The hardness of water varies greatly throughout the UK and even from one town to the next in each county. Places close to each other, for example, Hull and Beverley will have completely different hardness levels even though they are relatively close. Water Hardness is caused in most parts of the UK by the high mineral content of calcium and magnesium, it is created when surface water flows through limestone, collecting these minerals before entering our water supply. Any location that has little to no chalky limestone rocks will have naturally soft water, such as places like Scotland.
So how do we know if we live in a hard water area? The easiest way to tell is the nuisance of limescale. If you see limescale build up on your taps, water marks on shower doors or find your bath water struggle to get bubbly you will be living with hard water.
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Hard water is measured in parts per million (PPM) and how many particles of hardness are dissolved in the water per million gives a rating.
To find out how hard your homes water supply is try the website of your main water supplier.
For Homes in Yorkshire: https://www.yorkshirewater.com/water-quality/check-your-water-hardness/
For Homes in Lincolnshire: http://waterquality.anglianwater.com/map.aspx
Or alternatively if you’d like us to come and test your water for specific results and show you the difference installing one of our water softeners could make to your home, please get in touch.