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Frequently Asked Questions

Pure and refreshing. Clean water is really that simple, but we understand that getting there can be overwhelming. Have questions about your water? Our experts have answers to your most frequently asked questions about hard water, soft water, contaminants in your water, and more. Check out some of these common questions about water, and contact our specialists for more information.

What is hard water and why is it a problem?

Hard water is, quite simply, water with a high level of minerals suspended in it, namely calcium and magnesium. While these minerals are not inherently dangerous, they can create scale, or residue buildup in your pipes and appliances.

Hard water affects a majority of homeowners, and we oftentimes overlook its impact. You may see hard water create residue or spots on dishes and glassware, cause soap scum buildup in your shower, or lead to yellowed, dingy whites coming out of the laundry.

In some instances, certain contaminants in water may lead to health issues. Generally speaking, hard water does not pose a threat to health. It can, however, exacerbate eczema and acne. Hard water can also cause mineral buildup on hair, leading to a coarse texture, hair loss, and hair breakage.

While the immediate impact of soft water is most noticeable in terms of improved water quality, you will also notice that soft water cuts down on a number of costs. With soft water, you can use less soap for dishwashing and laundry. When you’re flushing fewer chemicals down the drain, you also reduce your environmental impact. As hard water leads to heat loss, you will enjoy lower electric or gas bills when heating soft water. Hard water impacts and reduces the lifespan of household water-using appliances. With soft water minimizing scale buildup, everything from your water heater to your coffee maker will work more efficiently for a longer time.

Believe it or not, bottled water is naturally soft… but there may be a notably different pollutant in bottled water that you won’t find in tap water. Bottled water often contains microplastic, which has been identified as a possible health hazard.

Leaf Home Water Solutions provides a free water test at every home. A member of our team will scientifically sample and assess your water, so we will be able to show you exactly what is in it. We’ll also be able to present a solution for your unique situation.

As residences throughout the U.S. receive their water from different sources, water quality tends to vary from home to home. During your free water test, a Leaf Home Water Solutions representative will discuss the best water treatment solution for your home based on what they find in your water.

A water treatment system can be installed in your garage, outside or anywhere else where we can obtain access to your water source and electricity. Every home is different, but we have a solution for each unique situation.

We offer both salt and salt-free solutions. If a salt softener is the correct solution for your home, water quality, hardness, scale, and water consumption will determine salt usage. Fortunately, our systems have an easy to use LCD screen that will notify you when it is time to add salt. Plus, our systems are highly efficient and use less salt than other national brands.