often. Salt bridging occurs more often when conditions are humid.

 

For Kenmore water softeners, it's recommended that you use nugget or pellet salt. DO NOT use rock salts, as they have dirt and sediments that will stop the softener from working. The Use & Care Guide actually suggests using Potassium Chloride, which is not a salt in the strictest of terms. It's a bit more expensive, but the makers of Kenmore water softeners believe it's the way to go.

 

Steps to Follow:

 

1. Place only one bag of Potassium Chloride (KCl) in your softener at a time (the salt storage tank should contain no more than 60 pounds of KCl at any one time).

 

2. A softener using KCl should not be placed in areas with temperature fluctuations and high humidity (KCl will harden in these environments and may make the softener inoperable).

 

3. Check the brine tank (contains water that is saturated with salt) monthly. If hardening is present, pour small amounts of warm water onto hardened areas until they loosen.

 

4. Be sure to set “Salt Type” on the controller to “KCl”. This setting adjusts the regeneration cycle times to compensate for the different rate at which KCl dissolves.

 

5. To maintain optimum performance of your water softener, the salt tank should be cleaned out every 2 to 3 years

 

If after all this you are still concerned about your drinking water, consider a reverse osmosis drinking water system that will remove in excess of 90% of sodium and other drinking water contaminants. While hard water has not been proven to be detrimental, it's still good to know the facts. Contact WaterSmart today if you have any additional questions.

 

Why Your Softener Needs Salt

 

In areas with high hard water content, water softeners become an important part of a household. As water travels through the ground, it picks up minerals like calcium and magnesium. Water softeners remove these minerals - improving the water quality and softening it. 

 

One component in this process is salt. Water softener salt acts by binding to the calcium and magnesium particles in the water source. This happens when negatively charged chloride binds with the positively charged calcium and magnesium ions.

 

For more, be sure to check out our article on How a Water Softener Works - The Science Behind Getting Soft Water.

 

Other Types of Salt

 

Potassium Chloride has already been mentioned, but there are three other types of salt that are available for use in your Kenmore water softener. They are rock salt, evaporated salt, and solar salt.

  • Rock Salt is the most economical of the three, but tends to less soluble and will often cause maintenance issues with clogging. 
  • Solar salt is usually found in pellet or crystal form and is created by evaporating sea water. It is more soluble than rock salt but may have difficulty coping with extremely hard water.
  • Evaporated Salts are usually the most expensive but also the most pure. This means that it is the least likely to cause clogging.

Visit a WaterSmart location today to pick up the best option for your unit. 

 

For further reading, click here for our article on Kenmore Water Softener: Common Problems and Solutions.

 

Maintaining Your Kenmore Water Softener

 

At WaterSmart, we recommend that homeowners regularly check their water softener salt levels. Most water softeners should be checked at least monthly and more often if your tank regenerates frequently.

 

Begin by making sure your water softener is the correct size for your property. If your softener is too small, it will regenerate more frequently, causing you to use an excessive amount of water and salt, increasing your operating costs and shortening the lifespan of your unit. On the other hand, if your softener is too large for your home, it will not regenerate frequently enough, thus causing hardness to stick to the resin in the softener. This decreases the life of the resin and also increases your operating costs.

 

For further reading, check out our article on How to Maintain Sears Water Softeners Without Warranty.

 

 

Contact us if you are concerned that your water softener is not up to the job, or if you are in the market for a new water softener. We are ready to answer all your questions about salt types and their various advantages and disadvantages.

 

 

 

Trust WaterSmart With Your Kenmore Water Softener

 

We have been in operation for over 20 years and have seen just about everything when it comes to Kenmore water softeners. If you have a problem, we can fix it, whether it be a motor issue, salt bridge, resin issues, blockages, leaks, or some other less common problem. 

 

If you have a problem that needs fixing, feel free to give us a call, send us an email, or visit one of our locations today for a free estimate to have it repaired. We service the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and the surrounding areas.

 

 

 

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Water Softener Installation in Waterloo: What to Expect

 

Water softener installation in Waterloo is important because of the area's unique water challenges. You should, therefore, invest in a water softener designed and programmed specifically to meet your home's needs. Read on to discover what to expect after taking that step. WaterSmart's water softeners have been designed and custom programmed for local water, and we have a high level of experience and expertise that allows us to excel in the cities we operate in. If you require a water softener installation in Waterloo, contact WaterSmart today!

 

 

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
 
Guelph 519-836-2543

 


"Effective installation team, reasonable price, and knowledgeable about related products." - Christine Tsou
 

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Water Softener Installation in Waterloo: What to Expect

 

If you are considering the purchase of a water softener but are concerned about the installation process, allow us to help. WaterSmart sells the best water softeners in the business, and we also perform the water softener installation in Waterloo and the surrounding area. Our factory trained technicians will expertly set up and install any water softener. 

 

Installation is always free when you purchase a new water softener from WaterSmart. 

