How to Determine if You Have Hard Water?

Answer This is a simple test to determine if you have hard water. This article will not explain what causes hard water or how to make it easier to use - just how to tell if is what is refered to as "hard"... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Determine if You Have Hard Water

Does NYC have hard or soft water?

All water, no matter where you live is "hard". Only after going through a water softener will it be "soft" water.

Does San Francisco have hard or soft water?

According to the Water Quality Association, San Francisco, California has soft water. Soft water generally has an absence to total dissolved solids, or TDS, an excess of carbon dioxide over alkalin... Read More »

If you add softened water to a swimming pool with hard water rather than draining and refilling how could the addition of soft water be corrosive?

The corrosive properties of water are not affected by its hardness. This is a common misconception that can be explained by the types of source water that yield naturally soft or naturally hard wat... Read More »

I have a Shark steam mop and it is clogged with hard water build up how can I clean that?

Run vinegar or CLR thru it. Buy a jug of distilled water and you will not have the problem again. Cost less than a dollar and will mop a bunch of floors so it is cost effective.