If you live in regional Australia then you probably have hard water? In fact, even if you live in Metropolitan areas and cities, you probably still have hard water.

So what is Hard Water?

Hard Water is water that has a high mineral content to it. Calcium and Magnesium to be specific. It is formed when water passes through deposits of chalk and limestone containing materials such as calcium and magnesium. Our rainwater is clean (or soft) but as it drains through our soils and waterways it picks up these minerals and becomes hard water. Hard water can play havoc with your water and therefore, anything in your household that uses water.

What items in your household are affected by Hard Water?

  • Shower
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee machine and Kettle
  • Swimming Pool Pumps
  • Water Pumps
  • Water Heaters
  • Anything that water runs through

How does hard water affect you and your House?

  • You need more soap and detergents and can find it hard to get any lather
  • You see a build up on your shower head
  • You can find spots on your glasses, rings in your bath, stains on your fences etc
  • Your machinery breaks down a lot faster than its ‘lifetime’… A LOT FASTER!
  • You need to clean more
  • You spend more money on appliances
  • Your pipes clog more easily
  • Your hair doesn’t clean or dries out
  • Your power costs increase
  • Your skin feels itchy PLUS hard water has been linked to eczema
  • Need we go on!!

Where do you find HARD WATER in Western Australia?

We have listed the TOP “Hard Water’ towns that experience hard water (rated as extreme and severe). Western Australia suffers from hard water more than any other state.

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  • Albany
  • Carnarvon
  • Cervantes
  • Dampier
  • Esperance
  • Exmouth
  • Gascoyne Area
  • Halls Creek
  • Jurien Bay
  • Kununurra
  • Lancelin
  • Learmonth
  • Leonora
  • Marble Bar
  • Mt Barker
  • Mt Magnet
  • Meekatharra
  • Newman
  • Onslow
  • Point Sampson
  • Port and South Hedland
  • Tom Price
  • Wiluna

Solutions for your Hard Water Problems

Ecosoftwater provide a range of solutions from individual appliance solutions that can be used in the following areas: Shower, Caravan, Bath, Swimming Pool Pump, plus whole house solutions. Anywhere that water runs through and is affected by hard water, we can help.

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Tips to remove Hard Water Build Up

  • Trusty old white vinegar and Water. Create a 50/50 mix and place into a spray bottle. Use on surfaces, taps, shower heads, glass etc Simply spray onto the surface, let sit for a little while then wipe off with a light cloth or towel. You can also use this in the toilet bowl too. For tougher stains, let the solution sit on the surface for longer – up to 5-10 minutes. Foe even tougher stains you can leave a soaked rag tied around the tap or item for up to an hour.
  • To prevent Hard Water spots – you can add a softening powder to your washing machine to prevent build up.
  • To remove water rings from spa/ jetted baths – you can follow these steps:
    • Fill the bath with hot water
    • Add in ½ a cup of bleach and ½ a cup of powdered detergent
    • Run the jets for half an hour
    • Empty the bath and refill with cold water, run jets again 10 mins and then drain.
  • Another trick is to make a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Spear your paste over the affected surface and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then scrub and rinse with water. Make sure you wipe it completely dry.
  • Lemon Juice. Squeeze 10 lemons and add to spray bottle. Spray onto affected areas, let sit for 10 minutes then wipe clean.

We hope this article has been helpful to you.

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