Does Hard Water Make Soap Scum Worse?

Woman washing hands and leaving soap scum behind on bathroom sink

Did you know that the minerals in hard water can make bathroom soap scum problems even worse? Let’s take a quick look at why hard water and soap never seem to get along. When hard water reacts with soap it forms a white, scaly layer on the surfaces of your shower, bathtub, sink, and other … Read more

Is Hard Water Bad for Your Hair?

Woman checking mirror for signs of dry skin and hair from hard water

Dealing with a dry, itchy scalp or brittle hair? The reason may have more to do with your home’s hard water system than your hair type or shampoo products. Hard water and hair have a complicated relationship. And there’s two reasons for this: Hard water causes mineral buildup on your scalp and hair, which can … Read more

Remove Hard Water Stains in Your Shower for Good

Freshly cleaned white porcelain bathroom tube and shower tile

Tired of seeing orange stains inside your shower? The reason why your white porcelain bathtub may now show traces of orange spots is likely due to hard water build up. Hard water contains higher amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. And when these minerals oxidize with the air, they adhere to soap scum (wikihow) and … Read more

Is Softened Water Safe for Plants?

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We’ve said it time and again—softened water is better for your hair, skin, laundry, and plumbing system. Even so, some people still wonder if soft water is good for plants. Well, the answer depends, as different kinds of treated water can be beneficial for your lawn, plants, and garden.  Soft Water and Plants  If you have … Read more

Solving Hard Water Laundry Problems

Solving Hard Water Laundry Problems

Don’t you just love the feeling of pulling your laundry out of the dryer and feeling a warm, fuzzy towel against your skin? Well, if you have hard water, that’s a sort of fantasy, since the minerals in your water supply will cause your towels and other types of laundry to feel dry, scratchy, and … Read more

Calling Aquarius For The First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know

You just realized that reappearing ring around the tub and the fact that you’ve had to re-buy towels three times in the past year because they became unbearably scratchy is no coincidence. You’re also sick and tired of sub-par drinking water, and in particular, that all-too-familiar icky aroma that wafts up into your nostrils every … Read more

The 4 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Water Softener

A water softener is a very practical item that you can add to your home’s plumbing system — particularly if you have hard water. Hard water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium which can really hinder soap’s ability to clean not only your laundry and your home, but also yourself when you bathe. Limescale … Read more

Do You Have Limescale?

Limescale is icky, there’s just no other way around it. It clogs your plumbing and creates a layer of unsightly film that’s nearly impossible to remove. If you’re dealing with a buildup issue, you’re going to want to learn how to remove limescale for sure. But first, let’s get back to basics and find out … Read more

How to Remove Limescale & Calcium Buildup

Calcium buildup — not only is it icky to look at on the outside, but it can cause pretty costly plumbing repairs on the inside as well. When hardness minerals crystallize and adhere to your pipes and faucets, they narrow the waterways, making it more difficult for water to flow. In the business, we call … Read more

What Minerals Are Good For You?

By now you know all about how water softeners work to remove those pesky hard water minerals and how Kinetico filtration systems help filter out chlorine, sulfur, lead, and other unwanted water contaminants. What you don’t know though, is that in small doses, certain minerals are actually beneficial to your health. What are minerals, and … Read more