Hard Water Alternatives

    A frequently asked question; can I still do the WOHW method if I have hard water, and what are the alternatives?

Evidence Of Hard Water

Evidence Of Hard Water

Well first let’s talk about what hard water actually is: Hard water, is water with a high level of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium, and calcium. Which is the total opposite of soft water and can make a huge difference in the experience you have on the WOHW method. If you aren’t sure  you have hard water there are easy, simple ways to spot the signs, without purchasing a kit or having someone come out to check. It’s very self-evident. Look for the following signs:

  • Soap scum in sinks and bathtubs
  • Bathtub rings
  •  Spots on dishes or shower doors
  •  Reduced foaming and cleaning abilities of soaps, shampoos and detergents (this is very easy to spot)
  •  Dingy and yellowed clothes with soapy residues that require extra rinsing to remove
  •  Clogged pipes from buildup of minerals
  •  Increased water heating costs from buildup of minerals, reducing efficiency of water heaters
  •  Possible skin infections from bacteria trapped in pores underneath soap scum
  •  Ezcema (new