Where In The UK Are The Hard Water Areas?

Water quality across the UK can vary significantly, depending on where you live. This can be due to water in some areas containing a build-up of minerals such and calcium and magnesium, which is known as hard water. Hard water doesn’t lather up with soap, and can...

What Are The Benefits And Issues With Hard Water?

Not every drop of water that comes out of the tap is the same depending on where you live. For example, if you live in Tidworth, a town that was rated to have the tastiest water and second-softest water in the country, your water will taste very different to that...

Tips On Removing Hard Water Stains

More than half of Brits live in hard water areas, which means most of us are familiar with the difficulty of getting rid of hard water stains in kitchens and bathrooms. That is why these tips on how to remove these stubborn marks will be greatly received.   Right...

Houseplant Care In Hard Water Areas

The trend for bringing the outdoors into our homes with an abundance of houseplants, or biophilic design, has become very popular in the past couple of years. But while there are many benefits to keeping houseplants, they can have different feeding, watering, and care...

Scientists Study Tea Made With Hard Water

If you drink black tea, you may have noticed a thin, oily film that forms at the top of the drink, especially if you live in a hard water area. Why does this happen? According to new research, the answer lies in its physics, fluid dynamics, and the chemist-tea! BBC’s...

Avoid Cold Showers After Sunburn

Phew, it’s been a scorcher recently, and with the easing of the lockdown, plenty of people have been taking advantage of the freedom to meet up with friends in the park, and get a bit of sunshine after spending the majority of the past 18 months cooped up inside. But...

Why Soft Water Can Make Your Cooking Taste Better

Many areas of the UK have hard water, especially in the south-east of England. This means that the water contains much higher levels of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium than soft water. There is nothing unsafe about hard water, although it can cause...

How Do You Measure Water Hardness?

Hard water can be an annoyance in a home due to the build-up of limescale, issues with soap and damage to piping and kettles that is caused by the minerals in the water, which is why people use block salt softeners to reduce the strain on piping. It comes from where...

Can Hard Water Damage Your Skin?

People who have hard water know the damage it can do to taps and dishwashers, but it can affect your hair and skin as well. Hard water has its benefits; as it often contains a lot of calcium, zinc and magnesium, it can help provide the body with vital nutrients that...