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Why do I need a water treatment system?

Studies indicate that 85 percent of American homes are supplied with hard water, no matter if they rely on city water or a well. Hard water costs you money, causes soap scum and scale, and reduces the efficiency of water-using appliances. For more information, please Contact us at (336) 997-9791 or

What Is Hard Water?

Results from the U.S. Geological Survey indicate that 85 percent of American homes are supplied with hard water. Hard water contains dissolved calcium and magnesium ions. Commonly referred to as "hardness minerals," dissolved calcium and magnesium can cause numerous problems when present in a water supply. Whether it's from a well or a municipal water utility, water usually contains these troublesome elements.

Water hardness is typically measured in "grains per gallon," an indication of the quantity of dissolved calcium and magnesium the water contains. In amounts as small as one grain per gallon, water is classified as "hard" to a certain degree. Most homes use water that is considerably harder. To receive a complimentary water test for hardness, please Contact us at (336) 997-9791 or

What are the symptoms of hard water?

Probably the most recognizable symptoms of hard water are soap scum in the tub and shower, and hard water spots on faucets and fixtures. According to an Ohio State University study, the average person cleaning a home spends more than six hours a month cleaning tap water spots, streaks and scum alone. Hardness minerals react with soaps and detergents to form an insoluble, sticky residue that's difficult to rinse from bathtubs, sinks, faucets and fixtures. The same soap residue is often left on hair, skin and clothing, too. Although not highly visible in these instances, it can cause your skin to dry and itch, and clothing to fade and wear prematurely.

Hard water causes other problems, as well. Over time, scale formed from continuous contact with dissolved minerals in water can collect inside plumbing and on the internal parts of water-using appliances. Service calls from plumbers and repairpersons may become necessary as water pressure drops and mechanical parts stop working.

Hard water scale can also coat the inside of a water heater and drastically reduce its heating efficiency. Greater fuel consumption and higher utility bills result when the appliance has to heat water through a layer of scale. According to a study commissioned by the Water Quality Research Council and conducted at New Mexico State University, water heaters work 22-29 percent less efficiently with hard water, driving up utility bills unnecessarily. For a complimentary water analysis to test for hardness, please contact us at (336) 997-9791 or

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