How Hard is My Water?

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What is Hard Water?

Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals, predominantly calcium & magnesium. The higher the mineral content, the harder the water. Rainwater is naturally soft, but as it soaks into the ground and passes slowly through the soil and rocks beneath, it dissolves soluble minerals in the rocks increasing the water’s hardness. Hard water leads to the formation of limescale throughout pipes, heating equipment and appliances. In turn, limescale build-up can lead to:

  • Significantly increased energy consumption

  • Water related appliances and equipment failing prematurely

  • Increased water consumption

  • Increased chemical and detergent use

  • Reduction in water pressure

  • Growth of biofilm, supporting bacterial growth in your water system

How do I know if my water is Hard or Soft?

You can check if you are in an area prone to hard water using our Hard Water by Zip tool located above. This tool is used as a general guideline but may not be completely accurate as you may live in an area with soft water but have your water supplied from a well. The most accurate measure is to have a water sample analysed by a lab to measure the total dissolved solids (TDS).

We provide complimentary water analysis kits, please complete the contact form below to get yours.

Common Solutions for Hard Water Problems

The most common way to soften water is through an ion exchange water softener. The vast majority of water softening equipment today exchanges minerals for sodium. While effective, this process has a number of drawbacks:

  • They can be very expensive as the more water you use the bigger they need to be.

  • You will have to either refill regularly with salt or replace the resin. Failure to do this makes the unit totally ineffective.

  • While there are many companies responsibly recycling the wear and tear parts of these softeners, there is still a negative environmental impact.

  • Salt softeners are being banned in certain areas due to the damage increased sodium levels cause to water systems and the negative environmental impact of discharged briny wastewater.

  • Ion exchange units do not remove microorganisms like bacteria from the feed water and sometimes aid bacterial growth, as the resin beds can accumulate organic matter (biofilm) which serve as a nutrient to the bacteria.

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How is Hard Water Measured?

Hard water is measured in grains per gallon (GPG) or parts per million (PPM), with 1 GPG equivalent to 17.1 PPM. The amount of hardness (minerals) dissolved in the water gives the hard water rating.

GPG PPM WATER HARDNESS
1 – 5.85 0 – 100 Soft
5.86 – 11.69 101 – 200 Moderately hard
11.70 – 16.08 201 – 275 Hard
16.09 + 276 + Very hard

Our Solution

The Integro does not add or remove anything from the water. Our unique technology injects electrons into the water with sufficient energy that disrupts the bonding between different minerals. The system does not require any chemicals nor any maintenance. The Integro is an excellent solution for anyone dealing with extensive costs and persistent problems caused by hard water. It guarantees the prevention and removal of limescale throughout all water systems, equipment and appliances. It is suitable for all environments, from the largest of commercial facilities to smaller businesses and residential settings. Contact us now to arrange your free, no-obligation water analysis test to see how we can help you.

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