Hard water can give you a hard time
While hard water is not a health concern, it can cause build-up (called “scale”) in pipes and plumbing that can cause problems. Hard water can also make it tough on appliances and hot water heaters.
How do I know if I have hard water?
Wondering if you have hard water at your home? Signs that you might include:
- White build-up on fixtures
- Spots on glasses
- Soap and shampoo that don’t lather well
- Dry skin and hair
- Clothes that don’t seem clean after washing.
Hard Water Remediation from Fontus Can Help
If you have hard water at your home or office, it’s easily fixed with a water softener.
Because hard water contains an abundance of minerals (magnesium and calcium are the primary culprits, though iron and manganese can make an appearance), installing a system that removes the minerals will soften your water.
Benefits of soft water include:
- Softer skin & hair
- Brighter clothes
- Fewer household cleaners needed
- Clearer glasses and dishes
- Extended life of appliances and hot water heater
In addition, soft water has potential economic benefits:
- Water heaters work 30% more efficiently = lower energy costs
- Appliances perform better = fewer repair bills.
- Cleaners and detergents last longer = reduced spending on cleaning supplies
- Clothes last longer = fewer replacements
- Skin and hair aren’t as dry = reduced spending on lotions and conditioners
Schedule a free hard water test with Fontus
If you’re not sure whether you have hard water, or if you’re interested in hard water remediation, give Fontus a call. We’ll be right out and provide a free water test.
If you have hard water, we’ll discuss your options with you, so you’ll have the knowledge to decide which system works best for you.
After installation, we’ll test once more to make sure the system is working optimally and softening your water.
We’re in it for the long-term
At Fontus, we’re passionate about water. We’re always reliable, always no hassle, and always ready to help. We’re not an install and disappear operation. Through testing, installation, and on-going maintenance, we ensure clean, pure water for your home or office.
Is hard water bad for you?
While hard water poses no serious threat to your health, it can cause some undesirable side effects that impact the health and vibrancy of your hair, skin, and nails. Learn more about what hard water is, and how it can affect your body. Learn more about hard water and health.
What are some of the effects of hard water?
Hard water can have an impact on many systems and surfaces in your home. From wearing out water heaters and boilers, to causing lime scale build-up, and leaving spots on silverware and glassware, it’s important to understand how hard water can aesthetically and functionally impact your home. Learn more about the effects of hard water.
How do you know if you have hard water?
There are a few different ways you can tell if you have hard water including noticing aesthetic signs as well as any changes in the functionality of your heating and water systems. Find out what to watch out for to determine whether you might have hard water in your home. Learn more about how to tell if you have hard water.
How do you soften hard water?
The only effective way to soften hard water is to install a softening system. Fortunately, maintenance of this system is minimal, and improvements can be significant. Learn more about how we test for hard water, and how a water softening system works. Learn more about how to soften hard water.
The Fontus Triple Test Promise
We want all our customers to feel 100% satisfied with our systems, so we’ve created the Fontus Triple Test Promise.
We’ll test your home or business water supply for aesthetic issues, including hardness, iron, pH, etc. using an immediate-response test and make sure you understand all findings.
If needed, we’ll also send a water sample to the Maine State Certified Laboratory to confirm any findings and test for bacteria, viruses, and hazardous chemicals.
After your new system is in place, we’ll test your water supply again to make sure your problem is solved. It’s our way of helping you feel confident that your drinking water is safe and clean.