If you suspect that your California home has hard water, but you are not sure, now is the time to find out. Hard water causes a variety of problems with your plumbing and pipes, which can be costly if not taken care of now.

Did you know that 85% of the homes in the U.S. have hard water? Hard water can cause issues with clogged plumbing, excessive soap scum in showers and sinks, wreak havoc on appliances, and more.

If you think your home may have hard water, a simple experiment can let you know. Here’s what to do:

  1. Fill a clear container 1/3 full of water
  2. Add 10 drops of pure liquid dish soap into your container
  3. Shake for 10 seconds

Result time! Soft water will produce a lot of bubbles at the top, with clear water below. Hard water will not have many bubbles at all, and the water beneath will look cloudy.

The Science Behind the Experiment

Minerals like calcium and magnesium in hard water prevent soap from creating bubbles and cleaning effectively. The soap binds with the minerals and makes the cloudy liquid in the experiment, which is really the residue you see in your shower, glasses, hair, and clothes.

If you find it difficult to lather up in the shower, have dull and dry hair and skin, and have a bathtub that is covered in soap scum, chances are good that you have hard water.

Hard Water in Your Southern California Home? Oceanus Water Systems Can Help

Oceanus Water Systems can help with the hard water issues in your California home with a water treatment system for the healthiest and purest water for your family. Learn more about a best in class water filtration product line designed and built with an emphasis on quality and integrity. Contact Oceanus Water Systems, Southern California’s leading sales and service for home water treatment and water filtration systems.



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