 

 

What you can expect

 

When you purchase a water softener from WaterSmart, here's what you can expect:

  • Water softener delivery and installation
  • Replacement of any existing residential water softener in the same location within the home
  • Set-up and program of the softener unit
  • Removal of the old water softener free of charge - unless it is a rental unit
  • Testing to ensure proper operation
  • Demonstration of how the unit works and how much salt to add on a regular basis
  • Clean up of the job site.

If you buy one of our Smart Series water softeners, you will notice that it will be installed a little differently than the conventional softener. This is to make it even more efficient and with the unique water challenges found in Waterloo in mind.

 

 

WaterSmart's softeners are designed for Waterloo's water challenges and installed free of charge.

 

 

Water challenges unique to Waterloo

 

Waterloo has some of the hardest water in all of Canada. Waterloo's hardness level is 17-38 grains per gallon as compared to the national average in Canada of 10.5 grains. More specifically, we find that residents near uptown Waterloo usually have the hardest water at 32-38 grains per gallon and the second hardest water is generally found on the West side of town at 24-32 grains per gallon. You can find out your specific water hardness here

 

Hard water can present a number of problems in your home, including:

 

  •  Difficulties getting dishes or laundry clean
  •  Damage to your clothing causing them to wear out faster
  •  Damage to your washing machine
  •  Damage to your dishwasher
  •  Calcium buildup in your shower
  •  Sink stains
  •  Toilet bowl stains
  •  Plumbing pipe damage
     

Getting the right water softener that can handle water hardness is important to fully eliminate the problems that the water in Kitchener can cause. For more, you should also read Water Softeners - The Most Effective Option for your Water Supply.

 

 

 

Waterloo has some of the hardest water in all of Canada.

 

 

 

Should you do it yourself or rely on professional installation?

 

You may want to take a crack at installation, but remember this task requires a healthy amount of specialization. A botched installation could result in serious leaks in your basement, which can damage flooring and cause mold if not dealt with immediately!

 

Trained technicians will safely deliver and install your new water softener and hook it up to any necessary plumbing. They will set-up and program your new unit and test it to make sure that it is functioning properly. They will also show you how to properly maintain your softener and give you instructions about how the unit works. Once the installation is complete, they will remove your previous softener, if you had one, and clean up the job site.  

 

WaterSmart has 20+ years of experience in Kitchener and the surrounding areas. Our highly trained plumbers know what they are doing and can expertly handle any unforeseen challenges that might arise during the installation.

 

Click here to learn what is the ideal water softener for your home.

 

 

 

Installation is always free with the purchase of any WaterSmart water softener.

 


Trust WaterSmart for Water Softener Installation in Waterloo

 

WaterSmart is a locally run business and most of our customers come from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Our customers are important to us and we always treat them as family. If you decide to purchase a water softener from us, we promise to give you the best service possible, just like we would with our own family.

 

Our factory-trained professionals are all fully insured so you can be sure that they know how to install and set-up your new water softener so that it performs at the highest level possible. They will also take the time to show you how it works and answer any questions that you may have.

 

Visit one of our locations or click here and contact us today to set up a convenient time for your water softener installation. 

 

 

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Water Softener Installation in Kitchener: What to Expect

 

 

When planning a water softener installation in Kitchener, it's important to invest in the most effective units designed and programmed specifically for the water in the area. Read on to discover what to expect from the process. WaterSmart's water softeners have been designed and custom programmed for the water of the city of Kitchener. We only operate in a small number of cities, so this allows us to focus on the cities we operate in. If you require a water softener installation in Kitchener, contact WaterSmart today!

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
 
Guelph 519-836-2543

 

"Just wanted to thank Scott and Paul for the good service yesterday when they installed my new water softener. They called ahead and said they would be arriving in 10 - 15 mins and worked diligently for the 1 1/2 hrs or so they were here. Took boots off at the door and were very careful with the cart as they moved up and down the stairs. Gave my wife and I instructions at the finish and were very professional. Everything cleaned up at the end. Good job and well done!" - Bob Reith

 

Read more customer reviews here

 

 

Water Softener Installation in Kitchener: What to Expect

 

So, you've purchased a water softener and need to have it installed - what should you do next? With WaterSmart, for example, it's not a worry. WaterSmart not only sells the best water softeners in the business, but we also do the water softener installation in Kitchener and the surrounding area. Our factory trained technicians can expertly set up and install any water softener. 

 

Installation is always free when you purchase a new water softener from WaterSmart. 

 

 

What you can expect

 

When you purchase a water softener from WaterSmart, we will:

  • Deliver your new water softener
  • Install the new water softener and hook it up to any necessary plumbing
  • Replace any existing residential water softener in the same location within the home
  • Set-up and program the softener unit
  • Remove and haul away the old water softener free of charge - unless it is a rental unit
  • Test to ensure proper operation
  • Demonstrate how the unit works and how much salt to add on a regular basis
  • Clean up the job site.

Additionally, if you purchase one of our Smart Series water softeners, you will notice that it will be installed a little differently than the conventional softener. This is to make it even more efficient. This is done when we program the softener with the unique water challenges found in Kitchener in mind.

