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Hard water does mean things. It causes white buildup around your faucets and shower heads and creates hard-to-remove scum in your bathroom. It covers your dishes and glassware with water spots. Hard water can also lead to scaling inside your pipes, water heaters and coffee makers. It can be damaging to your skin and hair, causing dryness and a host of scalp issues. Leave these issues unresolved and you have clogged pipes, spotty dishes and a cleaning nightmare, not to mention dry hair and skin.
Rick Andrew, NSF’s water treatment expert, says that hard water is naturally higher in magnesium and calcium, two of the most common minerals found in tap water. Though hard water is not generally harmful for you to drink, it can be a real nuisance for homeowners.
”The majority of homes served by groundwater have problems with hard water,” Rick says. So, the question is, do you need to take action?
"The majority of homes served by groundwater have problems with hard water."
Rick shares his tips for treating hard water:
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