"Hard water" contains high levels of insoluble salts that don't react well with soaps or plumbing systems. When deposited on your water pipes or appliances, these salts - called "scale" - are unsightly and costly, causing embarrassing stains and dingy, yellowed clothing, and expense through added cleaning products, plumbing repairs, and damaged appliances and bathroom fixtures.
Enter your Zip Code and press "Water Quality Report" for information about the water in your area as well as ideas and recommendations for a cleaner and safer home environment.
*Please note: Results of this water quality report may differ from the water quality in your household if you have a water softener, municipal water source, or get your water from some other purifying medium. The report results are based on data from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and are intended for illustrative purposes only.