 

 

WaterSmart's softeners are designed for Kitchener's water challenges and installed free of charge.

 

 

Water challenges unique to Kitchener

 

Kitchener has a unique water challenge, as it has some of the hardest water in all of Canada. Kitchener has a water hardness level of 20-32 grains per gallon in most of the city, versus the national average in Canada of 10.5 grains per gallon. That is 2 to 3 times the level of water hardness than the average!

 

Hard water can present a number of problems in your home. Some of those problems include:

 

  •  Difficulties getting dishes or laundry clean
  •  Damage to your clothing causing them to wear out faster
  •  Damage to your washing machine
  •  Damage to your dishwasher
  •  Calcium buildup in your shower
  •  Sink stains
  •  Toilet bowl stains
  •  Plumbing pipe damage

Getting the right water softener that can handle this kind of water hardness is important to fully eliminate the problems the water in Kitchener can cause. For more, you should also read Water Softeners - The Most Effective Option for your Water Supply.

 

 

Kitchener has some of the hardest water in all of Canada.

 

 

 

DIY vs. professional installation

 

Savvy homeowners may want to take a crack at installation, but with a job that requires such specialization, why take the risk? A botched installation could result in serious leaks in your basement, which can damage flooring and cause mold if not dealt with immediately!

 

Trained technicians will safely deliver and install your new water softener and hook it up to any necessary plumbing. They will set-up and program your new unit and test it to make sure that it is functioning properly.

 

They will also show you how to properly maintain your softener and give you instructions about how the unit works. Once the installation is complete, they will remove your previous softener, if you had one, and clean up the job site.  

 

WaterSmart has 20+ years of experience in Kitchener and the surrounding areas. Our highly trained plumbers know what they are doing and can expertly handle any unforeseen challenges that might arise during the installation.

 

Click here to learn what is the ideal water softener for your home.

 

Installation is always free with the purchase of any WaterSmart water softener.

 

 

Trust WaterSmart for Water Softener Installation in Kitchener

 

WaterSmart is a locally run business and all of our customers come from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Our customers are important to us and we always treat them as family. If you decide to purchase a water softener from us, we promise to give you the best service possible, just like we would with our own family.

 

Our factory-trained professionals are all fully insured so you can be sure that they know how to install and set-up your new water softener so that it performs at the highest level possible. They will also take the time to show you how it works and answer any questions that you may have.

 

Pop into one of our locations or click here to contact us today to set up a convenient time for you to have your water softener installation. 

 

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5 Ways to Remove Hard Water Stains

Hard water stains can leave your bathroom and kitchen looking quite unsightly. Toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, and tiles can all be left looking grimy and soiled as a result of mineral deposits that remain well after hard water has dried. If you are tired of looking at the hard water stains that have collected around your home, read on to discover how to remove them. You should also consider installing a water softener in your home to avoid having these hard water stains develop in the first place - contact WaterSmart today, and we can get you set up conveniently and efficiently.

 

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
Guelph 519-836-2543

 

"Just wanted to thank Scott and Paul for the good service yesterday when they installed my new water softener. They called ahead and said they would be arriving in 10 - 15 mins and worked diligently for the 1 1/2 hrs or so they were here. Took boots off at the door and were very careful with the cart as they moved up and down the stairs. Gave my wife and I instructions at the finish and were very professional. Everything cleaned up at the end. Good job and well done!" - Bob Reith

 

Read more customer reviews here.

 

 

5 Ways to Remove Hard Water Stains

 

Hard water contains significant amounts of calcium and magnesium. While it's fine for drinking and gardening, hard water can cause mineral build-up in water heaters, pipes, dishwashers, and showerheads, reducing their flow and resulting in the hard water stains you're looking to get rid of. It may require a little elbow grease on a Saturday morning, plus an investment of money as well as time, but here are five suggestions on how to rid your home of pesky hard water stains.

 

 

If this is a regular sight when you shower, learn how to get rid of these hard water stains.

 

 

1. You can use white vinegar + water for light hard water stains

 

White vinegar that can be purchased at your local grocery store is the best tool you can use to combat the hard water stains that keep your surfaces from gleaming.

 

Prepare a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and when cleaning your glass shower door, sink, your floor tiles, toilets, or bathtubs, go ahead and thoroughly spray those spots with vinegar. Light hard water stains should come off with a wipe, but you can also soak a towel and let it sit on tough spots if need be.

 

Faucet aerators and shower heads can also be periodically soaked in this mixture to help maintain their flow.

 

 

White vinegar + water is a great way to get rid of hard water stains around the bathroom.

 

 

 2. You can also create a saline solution 

 

If you combine 1/2 a tablespoon of salt and water to create a saline solution, you can use the mixture to remove the mineral buildup with help of a clean cloth.

 

According to WikiHow, "The salt acts as a scouring powder and can cut through the stain. Apply the mixture to the area and use a clean cloth to rub the stain in a circular motion. Rinse the (surface) thoroughly when finished to remove all saltwater residue."

