What is Hard Water?
Posted by Jeff Wahl on 12/20/2020 to Water Testing & Sampling
"If you notice white calcification, you very likely have hard water."
Hard water is generally found in areas that are composed of limestone. Calcium and magnesium are absorbed into the water as it comes in contact with the limestone. The level of absorption varies by region. Hardness in water is found in both deep drilled and shore wells, it can also be present in rivers and lakes with spring fed water sources.
Removing hardness from water will save money and reduce the amount of cleaning products used.
Emerging Drinking Water Risks
Real Estate Water Sampling
Health Unit Water Testing
Does a good test result put your mind at ease that the water is safe for consumption?
Water Testing - Home Buyer's Beware
Buyers will often trust the seller or realtor when a water sample is submitted to the local health unit. In some cases, the buyer will simply receive the test results through their lawyer. The goal of this publication is to raise awareness for the possibility of tampering with a water sample and the potential for illness to occur. When it comes to water, safety is of paramount concern and too often buyers purchase a home with a good water sample and never consider to test the water again. Unfortunately, the consequences can lead to illness and sometimes be costly.
Consider a third party to test the water in a real estate transaction.
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