Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. The signs of hard water are not always obvious, but can have detrimental effects on your home. Soap scum and stains are two of the most visible problems associated with hard water.

Chlorine, Chloramine (Ammonia) are the most commonly used water disinfectants used by Cities and Municipal water supply. However, it can leave an unpleasant taste and strong bleach smell in your water when it reaches your home.

Lead rarely occurs naturally in water; it usually gets into the water from the delivery system. Lead pipes are the main contributor to high lead levels in tap water. Other sources include parts of the water delivery system such as lead solder used to join copper pipes.

Calcium and Magnesium in your water can cause your laundry to become stiff or hard. Alka Water Softener will not only make your water softer, but also reduce your detergent use. Let our team recommend which water softener is right for your home!

Soap scum and lime build up are the residues that you see left behind on faucets, in your tub and in your sinks. It’s caused by hard water and can be damaging to your pipes and fixtures. Let out team recommend which
water softener is right for your home!

Total dissolved solids include a wide range of organic and inorganic compounds found in your water such as nitrates, chloride and phosphates. 

Fluoride occurs naturally in the environment. Some municipal drinking water treatment plants use fluoridation agents and therefore water supplies may contain fluoride levels that are above the optimal level.

Hard water will clog your pores, leaving your skin dry and itchy. Your hair can also become damaged and unmanageable due to hard water.

If your laundry is coming out of the washer with stains, it could be your water. Iron is just one of the possible reasons for your water damaging your clothes.

Does your tap water taste bad? If so, there could be contaminants such as chlorine, chloramine or other chemicals and odour in your water. 

Iron is one of the most common types of problem water and can leave your fixtures and tubs with rust stains. Oxidize Iron usually found in municipal well water, sodium silicate is an additive that prevents the buildup of iron particles in the water supply transported through the piping to the end users.

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