 

3. Water + baking soda can also help you get rid of hard water stains 

 

Reach into your fridge and pull out the baking soda, as this also acts as a safe abrasive that can be used to tackle hard water stains. This can be particularly useful to get rid of build up in between your bathroom tiling; dip an old toothbrush into your mixture of a 1/4 cup of baking soda and water and smear the paste over the surface of the stain and let sit for 15 minutes. After the mixture has settled in, scrub clean and rinse with water.

 

 

Baking soda is a safe abrasive that can be used to tackle hard water stains.

 

 

 

4. Try removing your hard water stains with lemon juice 

 

Additionally, you can try removing hard water stains using lemon juice. Simply spray fresh lemon juice on hard water scale build-up and rinse after 10 minutes. The benefit here is that your surface areas will come out smelling much better than if you use vinegar, although it may take a bit more scrubbing with this method.

 

5. Install a water softener in your home

 

One of the best ways to get rid of hard water stains is to prevent them from developing to begin with! To that end, we recommend installing a water softener in your home or having your existing unit repaired if you've allowed it to sit out of commission for some time.

 

A water softener may seem like an unnecessary expense, but if you see hard water stains developing in your home, it's something you can't ignore. Hard water can build up and do damage to pipes and appliances, so it is important to do something to soften your water to avoid having to prematurely replace them. A water softener can solve the hard water issue entirely. 

 

The Water Quality Association (WQA) commissioned a study in 2009 examining the impact of hard water on typical household appliances and fixtures. See some of the results below, via Water Right Group.

 

 

It's an investment, but entirely worth it when you consider the time and money you might have to spend on cleaning or replacing stained and clogged items around your house.

 

For more, be sure to check out our article on why you need a water softener in your home if hard water is an issue in your area.

 

 

Click here to get more information on installing a water softener in your home.

 

 

 

Trust WaterSmart to help rid your home of hard water stains

 

Since 1994, WaterSmart Systems has consistently offered its customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and surrounding areas innovative, quality products and excellent service. We are a water softener and full plumbing service company that you can trust. Along with our products that will serve all of your home water softening needs, we value our customers and getting them what they need and not pressuring them for sales. 

 

At WaterSmart we take our role in providing our customers with an adequate supply of clean and soft water seriously. If you are looking to be sure you have soft water, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help improve the quality of your water.

 

If you are concerned about your water supply, don't hesitate to contact us immediately. Trust WaterSmart, we know good water, and we know how to make sure you get it.

 

 

 

Sources:
https://www.wikihow.life/Remove-Hard-Water-Spots
https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Hard-Water-Stains-From-Glass
https://www.maidbrigade.com/house-cleaning-tips/how-to-remove-hard-water-stains/

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Guelph Plumbers - All You Need to Know in This Region

 

Exceptional Guelph plumbers can be hard to find! Read on to discover what you should be on the lookout for when seeking the services of best Guelph plumbers. With locations in Kitchener and Waterloo, the fully licensed and insured master plumbers at WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing are able to quickly and expertly perform any plumbing job in Guelph. You can trust WaterSmart to complete any size job with the highest quality workmanship and care - contact us today.

 

 

Guelph 519-836-2543

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331

 

"Hired their plumbers to rough in a washroom in my basement. Very skillful, knowledgeable and polite technicians. They took away the debris and cleaned the area carefully after they finished. They are willing to answer any of your questions. They took ownership of their jobs! If you are looking for a trustable plumber, this team is definitely your best choice!"

 

Read more customer reviews here.

 

Guelph Plumbers - All You Need to Know in This Region

 

If you live in Guelph, read on to discover - or be reminded of - what you need to know about plumbing in the Royal City. 

 

Guelph Plumbers Tackle Your City's Unique Water Challenges

 

According to the City website, Guelph is one of the largest Canadian cities to rely almost exclusively on groundwater for its drinking water supply. Groundwater comes from rain and melted snow that seeps into open spaces and cracks in soil and rock, and therefore contains high levels of magnesium and calcium - in other words, it's hard water.

 

Guelph has a water hardness level of 21-33 grains per gallon, which is quite high compared to the national average in Canada of 10.5 grains per gallon. To see how hard the water is in your neighbourhood, click here.

 

 

If you live in Guelph, you have some of the hardest water in Canada.

 

 

The City of Guelph maintains it "has some of the best drinking water in the world. More than 28,000 tests are completed each year on our water samples to ensure Guelph water continues to meet or exceed the provincial drinking water quality standards." While hard water is indeed suitable for drinking, it causes other issues that often require the services of Guelph plumbers. These include: 

  • difficulties getting dishes or laundry clean
  •  damage to your clothing causing items to wear out faster
  •  damage to your washing machine, dishwasher, and other appliances
  •  calcium buildup in your shower
  •  sink stains
  •  toilet bowl stains
  •  plumbing pipe damage.

