Hard water or water with a lot of limescale has consequences on the functioning of household appliances but also on the condition of your pipes and your skin. Indeed, hard water increases the deposit of limestone in your pipes, and favours the drying of your skin and scalp. There are several ways to find out the hardness of the water you consume, even methods to measure it yourself. Water hardness measurement: you will see how and why, but also the unique formula against limescale of the SoluCalc salt-free water softener.
Water hardness measurement: what is the process?
First of all, to find out how hard the water coming out of your tap and supplying your appliances is, there are several simple ways. The first method is to contact your water supplier. They will check how hard the water is in your community. However, these figures will only be relative. For more certainty, there is a method that you can do yourself. You can measure the hardness of your tap water yourself using a TH test or test strips. First of all, you need to fill a glass with tap water and add your liquid drop by drop. Bear in mind that the number of drops you add to the cup is used to indicate the hardness of the tap water. Once you have done this, take your test strip and simply immerse the strip in the water for a few seconds. Once out, it will take a short time for the result to appear.
Understanding my test results :
- All your blocks are green: your water does not contain limescale
- You get 1 pink block: your water contains between 50 and 120 g of limescale
- 2 or more pink blocks: your water is hard
What is the correct water hardness?
In short, water hardness represents the content of calcium and magnesium dissolved in water. Also, water hardness is a measure of the amount of calcium and magnesium dissolved in water.
First of all, why must we calculate water hardness?
It is important to know that the harder your water is, the more limescale it contains.
Also, not only can high limescale water have irritating effects on your skin. But in addition, heated hard water creates scales that will settle in your pipes or appliances. This scale deposit reduces the speed at which the water heats up and increases your energy consumption.
In summary, water hardness is the amount of calcium and magnesium dissolved in water. Also, water hardness is expressed in French degrees. Water between 8 and 15°F is ideal in terms of hardness. This is because it has enough magnesium and calcium for your body without creating too much limescale.
Water hardness measurement: the negative effects
Heated hard water creates scales that will settle in your pipes or appliances. This scale deposit reduces the speed at which the water heats up and increases your energy consumption. In summary, water hardness is the amount of calcium and magnesium dissolved in water. Also, water hardness is expressed in French degrees. Water between 8 and 15°F is ideal in terms of hardness. This is because it has enough magnesium and calcium for your body without creating too much limescale.
To avoid certain effects such as:
- Excessive use of household products to remove limescale
- Increasing the amount of mineral salts in the body
- Water pollution
- Limescale deposits that reduce the efficiency of your appliances
Upgrade to the CO2 food softener to soften your water! Although a salt water softener will solve some of your problems, it will also increase the concentration of sodium in your drinking water. This increase in sodium is not recommended for people who are pregnant or have high blood pressure. With a CO2 softener you will not only have no excess salt, but you will also retain essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Having softened water with SoluCalc means you no longer need to know how to measure water hardness
Would you like to have softened water? Then use SoluCalc. It works by injecting edible CO2 at the very base of your water supply. This edible CO2 transforms the limestone into calcium bicarbonate. The latter is soluble and non-scaling, so it will no longer cling to your pipes and appliances. A simple, economical and ecological system that will make your daily life easier and avoid skin problems. For more information contact us via our website, one of our approved installers will answer you as soon as possible with a free estimate. The installation of our compact system will only take 1 to 2 hours of your time. Supplied with a 5 year warranty, our system has been tested and approved. With SoluCalc, say goodbye to your limescale problems!