Fort Collins Families: How To Properly Test Your Water For Hardness At Home

Fort Collins Families: How To Properly Test Your Water For Hardness At Home

Welcome, Fort Collins families! If you’ve ever wondered about the hardness of your household water, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll guide you through a straightforward home testing process that will help you determine your water hardness and its implications.

Understanding Water Hardness

Firstly, it’s essential to understand what water hardness entails. It refers to the high concentration of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, in your water. These minerals can cause a plethora of inconveniences, from causing soap not to lather properly to the build-up of unsightly deposits on your utensils and appliances.

Determining Water Hardness: The DIY Test

Fortunately, checking the hardness of your water is quite straightforward. All you’ll need is a clean, transparent container with a lid, some pure castile soap (a soap made from plant oils), and your tap water. We’ll walk you through the steps and what to look out for as an indication of hard water.

The Professional Test

While the DIY home test can give you an approximation of your water hardness, hiring professionals for a thorough test is recommended for precision. We discuss how professionals test your water, the kind of detailed report they provide, and how they can guide you in the case of hard water.

What to Do If You Have Hard Water?

Water hardness is a common problem in many homes, and there are various solutions to this. The most popular and effective solution is using a water softener system. We’ll describe how this system works and its benefits in tackling hard water issues.


Understanding the hardness of your water is pivotal in maintaining your home and your appliances. Once you’ve effectively identified the hardness level of your water, you make informed decisions on how to treat it, eventually leading to a happier and healthier home with more efficient appliances.

Ready to find out more about your water hardness or exploring water softening solutions for your home? Contact Colorado Water Purification today! Reach out to us at 303-248-3390 or visit our contact page to get started. Let’s ensure your water is as pure and healthy as it can be. Welcome to a world of clean, soft water!

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