To combat this, it's important to have the right water softener in your home. If you need water softener installation or repair, contact WaterSmart today. For more on the importance of water softeners, be sure to watch this video:

 

 

 

Guelph Plumbers Can Take Care of Your Backflow Devices

 

Backflow prevention ensures that drinking water is protected against the entry of contaminants, pollutants, infectious agents, and other materials or substances from homes and business. This is achieved through the installation of an appropriate backflow prevention device at the water connection where this potential exists. In order to help ensure a supply of safe, clean drinking water, the City of Guelph has chosen to take a pro-active approach with respect to backflow prevention by instituting Water Bylaw (1991)-13791, which reads:

 

"Every owner of any premises upon which is situated an industrial, commercial or institutional building which is supplied with water from the City’s water supply system shall ensure that under no condition shall there be any backflow of unpotable or contaminated water into the potable drinking water lines on said premises or into the City’s water supply system."

 

Only a certified backflow technician registered with the corresponding cities can perform the backflow prevention device test. WaterSmart is registered with Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph as an approved company to install, repair, and annually test backflow prevention devices and equipment. If you require backflow testing or device installation/repair, contact the plumbing and service experts at WaterSmart immediately.

 

Backflow prevention ensures that drinking water is protected against the entry of contaminants, pollutants, infectious agents, or other materials or from homes and businesses into the water supply.

 

 

Guelph Plumbers Can Help If You Still Have a Kitec System

 

Kitec plumbing was commonly installed in new or extensively renovated homes between 1995 and 2007 in both Canada and the United States. The manufacturers of Kitec claimed that it was resistant to corrosion and an economical alternative to copper pipes and fittings. However, in 2005, recalls began because of its accelerated corrosion rate, and they no longer manufacture it.

 

Experts believe that homes with Kitec plumbing could have premature pipe failure. These pipes may not simply develop leaks but actually burst open, causing flooding. The deterioration of Kitec pipes may be caused by using water which is hotter than the manufacturer's rating of 77 degrees Celsius or by excessive water pressure. The only solution is to completely replace this type of plumbing with copper pipes and fittings.

 

If you believe you have this type of plumbing in your home, don't take any chances. Talk to the professionals at WaterSmart today. For more information on this issue, you can read our article on Kitec Plumbing - Why You Should Replace It.

 

If you have Kitec plumbing in your home, call WaterSmart today. For more, read our article on Kitec Plumbing - Why You Should Replace It.

 

 

Other Services You May Need From Guelph Plumbers

 

A great Guelph plumber will offer the following essential services:

  • Kitchen and bathroom repair
  • Leaks
  • Toilets and taps
  • Clogged or slow drains
  • Countertop pre- and post-installation
  • Dishwasher installations and repair
  • Water softener installation and repair
  • Sump pumps
  • Tankless hot water heaters
  • Master plumber and gas fitter
  • Backflow testing or device installation

Here's something you may not know: A small leak can cause your water bill to grow unexpectedly, and there's little the City can do about it - it's your responsibility as the homeowner They say: "It is the responsibility of the homeowner to undertake all necessary plumbing repairs and maintenance inside their home. The City is not responsible for internal plumbing leaks in a private residence. If you are unable to locate the source of a leak or perform the necessary repairs, please contact a qualified plumbing professional."

 

No job is too big or too small for WaterSmart's trained and experienced plumbers. We will gladly come and fix any water or plumbing-related issue you are experiencing at a reasonable price.

 

WaterSmart offers the kind of Guelph plumbers you need and deserve. 

 

 

Even a small leak can wreak havoc on your home.

 

 

Believe in WaterSmart!

 

Since 1994, WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing has consistently offered its customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, and surrounding areas innovative, quality products and excellent service. We are a full plumbing service company that you can trust, and also offer water softener installation and repair, as well as clean, environmentally-friendly bottled water options.

 

We value our customers and care about getting you what you need when you need it. 

At WaterSmart Systems & Plumbing, we take our role in providing our customers with an adequate supply of clean drinking water seriously. If you have questions about your plumbing, water quality or the type of water you need, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help. If you are concerned about your water supply or general plumbing, don't hesitate to contact us immediately.

 

Trust WaterSmart: We know good water, and we know how to make sure you get it.

 

 
 
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Waterloo Plumber: All You Need to Know in This Region

 

A good Waterloo plumber can be hard to find, and this region poses certain water challenges that require the highest-quality work. Read on to discover what you need to know if you own a home or business in Waterloo and are looking for a reliable plumbing service. The fully licensed and insured master plumbers at WaterSmart are able to quickly and expertly perform any plumbing job. You can trust WaterSmart to complete any size job with the highest quality workmanship and care.

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
 
Guelph 519-836-2543

 

"(WaterSmart's) plumbers are amazing! Persistent in finding the source of the problem, totally cheerful throughout, arrived right on time, eager to educate us on how to avoid the problem in the future... everything you'd want in a plumber."

- Susan Henry

 

Read more customer reviews here.

 

 

Waterloo Plumber: All You Need to Know in This Region

 

If you live in Waterloo, read on to discover - or be reminded of - what you need to know about plumbing in this region. 

