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    What is the difference between hard and soft water?

    Plumbers

    Hi, I’m just curious as to what the differences are between hard and soft water when it comes to water usage such as through taps? Also, why do they differ across the UK? Is this down to nature or human activity?

    Asked by carole on 10th May 2022
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    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "Hard and soft water is caused by the lime in the water and this is always caused by different areas of the country having them, which in hard areas always causes timescale in the water, you can fit water descaler on the mains or a water softener"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Reach N Shine Property Maintenance Service

    "The hardness and softness of the water is determined by mineral content of both calcium and magnesium soft water is seventeen ppm. hard water has seventeen to sixty ppm. in moderately harder water has hundred twenty ppm this is the difference between hard and soft water"

    Answered on 10th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2016 - report

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