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    It’s a common term, especially here in Texas: Hard Water. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do to prevent hard water from coming into our homes, but there’s plenty we can do to prevent hard water from damaging your home. Most people have an idea of what hard water does, but they don’t really know what it is. Let’s investigate.

    For you chemistry folks out there, water is H2O. Two parts hydrogen, and one part oxygen. That’s the molecule that makes water, or steam, or ice. But there are a lot of additional elements contained in what’s coming out of your tap. Water becomes “hard” when it picks up minerals along the way from the ground to your faucet. Small traces of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and aluminum are all common elements of hard water. They can be picked up through limestone, lakes and rivers, or, if the plumbing system is old, even corroded pipes. None of these minerals are necessarily bad for you and some could even have nutritional benefits. It’s estimated that 85% of all U.S. homes have hard water.

    Luckily for you, The Bosworth Company has a solution. Among our many services, we also offer a variety of solutions to hard water. One of those services is reverse osmosis.  Without getting too scientific, reverse osmosis is a process that helps purify your water, thus getting rid of many of the minerals that make your water hard, and giving you a much purer version of H2O. You can learn more about the process here. The Bosworth Company offers a variety of reverse osmosis systems for sale or lease. You can even customize which water lines receive the purified water within your home. In a future blog post, we’ll explore some of the symptoms you can look for to know if you have hard water. To learn more, just schedule a consultation with one of our experts or call 830-428-2764.  The Bosworth Company. Worth the call. Always.