 

Waterloo's Hard Water

 

Waterloo has some of the hardest water in all of Canada, meaning the water in Waterloo contains large amounts of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The city sits at around 500 milligrams per litre, while the water hardness average across Canada is only 180 mg/L. That means that Waterloo's water is about 2 to 3 times harder than the Canadian average! To put that into perspective, look at the following chart which shows the average water hardness levels of various cities across Canada.

 

Waterloo has some of the hardest water in Canada.

 

 

How does this relate to Waterloo plumbing? There are no apparent health risks to drinking it, but hard water can cause a number of issues in your home. Some of these problems include:

  • Damage to your dishwasher, washing machine, and hot water heater due to mineral build-up
  • Calcium build-up in your shower
  • Sink and toilet bowl stains
  • Damage to your plumbing pipes
  • Difficulties getting your dishes and laundry clean
  • Damage to your clothing, causing it to wear out faster.

If you don't already have a water softener installed in your home, contact WaterSmart today and one of our trained professionals can take care of that for you.

 

WaterSmart can take care of all your water softener needs.

 

 

Backflow Testing: What You Need To Know

 

If you own or manage a commercial building in Waterloo that is supplied by municipal water, a backflow device must be installed and tested annually by a by a certified backflow technician.

 

Simply put, the city's water distribution system is designed to supply drinking water into homes and businesses. Backflow occurs if the drinking water flows in the opposite direction - from homes and businesses back into our distribution system. This can result in pollutants and contaminants entering the drinking water. 

 

According to the city website, there is a backflow prevention bylaw that is targeted at industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-residential properties to reduce the risk of backflow, and some homes may also be affected. Here's what that means for you:

 

"Property owners are responsible for installing, maintaining and testing backflow prevention devices, which require a permit to install. The first step is to get a survey completed by an approved tester to identify hazardous cross connections within a building. Approved testers must be licensed and maintain their qualifications. Once backflow prevention devices are installed, annual testing by an approved tester is required to ensure they remain in good working order. Testers will submit test reports from your property for review."

 

WaterSmart is proudly registered with Waterloo as an approved company to perform installations, repairs, and annual testing of backflow prevention devices and equipment. We will walk you through the process, submit all the paperwork required on your behalf, and show you how easy it is to comply when you work with us!

If you own or manage a commercial building in Waterloo that is supplied by municipal water, a backflow device must be installed and tested annually by a by a certified backflow technician.

 

 

Waterloo Plumber Can Help If You Still Have a Kitec System

 

Kitec plumbing was commonly installed in new or extensively renovated homes between 1995 and 2007 in both Canada and the United States. The manufacturers of Kitec claimed that it was resistant to corrosion and an economical alternative to copper pipes and fittings. However, in 2005, it was recalled because of its accelerated corrosion rate, and they no longer manufacture it.

 

Experts believe that homes with Kitec plumbing could have premature pipe failure. These pipes may not simply develop leaks but actually burst open, causing flooding. The deterioration of Kitec pipes may be caused by using water which is hotter than the manufacturer's rating of 77 degrees Celsius or by excessive water pressure. The only solution is to completely replace this type of plumbing with copper pipes and fittings.

 

If you believe you have this type of plumbing in your home, don't take any chances. Talk to the professionals at WaterSmart today. For more information on this issue, you can read our article on Kitec Plumbing - Why You Should Replace It.

 

If you have Kitec plumbing in your home, call WaterSmart today.

 

 

Waterloo Plumber: Other Services You May Need

 

A great Waterloo plumber will offer the following essential services:

  • Kitchen and bathroom repair
  • Leaks
  • Toilets and taps
  • Clogged or slow drains
  • Countertop pre- and post-installation
  • Dishwasher installations and repair
  • Water softener installation and repair
  • Sump pumps
  • Tankless hot water heaters
  • Master plumber and gas fitter
  • Backflow Testing or device installation

No job is too big or too small for WaterSmart's trained and experienced plumbers. We will gladly come and fix any water or plumbing-related issue you are experiencing at a reasonable price.

 

WaterSmart offers the kind of Waterloo plumber you need. 
 

 

 

Need a Waterloo Plumber? Trust WaterSmart!

 

Since 1994, WaterSmart Systems has consistently offered its customers in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, and surrounding areas innovative, quality products and excellent service. We are a full plumbing service company that you can trust, and also offer water softener installation and repair, as well as clean, environmentally-friendly bottled water options.

 

We value our customers and care about getting you what you need when you need it. 

At WaterSmart we take our role in providing our customers with an adequate supply of clean drinking water seriously. If you have questions about your plumbing, water quality or the type of water you need, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help. If you are concerned about your water supply or general plumbing, don't hesitate to contact us immediately.

 

Trust WaterSmart: We know good water, and we know how to make sure you get it.

 

 

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10 Facts About Drinking Water

 

Drinking water is generally defined as water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation. Read on to discover 10 important facts about drinking water. WaterSmart's factory trained technicians can expertly set up and install any drinking water system in your home or office, and installation is always free when you purchase a new system from WaterSmart. If you want to make the move to a better drinking water system, contact WaterSmart today to book an appointment and have one of our drinking water system installation experts do it for you.

