Is Hard Water Pouring Money Down the Drain?


Story Updated: Feb 8, 2012

Is Hard Water Pouring Money Down the Drain? (333)

(NewsUSA) - Hard water costs the average American family well over $2,200 a year. And 85 percent of American households have hard water.

Hard water is caused by a buildup of calcium and magnesium that water picks up from sediment and rock before entering the home. The higher the amounts of these dissolved minerals, the harder the water. Hard water reduces the lifespan and effectiveness of appliances, increases energy usage, results in dingy laundry and dishes and damages skin and hair.

One of the simplest and least expensive ways to test for hard water in your home is to use a water hardness test strip. Nature's Own Water Care offers a free kit that measures the grains of hardness per gallon, which in turn establishes the hardness in water. Once hard water is confirmed, the most effective and efficient way to remove dissolved calcium and magnesium and other impurities is by using a water softener regenerated regularly with Nature's Own quality water care products.

Nature's Own transforms water conditioning into water care, replacing traditional water conditioning products with a blend of pure, high-grade elements designed to return the water in your home to its natural state of purity. The resulting water is purer, tastier and gentler on your body and clothing than ordinary household tap water. Appliances run more efficiently and last longer.

Nature's Own offers four distinct water care products, each designed with the unique needs of every home in mind. Sodium Chloride Cubes with Resin Clean and Sodium Chloride Cubes with Rust Fighter extend water softener life, increase appliance efficiency and keep hair and skin free of mineral by-products.

For families looking to add more potassium to their diet, Nature's Own Potassium Cubes are an alternative to traditional sodium products. Additionally, Potassium Enriched Cubes offer a healthy balance of potassium and sodium, while protecting clothing and appliances.

To learn more about minerals in tap water and order your free Hard Water Test Kit, visit

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