Yes, there is a major difference in hard and soft water. Hard water is water that contains an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Soft water is treated water in which the only ion is sodium. If you are having experience with damages to your clothing from the laundry, excessive soap consumption, pipe scaling, faucet and fixture deterioration, skin problems, or undesirable tastes or odors from your water, you might have a hard water problem. Workman & Son’s Plumbing can solve your hard water worries with a variety of quality products for your home.