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331
Guelph 519-836-2543

 

"After getting many quotes, checking quality of units, warranty and businesses through the BBB (Better Business Bureau), I chose to go with Watersmart Systems. Best equipment, price, warranty and people!! The gentlemen that came and installed the unit were professional and polite. I will definitely be recommending this company!!"

- Kim Pickles

 

Read more customer reviews here.

 

10 Facts About Drinking Water

 

One of the facts about drinking water that can't be understated is the importance of consuming a healthy and recommended amount on a daily basis. Be sure to check out our article on 7 Tips To Drink More Water if you struggle with this, and keep reading for more interesting and important facts about drinking water.

 

1. Freshwater makes up a very small part of all water on the planet. In fact, while nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based and therefore undrinkable. On top of that, only 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, as much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields. In essence, "only 0.007 percent of the planet's water is available to fuel and feed its 6.8 billion people." (Source: National Geographic)

 

 

The majority of the earth's water isn't able to be used for drinking.

 

 

2. Approximately 70 percent of an adult's body is made up of water. By the time you feel thirsty, your body has already lost over 1 percent of its total water amount. (Source: All About Water)

 

3. Water is absolutely essential to your survival. You can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water. (Source: All About Water)

 

 

Drinking water is absolutely essential to your survival

 

 

4. The latest research from The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends that men drink at least 104 ounces of water per day (13 cups), and they say women should drink at least 72 ounces (9 cups). You may also need to drink more water if you live in a hot climate, exercise often, or are under the weather. 

 

5. An increase in the amount of water you drink leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration. (Source: All About Water)

 

 

You can increase your energy levels by drinking water instead of relying on caffeine.

 

 

6. Drink you might frequently consume such as pop, coffee, and tea are made up almost entirely of water, but they also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, thereby preventing water from travelling to necessary locations in the body. (Source: All About Water)

 

7. Additionally, water helps you maintain normal bowel function, as adequate hydration keeps things flowing along your gastrointestinal tract and prevents constipation. When you don't get enough fluid, the colon pulls water from stools to maintain hydration, and the result is constipation. "Adequate fluid and fibre is the perfect combination because the fluid pumps up the fibre and acts like a broom to keep your bowel functioning properly," according to WebMD.

 

 

Water helps you maintain normal bowel function and frees your body from toxins.

 

 

8. Hard drinking water is generally thought to be healthy for drinking and doesn't carry any serious long-term health effects, but hard water can bring smaller risks - bowel and skin issues - that can be a real nuisance in your day-to-day living, and major issues over time. For more, refer to our article on The Facts About Hard Water and Health, and contact WaterSmart if you need to install a water softener in your home.

 

9. It takes three times the water to make a plastic bottle as it does to fill it with drinking water. According to WaterDocs, "While the bottled water industry says 1.39 litres of water go into producing each bottle, these companies do not take the entire process into consideration and have therefore underestimated: a true water footprint should include all freshwater used in production, including the water used for packaging. When you take these externalities into account, the actual number is more like 3 litres of water used in the entire production of one plastic water bottle."

 

 

It takes three times the water to make a plastic bottle as it does to fill it with drinking water.

 

 

10. WaterSmart's 18L bottles are filled and refilled with distilled spring water that is purified by a process called reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis (R/O) is a water treatment process in which water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane that has very small holes or "pores". Clean water passes through and impurities that are too big to pass through the membrane are left behind and flushed away. To learn more about the process, click here.

 

 

 

Trust WaterSmart For All Your Drinking Water Needs

 

WaterSmart's factory trained technicians can expertly set up and install any drinking water system in your home or office, and installation is always free when you purchase a new system. 

 

WaterSmart has been providing water services to our customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area since 1994. We'll be sure to provide you with the same excellent customer service and high quality of products that we've been providing all of our customers for over 20 years. Check out some of the bottled water products we carry below and feel free to contact us today if you have any questions.

 

If you want to make the move to a better drinking water system, contact WaterSmart today to book an appointment and have one of our drinking water system installation experts do it for you. You can also visit one of our locations to get your hands on our refillable 18L water bottles.

 

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The Truth About Hard Water - Understanding Myths vs. Facts

 

When you talk about hard water and water softeners, there are often various misconceptions that arise. Here's a look at the truth about hard water, dispelling various myths and replacing them with facts. Read on to learn more, and contact the water and plumbing experts at WaterSmart if you have any questions or are looking to install a water softener. 

 

 

Kitchener 519-745-3170    Waterloo 519-886-7331   Cambridge 519-886-7331  

Guelph 519-836-2543

 


"My wife and I recently purchased a home that did not have a water softener since the house was built. One company advised us to use the plumbing stack for drainage because of the location of the main water pipe, this was understandable. However, Watersmart advised us with a better alternative. Since they were licensed plumbers, they were able to find a location to cut some water pipes, and install the water softener near our laundry drain. They are very skilled professionals, and have great customer service. We also bought a reverse osmosis from them. They gave us detailed instructions on how to operate the softener and reverse osmosis. I would recommend these guys. Thank you Watersmart." - William

 

Read more customer reviews here.

