By simply running your tap water through a BRITA water filter you can remove water hardness and the likes of lead and chlorine, which not only protects your kitchen appliances, but make drink water a much healthier experience.
If you’re not sure how much lime is in your water, or how “hard” it is, find out with a free BRITA water testing kit sent straight to your home. Just click the button below and let us know what address to send it to!
Understanding your water couldn’t be easier thanks to our Water Hardness test strips.
Once you’ve requested and received your test strip, it will usually arrive within 5 days, then all you need to do is:
- Remove the test strip from the packaging
- Place it under a running cold tap for up to 3 seconds – please note: the test will only work on unfiltered water
- Compare the colour of your test strip to the colour chart
To fully understand what the result means for you, we’ve included a handy guide with each test strip kit we send out so you can start your journey to better tasting water.
Now that you’ve tested your water you should have an indication as to how hard your water is and how much lime is in it.
Your water testing kit should have come with a handy information leaflet and it will inform you that if your water is very hard water then it is essential that filter your water as it will have a high volume of limescale. This will lead to a significant impact on how your drinks both appear and taste, as well as causing damage to your kettles and other household appliances such as the iron!
However, if your results reveal you have soft water – you also need to make sure you filter because soft water contains minerals and these can have a drastic effect on the taste of your drinks.
Water plays a key role in our everyday lives but this vital ingredient varies drastically depending upon your mineral content which can influence the taste and appearance of your drinks as well as the impact of limescale on your household appliances.
Whilst some areas are recognised for having particularly hard or soft water, it actually varies drastically across regions, and even street-to-street.
That’s why it’s essential to understand what your water specifically contains. By requesting your water hardness test strip today, you will receive a test strip and information guide to help you diagnose how you can improve your water blend.