What's the Difference Between Soft and Hard Water? - Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing

What’s the Difference Between Soft and Hard Water?

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Have you or someone you know ever referred to their water as hard or soft? Have you ever wondered what exactly that means? We at Lindstrom Air Conditioning and Plumbing have the answer, plus tips on making your water safe for you and your family.

Hard Water

First, let’s debunk a myth. Hard water is not bad water. Around 85% of the US water supply is hard. Water hardness refers to the number of minerals in your water. Hard water has a higher concentration of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.

It’s also a common misunderstanding that hard water tastes worse than soft water. That’s false. The minerals actually enhance the flavor of the water. While studies suggest that hard water may be healthier for you to drink due to its minerals, it may not be beneficial in other areas. We hear common hard water complaints like it can dry out your skin, cause residue on your tub or make showers and dishes difficult to clean. It can even cause damage to your pipes and appliances, including the refrigerator, washing machine, and other appliances that use the water supply.

Soft Water

Soft water is gentle and free of the minerals in hard water. Because of its lack of minerals, soft water may taste different than what you are used to. Soft water can be achieved by utilizing a water softening system that will use various methods to remove the minerals from your water, resulting in a longer lifespan of your pipes and appliances, softer skin, and spot-free dishes!

Water Filtration

Water pollution and water-borne contaminants are everywhere. The importance of clean, safe drinking water is greater than ever. Families in Fort Lauderdale are looking for not only better-tasting water but also cleaner water that will ensure their family’s safety and good health.

Lindstrom offers an advanced filtration system by Everpure® that includes benefits such as:

  • Provides freshwater on-demand in your South Florida home.
  • Better tasting water.
  • Cost-effective
  • Reduces contaminants such as lead, dirt, chlorine, algae, mold, and cysts.

Not sure if you have hard or soft water, or if it’s safe? Lindstrom Plumbing has solutions for every homeowner in South Florida with water quality concerns. Contact us at (800) 813-1824 with your water quality problems, and we’ll provide water filtration solutions to ensure your home’s water supply is safe and pure for you and your family.

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