 

 

The Truth About Hard Water - Understanding Myths vs. Facts

 

There are at least five myths about hard water that are worthy of our attention. Let's take a look.

 

Myth #1: Hard water is contaminated.

 

Truth: Hard water is full of “stuff” but they are not contaminants. Hard water has a high mineral content and is formed when water naturally filters through deposits of limestone and chalk, which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium deposits. Drinking hard water with abundant essential minerals can be good for your health.

 

According to the World Health Organization, calcium and magnesium-rich hard water can actually help protect against heart disease and stroke. Additionally, the Government of Canada directly states "calcium and magnesium are not of direct public health concern."

 

Having said that, an increased intake of magnesium can cause a negative change in bowel habits, namely diarrhea, and drinking water in which both magnesium and sulphate are present in high concentrations can have a laxative effect. 

 

For more, be sure to read The Facts About Hard Water and Health.

 

 

 

Contrary to what you might think, hard water isn't contaminated.

 

 

 

Myth #2: Hard water tastes bad. 

 

Truth: This one is related to the myth above, where hard water gets a bad reputation because many assume it’s contaminated when it’s really filled with minerals. Minerals can actually improve water’s taste; you can even purchase mineral water for its flavour.

 

Soft water not only doesn’t contain minerals, but the softening process can cause the water to taste a bit salty, thanks to the potassium or sodium ions used to eliminate magnesium and calcium.

 

Keeping in mind the potential irritation to the digestive system mentioned above, we recommend softer water with a filtration system for the best drinking experience. For more on that see Myth #5 below.

 

 

Hard water doesn't necessarily taste bad.

 

 

Myth #3: Hard water will clog up my piping.

 

Truth: This myth dates back to when homes were built with galvanized steel piping. Since hard water may contain magnesium and calcium, clogging was possible as those minerals can stick inside steel pipes.

 

Modern homes, however, have copper piping, which is perfectly compatible with hard water. If your home was built after 1975 or your older home has been re-piped, hard water poses less of a threat. If you have a home built from the mid-1940s to the mid-1970s that hasn’t been re-piped, soft water will be safer for your plumbing.

 

Hard water will, however, still cause limescale build up, which does affect pipes and appliances, and can also leave your dishes and glasses spotty and filmy. Over time, that build up can weaken water pressure but is relatively easy to remove.

 

 

If your home was built after 1975 or your older home has been re-piped, hard water poses no threat

 

 

Myth #4: Soft water gets your body cleaner.

 

Truth: Soft water is a better cleaner for household cleaning and laundry, as it doesn’t leave behind the mineral residue and limescale buildup that hard water does. But when it comes to your body, soft water may not be the superior option. The minerals in hard water give soap something to cling to, so it can easily rinse away. Super soft water can leave your skin and hair feeling like there is product left behind after a rinse – it just doesn’t bind with soap the way hard water does. Also, some say taking a shower in soft water makes their skin feel slippery. 

 

While you may be tempted to switch to hard water for bathing, remember this: Studies are ongoing, but this much we know about the potential risks of hard water thanks to the World Health Organization: "Exposure to hard water has been suggested to be a risk factor that could exacerbate eczema." If your skin is easily irritated, going with soft water will be better than hard water.

 

 

Hard water is better for bathing, but not for easily irritated skin.

 

 

Myth #5: You Can Filter Hard Water With a Softener

 

Truth: Water softeners convert hard, mineral-filled water into chlorinated, salty water. There is still a need to use a reverse-osmosis system to remove salt, sediment, and chlorine to produce a palatable water for drinking and cooking, and you can also invest in various Brita products to ensure you get great tasting filtered water whenever and wherever you want it. Better yet, WaterSmart offers refillable 18-liter bottles for your convenience. We've been providing water services to our customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area since 1994. We'll be sure to provide you with the same excellent customer service and high quality of products that we've been providing all of our customers for over 20 years. Check out some of the bottled water products we carry and feel free to contact us today if you have any questions.

 

 

WaterSmart's 18L bottles are a great way to ensure the best possible drinking water.

 

 

Hard Water Issues? Trust WaterSmart

 

Having been informed of various myths and truths in regards to hard water, you may now be considering what to do next. Watersmart Systems and Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and water softening company, including both installations and repairs.  We also carry bottled water along with the best line of drinking water systems in the business. 

 

At WaterSmart we take our role in providing our customers with an adequate supply of clean drinking water seriously. If you have questions about your water quality or the type of water you need, drop by one of our locations or give us a call to find out how we can help improve the quality of your water.

 

Contact WaterSmart today for all of your home water needs.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.the71percent.org/hard-water-versus-soft-water/

https://www.lifesourcewater.com/myths-of-hard-water.php

 

 

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April
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