How Can I Test My Home for Hard Water?

Test Hard Water - How Can I Test My Home for Hard Water?

The hardness of your water can determine what issues you may be presented with in the future. Fortunately, a hard water descaler is an effective limescale eliminator that also prevents new scale from forming, so even if you have extremely hard water, you can easily resolve the problems it may be causing or will cause soon. In fact, the ScaleBlaster electronic descaling system is one of the most effective water scale removal and prevention solutions on the market today. Even if your water is only slightly hard, you can benefit from having a hard water descaler for your home. Let’s look at some ways to determine if you have hard water:

Test Strips

Hard water test strip kits can be purchased at most hardware and/or home improvement stores. Simply dip the strip into a sample of your water. The strip will change color, which you can then match per the kit instructions to indicate the level of hard water.

Water Reports

Your county or city will generally have readily available reports on the quality of water in your area. Some municipalities even post them online. If you are unable to locate them online, then contact the municipality that supplies your water and request the report.

The Bottle Test

If you want a quick and easy way to test your home for hard water, then you can always count on the old standard – the bottle test.  Simply take a clean, clear bottle and fill it about ½ to ¾ with water from your tap. Then, place 10-12 drops of unscented, clear soap into the bottle and shake it. If the water has few bubbles and is cloudy then you likely have hard water. While this is not a scientific indicator of hard water, it will give you a good idea if you may have an issue or not.

Tackling hard water problems doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. The ScaleBlaster electronic descaling system is easy to install and requires no ongoing maintenance, making it one of the most affordable and effective water scale removal and prevention solutions on the market today. The ScaleBlaster hard water descaler can be purchased at Home Depot (in-store and online) and online at Lowe’s and Costco.  We invite you to give it a try today!