What is Hard Water?

Having hard water is very common in almost everywhere in the United States. Some states, cities, or specific areas in cities have “harder” water than others. Hard Water is real and is a very real problem that at some point you will have to do something about. It can have very costly effects on your plumbing and appliances.

What is Hard Water?

Many people have heard of hard water and that is bad but aren’t really sure what that really means. Hard water is the accumulation of calcium and magnesium in your water. This can happen in both city water and well water. The more calcium and magnesium that you have dissolved in your water the harder it is. This is the reason that hard water varies from region to region.

Is Hard water Safe?

Yes, hard water is safe. Hard Water is safe to drink, it is safe to cook and clean with. There are no real health concerns with hard water, but it can make your hair and skin feel dry and itchy and can cause dandruff. It makes you feel overall just less clean and if you have skin issues like eczema it can make your symptoms worsen. So, not really a health concern but it can definitely make things uncomfortable for you.

What are the Negative Side Effects of Hard Water?

Hard Water has negative effects on your body, your appliances, your plumbing, and your bank account. The hard water will eventually cause unsightly stains in your sinks and tubs and on your faucets.

It makes your laundry appear dingy and clothes wear out sooner with harder water. It can also require the use of more detergent because hard water causes the soap to not be very “soapy” and we all that laundry detergent is not cheap.

Eventually, the calcium and magnesium deposits will clog up your pipes. This causes your appliances to use more energy because they have to work harder. This will also eventually ruin your appliances and you will have to replace them sooner.

Signs That You have May Hard Water

If you feel like you may have hard water my first choice would say to have a professional out and have them test your water so that you can know exactly what is going on with the water coming into your house. There are also many websites out there that you can enter your zip code and find out about the water in your area.

There are a few signs around your house that are indicators that you may have Hard Water in your home.

– white-colored or other stains in your sinks or tubs

– build up around faucets

– spots on your dishes

– clothes are fading and wearing out faster than normal

– higher water bill or energy bill

– lower water pressure

– dry skin and hair

Hard Water issues are very common and affect everyone, the good news there are ways to fix them. At H2o Concepts, we have a whole house system that can combat all of your hard water issues. We can help no matter the size of your home and whether you have well water of city water we have a system for you.

Our whole-home system combines our patented Amp force Technology to break up the hard water molecules that cause hard water and then also filters out the impurities to give you the freshest water possible. Our systems are salt-free and require almost no maintenance and we back them with a 10-year no-nonsense warranty included.

If you would like to learn more about the water in your area or more specifically in your home, call us today. We will send out one of our qualified technicians to come out and test your water and find out a plan that is specific to your house and your family’s needs. We will talk over the different systems and find the one that is perfect for you. We will make sure that you are comfortable with all of the information that we give you and that we have answered all of your questions. After that, we will get your system installed and soon you will have better than bottled water in every tap in your home.

Contact us HERE or fill out our contact form HERE. We look forward to working with you and helping you have the best water possible for you and your family.

We Are Still Here For You

Being in quarantine is really starting to take its toll on people, some more than others. Living in the Phoenix area so far, we seem to have had what seems so far to be a mild version of what some of the eastern states and even California have been hit with. It appears to be a guessing game as to whether it will get worse here or not. In the meantime, more and more people are getting laid off and furloughed or just have little work to do. It seems so surreal to me still. Seeing everyone with masks on in public areas and the one in/one out at places like grocery stores that are still open still just seems so strange. I will be eager for things to go back to normal, although we may have a new normal on our hands after all of this.

I have noticed that people are less friendly than before, scared for someone to project germs on them by saying “Good Morning,” afraid of hugs and human contact. I hope that we don’t become even less connected to each other after all of this has subsided. At H2o Concepts we want our customer to know that we are here to help you with all of your whole home water filtration needs. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees. If you would like to schedule an appointment to have one of our qualified technicians come and give you an accurate quote for your particular home, we are still available, and you can contact us HERE.

An H2o Concepts Whole House Water Filtration System can make a huge difference in the lives of you and your family. We all want great-tasting clean water in our homes and our whole house systems can give you just that.

 Our filtration systems are a two-part system that not only filters your water but also eliminates the hard water issues we face here in Arizona. Our patented two-part system eliminates the need to have the extra under the sink systems to filter out the impurities in our water. A Reverse Osmosis system is a very common addition to many homes that have a traditional salt systems.

The salt systems use salt to replace the minerals that cause  your hard water, like magnesium and calcium. It is an ion exchange system that replaces those minerals with sodium or potassium. This does work in making the water “softer” but it then creates another issue with the addition of excess sodium or potassium being added to your tap water. This excess sodium is one of the reasons that a reverse osmosis system is then needed in addition to the salt system. The reverse osmosis systems filter out the impurities in the water and make it more suitable for drinking and cooking with. These under the sink R/O systems do a good job of making the water taste and smell better. They do have a few drawbacks though. The R/O systems take up a significant amount of room underneath (typically) the kitchen sink. They only filter the tap they are hooked up to and they require yearly maintenance of changing out the filters, which not the easiest filters to change out form my own personal experience.

The H2o Concepts Difference

At H2o Concepts, our Whole House Filtration Systems are different by design. We created a one tank system that can tackle both your hard water issues and give you amazing bottle water quality water straight out of every tap on your home. One of the best parts about our whole house systems is that they transform every single tap in your home, not just one. You can now have water in your bathroom that is making better water for your skin and hair. Better tasting water for brushing your teeth and safer water to bathe your children in.  Better tasting, smelling and safer water in your kitchen for cooking and drinking. Even better water straight out of your water hose. All of these features in one space-saving tank.

 

How it all works

Our two-part systems use energy in our patented Amp Force Technology to break down the hard water minerals instead of just replacing them with another substance that we then have to deal with. The second step is our KDF filter. We use only the best mediums to filter out the most impurities like chemicals, hard metals, and toxins from your water. There are many websites out there today where you can check the quality of water in your area, it may surprise you how many cities have high amounts of many cancer-causing agents in their tap water. If you would like for us to come out and test the water in your home, feel free to give us a call and we can have one of our qualified technicians come and give you an analysis.

We would love to earn your business and help you to have great tasting, great quality water in your home. Give us a call today or fill out our contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.