Do I have hard water?
Hard water presence is hard to detect. Often it would be too late when you know it and would only be made aware once your bathroom fixtures start accumulating stains that are hard to remove or once your plumbing or pipe works get clogged. This particular reason is the reason why most homeowners are unaware if they have hard water and would only be made aware once they noticed that they need often replacing their faucets or bathroom fixtures and have their water tested for its hardness.
DIY test for hard water
Although hard water is quite difficult to preemptively detect before you ever need it, you can do this DIY test to know. You can do this preliminarily before having faucets installed in your bathrooms. If this DIY test came back negative you can then be at least worried less about hard water problems. If it comes back positive you can have your water further tested by water treatment professionals. This DIY test’s step is:
- Fill a clear container with water
- Pour some pure liquid soap
- Shake vigorously
- Not presence of soap suds and the water’s clarity
If the resultant water is clear and has a height of soap suds on top then you have hard water. If it is murky or unclear and there are little if any soap suds atop, then you have hard water. You can then have your water tested professionally and precisely for its hardness for you to be able to choose the best bathroom faucets for hard water.
Test your water before replacing faucets
New homeowners are not the only possible beneficiary of having your water tested for hardness. People who have recently moved into a new house with preinstalled faucets can also benefit from this. Having your water tested before any replacements of faucets is necessary to prevent you from potentially spending on the wrong type of faucets.