What is hard water? - Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions, Answered by The Plumbing Expert.

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What is hard water?

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Hard water is the most common problem found in the average home. Hard water is water that contains dissolved hardness minerals above 1 GPG. Calcium, manganese and magnesium are the most common hardness minerals.

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