What’s Wrong With My Water? The Problem With Hard Water

Unless you’re bathing or doing your laundry and dishes in the stream or lake behind your property, you ARE using hard water for these tasks. According to, hard water is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in your water. Everyone who uses treated water or well water has it in one degree or another.  The map below will give you a good idea of how hard the water is where you live as it varies by region.

United States Water Hardness Map

Hard water causes all kinds of issues like dry skin and hair, soap scum build-up on showers and shower doors, dull and dingy clothing, reduced water pressure in the home, and damage to your appliances and plumbing fixtures. Sediment build-up affects your dishwasher, faucets, washing machine, and hot water heater over time, causing them to need replacing long before the end of their life expectancy.

Thankfully, the solution to these common problems experienced by millions of Americans across the country is very simple: test your water for hardness by a professional. At Bono Plumbing, we offer free water testing along with our free estimates on water softening and filtration systems! The test only takes a few minutes and the results will inform you if your water needs to be conditioned.

Water Hardness Chart

Once our expert plumber has determined the hardness of your water, they will recommend a North Star water softener that best fits your family’s needs at a fraction of the cost of most water softener providers. Our units include guaranteed labor and North Star’s stellar product warranty.

Water Softener Comparison Chart

If you’re interested in investing in your family’s health and well-being as well as saving on your water bill and preserving the life of your plumbing fixtures and appliances, please contact us through our contact page or call our office at 636-294-9110.