Hardness Water Test
Recommended for targeted testing of hardness level in drinking water.Water is normally considered “hard” if it contains high levels of dissolved and positively charged minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that 85% of U.S. drinking water has some degree of hardness and while it is not a health hazard, it can have nuisance/aesthetic effects.
Signs of hardness include clogged pipes through the formation of mineral deposits (also called "scale), white buildup and residue on fixtures, inability to form a lather or sudsing of soap, damage and malfunctions of water-related equipment like heaters, kettles, and cooling towers.
This Tap Score water test package provides all required materials to properly collect and submit a sample for certified laboratory testing. Reported results will include detailed, quantified analysis of hardness by SM 2340B (or equivalent).
Included in every Tap Score Essential, Advanced, and Extended test in the City and Well water collections.
Hardness Water Test
Is this the right test for you?
What our scientists say:
“ Hardness is naturally caused by minerals that dissolve into water as it passes through soil and rocks. While there are no known health effects of hard water, it can dry out skin and hair, as well as lead to soap scum rings and white spots on fixtures. "
This is the right test if you:
- Water leaves white spots, film, or scaling on fixtures and dishes.
- Laundry appears yellow, grey, or less bright.
- Water dries out skin and/or hair.
- Water prevents soap from lathering.
How it works
1. Collect Sample
We ship you everything you need to test your drinking water, including a guide on how to collect your sample.
2. Ship to Lab
Send your sample back to us for rigorous, certified, independent testing. The shipping’s on us!
3. Get Report
After our labs analyze your sample, we’ll send you a full report on what's in your water and what to do next.
Your custom Tap Score awaits.
After our certified labs receive and test your water sample, we will email your custom Tap Score Report, a simple digital tool that helps you understand exactly what’s in your water and what you can do about it. LEARN MORE