One of the subjects that comes up a lot around here is Hard Water. The most common question is: How do I know if my water is hard or soft?
The answer is: Unless you live in Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, or Alabama, you most likely have hard water. See, in the good ‘
Characteristics of Hard Water
Hard water resists foaming, so usually cleaning compound manufacturers add heaps of a foaming agent called Sodium Laureth Sulfate. It makes a lot of bubbles, but be forewarned: it combines with the calcium to create deposits that
Water Hardness or Softness in the USA
These deposits, called “scale,” are composed mainly of calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and calcium sulfate.
More than 85% of American homes have hard water. The softest waters occur in parts of New England, South Atlantic-Gulf, Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii regions. Moderately hard waters are common in many of the rivers of the Tennessee, Great Lakes, and Alaska regions. Hard and very hard waters are found in some of the streams in most of the regions throughout the country. The hardest waters (greater than 1,000 ppm) are in streams in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Arizona, and southern California.
How do I remove
hard water stains from glass?
The first step is to remove the actual stains using A-1 Hard Water Stain Remover. It’s non-acid so you don’t have to worry about getting it on anything and it won’t leave a residue. It works by breaking the calcium bond. We designed A-1 Hardwater Stain Remover to break apart the bonds that hold these stains together. A-1 restores glass, tile, natural stones, shower doors, mirrors, and metals. Our no-acid formula makes it safe for any surface. Try it and you’ll be impressed.
The second step is to avoid these stains
Q: What is hard water?
A: Hard water is water that has high mineral content (in contrast with “soft water”). Hard water is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates.
Tap water is generally considered “hard’ if the calcium or magnesium content is over 5 grains per gallon (
Hard water is water that has high mineral content (in contrast with “soft water”). Hard water is often indicated by a lack of suds formation when soap is agitated in water. Wherever water hardness is a concern, water softening is commonly used to reduce hard water’s adverse effects.
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