Rain water is water in its purest form. As it filters through the earth, it absorbs minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals make water hard. How hard the water becomes depends on how much of these minerals it dissolves. Different degrees of hardness exist depending on the amount of minerals dissolved in the water. Water hardness can vary greatly based on where you live.
Soft water is defined as 0 to 1 grains per gallon. Slightly hard water is 1 to 3 1/2 grains per gallon. Moderately hard water has 3 1/2 to 7 grains of minerals per gallon. What is defined as hard water has 7 to 10 1/2 grains per gallon. Finally, the hardest water has over 10 1/2 grains of minerals per gallon.
Do we already deliver your salt? Just let our office know that you’d like a free water hardness test done when we go out to deliver.
You can also get a water test if you stop by our shop in Hopkins, MN. Just bring two water samples from your kitchen sink–one sample of hot, and one cold; we’ll test it for you on the spot at no charge and let you know what steps to take to eliminate your hard water problem. We even sell water hardness test kits if you’d like to take one home!
Specialty water testing also available at an affordable cost. For more details, please call our office at (952) 929-0422