What is hard water ?
While water is in the ground ,it picks upsoluble bits of whatever it passes through.While this can mean contamination that makes the water unfit to drink, in many cases it simply means that the water contains minerals found in the earth.Of these, calcium and magnesium are of particular importance because they affect the water's ability to function in our homes.These minerals make our water hard,
One effect of hard water is that soaps and detergents lose some effectiveness.Instead of disolving completely , soap combines with the minerals to form a coagulatedsoap curd.Because less soap is dissolved more is required. And the sticky insoluble curd hangs around - it clings to the sinkand may actually inhibit cleansing.Washed hair seems dull and lifeless
In the laundry, things aren't much better.The soap curd can work its way into your clothes as they're being washed in your washing machine, This can keep dirt trapped into the fibers, and it can stiffen and roghen the fabric.
In addition to affecting the actual washing process, insoluble soap deposits leave spots on everythingyou wash-dishes , car, and a soap film will build up in your bath and shower. Calcium deposits can build up in your
pipes,appliances and water heater reducing the flow.