Hard Water

Ever wonder what's behind dry skin, dull colours and soap that doesn't lather?

If you're like most people, you'll be surprised to learn the many subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways hard water in your home can affect your life. It can dry your skin, rob your clothes of colour, leave spots on your dishes and countertops, even tarnish fixtures and ruin expensive appliances.

See if any of the questions below sound familiar. If they do, it's time to call your local Kinetico water specialist for answers that will make your water the pure pleasure it's supposed to be.


Why do I have dry skin and hair?

Why do I have dry skin and hair?

There are two common causes for this. The first is hard water—dissolved minerals that are in your tap water. Hard water prevents soaps and shampoos from lathering fully and rinsing away completely, leaving a film on your skin and hair. If you're connected to a public water supply, the second common cause for dry skin and hair are the chemicals used to keep public water safe. When you experience life hydrated by Kinetico, these problems stop cold, and your hair and skin welcome the change.

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Why are my clothes, towels and sheets stiff?

Why are my clothes, towels and sheets stiff?

You have hard water—that is, your tap water has dissolved minerals in it. Over time, these minerals build up in the fabric, trapping detergent and preventing it from rinsing away. Machine-drying clothing that's filled with mineral and detergent residue literally bakes them into the fabric, robbing it of colours and brightness. Your clothes may look dull and flat and feel rough to the touch. Hydrating your life with Kinetico means you can look forward to fluffier towels and softer, longer-lasting clothes.

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Why are there spots on the hard surfaces throughout my home?

Why are there spots on the hard surfaces throughout my home?

You have hard water—that is, your tap water brings dissolved minerals along with it. These minerals are left behind as the water that carries them is dried or evaporates. These spots can show up on hard surfaces throughout your home like your countertops, stainless steel appliances, glassware and even your car if you're washing it with untreated, hard water. When your life is hydrated by Kinetico, your water is freed of these minerals—so spots no longer form and your appliances stay attractive, clean and bright.

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How can better water make my appliances last longer?

How can better water make my appliances last longer?

Hard water is brutal on appliances. The minerals in the water build up inside pipes, sapping water pressure, using more energy and making your appliances work harder and wear out faster. Your water heater, for example, is likely the second-biggest energy user in your home. When your life is hydrated by Kinetico, you'll spend 30% less energy heating your water, and your appliances will last longer too.

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Once you experience life hydrated by Kinetico, you'll see water in a whole new light. Call your local Kinetico water specialist. As Canada's foremost water experts, you can count on us to identify, treat and resolve any water issue you face.

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