If you live in Brantford, Ontario, then this post concerning Brantford water hardness issues and solutions will be especially relevant to you. Brantford is beautiful "small town" city located on the Grand River. It is famous for being the birthplace of many famous people such as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, the hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, and the Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris, to name a few. But Brantford is also known by its residents to have hard water. Don't worry, however, hard water issues can be solved! Read on to find out more about Brantford's water hardness problem and discover some valuable solutions. If you are concerned about the hardness of your water and would like to do something about it, contact the knowledgeable and helpful staff at WaterSmart today.
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As you read on, you will discover what it means when you hear that Brantford's water is hard. We will explain how hard Brantford's water actually is and give you a comparison to the rest of Canada. We will also discuss why hard water is a problem, and what can be done to solve this problem.
What Does It Mean That Brantford Has Hard Water?
According to the City of Brantford's website, Brantford's water hardness is rated "average to high". This means that the water in Brantford contains large amounts of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. The groundwater in Brantford is hard, meaning that it has naturally occurring dissolved calcium and magnesium. You can learn more about water hardness by clicking here. Water hardness is measured in milligrams per litre, which can also be called parts per million or ppm. Another very common way to refer to your water hardness is in grains per U.S. gallon (gpg).
How Hard Is Brantford's Water?
The city of Brantford's water hardness ranges between 14 and 18 grains per gallon (gpg) or 240 and 310 parts per million (ppm). The water hardness average across Canada is only 10.5 gpg. That means that Brantford's water is about 1.5 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.
There are no apparent health risks to drinking hard water, however, some people find the taste unpleasant. Even though it is safe to drink, having 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
Brantford Water Hardness Solutions
Installing a water softener will remove the minerals and make your water soft. To find out how a water softener removes these minerals, click here. 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.
Because of the unique and challenging water hardness issues found in the city of Brantford, it is a good idea to purchase a water softener from a company that is familiar with the Brantford area. WaterSmart is a locally owned and operated business. For over 25 years, we have been helping the residents of Brantford 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.
How To Install A Water Softener
The following video shows you how to install a water softener. If you don't want to do the installation yourself, let the experts at WaterSmart do it for you.
If you purchased the water softening unit from WaterSmart, we will install and program your softener so that it operates with the highest efficiency - free of charge. We will also teach you how to operate and maintain it. Even if you didn't purchase a softener from us, we can still install it correctly for you. Contact the water softener experts at WaterSmart today, to find out more.