What is 'hard' water?

The most common problem found in homes is the water. Hard water contains dissolved hardness minerals above 1 grain per gallon (GPG). Common minerals in water include calcium, manganese, and magnesium.

Why should 'hard' water be a concern?

Hard water can be a problem by making everyday tasks much less efficient. When water is softened, only about half the soap is needed to wash dishes or do laundry. Hard water can also be a skin irritant when used for bathing.

What should I look for in a water softener?

The right product for your home is determined by testing your water, considering how many people are living in your home, understanding your normal water usage, taking into account the number of bathrooms you have, understanding the water-using appliances in your home, etc.

My water tastes fine, do I need a reverse osmosis system?

Ordinary tap water can contain dissolved metals, such as iron or lead. It might contain chlorine, nitrates and mineral salts. Or it could have sulfates, mercury, asbestos or arsenic in it. A reverse osmosis water treatment system from H2O Express Water Treatment Solutions reduces more than 95% of dissolved solids, including many harmful contaminants.