Free eComfort Water Testing Kit

Free eComfort Water Testing Kit

How to Test Water Hardness and pH

By  |  Product Expert
By  |  Product Expert

Did you know there are 267 different contaminants1 in American tap water? Everything from minerals to carcinogens, to antibiotics! 

 

We've written before about the importance of testing your home water quality to keep yourself and your family healthy, but even if you have clean water, there are other quality issues you may experience involving hardness and pH.


Free Water Quality Testing Kits

Our free* water testing kit is a simple way to check for water hardness and water pH.

  • The hard water test kit strips check for dissolved calcium and magnesium in your tap water. High concentrations of these minerals can cause scale deposits and difficulty cleaning clothes and dishes.

  • The water pH test kit strips check how acidic your water is. Highly-acidic water may indicate the need for further testing. 

Sign up to receive your free drinking water test strips, along with a 5% off coupon for eComfort water filtration products, by filling out the form below.



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How Water Testing Strips Work

The water testing kit comes in a packet containing a set of strips to test your water hardness and pH.

 

Steps to Test Water Hardness

  1. Dip one water hardness test strip into a tap water sample for 3 seconds.
  2. Remove the strip and match it with the closest color on the reference chart provided. A score of 7 or higher means your water is hard.
  3. Very hard water indicates that you could benefit from a water softener. Learn more about water softeners.

Water Hardness Testing Strip
Our own tests indicated a water hardness level of 7, which means we could benefit from a water softener.


Steps to Test Water pH

  1. Dip one water hardness test strip into a tap water sample for 10 seconds.
  2. Remove the strip and wait 15 seconds for the color to stabilize.
  3. Match the strip with the closest color on the reference chart provided.

If you find that your water is very hard or acidic, you benefit by using a water filter.

 

Have questions about your water? Please contact us for help figuring out your next steps. 

 

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*While Supplies Last. Limit One Per Household. For Potable Water Use Only. 

1. According to the Environmental Working Group