Hardness Testing

Hard Water forms Deposits that Clog Plumbing

Author: Environmental Health Staff/Friday, December 28, 2012/Categories: Environmental Laboratory Services

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Excessive hard water forms deposits that clog plumbing and requires more soap and detergents for cleaning and laundering clothing.

Hardness is caused by mineral dissolved by water as it moves through soil and rock. Such minerals include calcium and magnesium.  Ideally, hard water should be softened to 4 or 5 grains of hardness. Hardness levels can be monitored by periodically submitting water samples to our laboratory. 

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