Water Hardness Test Strips - 50 strips at 0-425 ppm
Check For Calcium, Magnesium, and Total Hardness
Measure your water hardness for accurate water softener calibration.
Your health, home, and wallet could be suffering as a result of the hardness of your water. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in your water.
You may notice it in the film left on your hands after washing, the residue on your plates and glasses, or scaling over the taps in your home. More subtle signs can appear over time though, with increased costs in heating, soap usage, and appliance damage.
This test kit allows you to test your total water hardness from 0-25 GPG or 0-425 PPM, so that you can calibrate your water softener and avoid the potential problems in your home.
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The EPA recommends testings at least once a year
Most of the USA have hard water - in fact 85% of us get to deal with it on a daily basis. Only 30% of us are using a water softener though.
When hard water is heated, solid deposits of calcium carbonate can form. This scale can damage almost anything that comes in contact with the water, including your appliances, boiler/water-heater, pipes, fabrics, and clothes.
When using hard water, more soap or detergent is needed to get things clean, be it your hands, hair, or your laundry. This becomes evident through the additional time spent washing things, the (up to 50% higher) soap usage, as well as noticeably dryer skin and duller hair.
Easy to Use and Understand
No lab assistance or “professional” help required
The clear color chart makes testing easy enough for anyone
Free user guide and unlimited support included
Almost Instant Test Results
Find out your results within 30 seconds of testing
Reliable results from high quality test strips
Compatible with any softener thanks to both GPG and PPM measurements
Everything You Need in One Bottle
No mailing, extra fees, or equipment required
Regularly test and maintain your water with 50 test strips
Calibrate your softener and retest up to 10 months after opening
Take out a test strip with dry hands and immediately close the jar to keep the contents fresh.
Dip the test strip in the water for 1 second and shake off any excess. Leave pad-side up for 30 seconds.
In daylight, compare the strip to the color chart within 2 minutes and then throw away the strip.
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1 x Testing Guide
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Is water hardness a health concern?
No; calcium and magnesium are natural minerals that pose no known health issues.
The water hardness test strips are brown. Is this normal?
Yes. The color pad can appear deep olive to brownish when removed from the container.
Can hard water cause dry and stringy hair?
Yes; hardness minerals can lead to hair feeling dry and brittle and can interfere with certain hair care products.
Can I test my water softener with the test strips?
Yes; the test strips will show if your water softener is working. Usefully, you can also use the test strips to determine how often to set the regeneration cycle.
Can the water hardness strips be used more than once?
No; please discard the individual strip after each use.
The test strips color did not change. Why?
If the water being tested is very low in minerals, the color on the test strip may not change or only shifts only slightly in color. Be sure to view the strip under daylight conditions.
What is the shelf life of the strips once opened?
Once the bottle is opened, use the test strips within 12 months. We advise you to keep the cap tightly closed after each use; please store it at room temperature away from direct sunlight.
Can I use the Health Metric TDS Meter to test water hardness?
No; TDS measurements include dissolved minerals, salts, nitrates, and other substances. The Water Hardness Test Strips are the proper way to test for water hardness, without interference from other substances that may be present in the water.