LESLIE: Ed in New Jersey’s looking for a way to test the water hardness. Did you just move into a new place?
ED: … and I tested the water with a retail water tester kit …
ED: … and it turns out that my water is actually soft. So I’m a little confused now because my region is supposedly a hard water region.
TOM: OK. Well, I would certainly believe the test results rather than what the rumors are about the region. Let me ask you this. When you use soap, say to wash your hands or something like that, does it seem to have any problem lathering up?
TOM: Well, then your water is probably soft.
ED: So is soft water OK?
TOM: Yes. So I would not get too worked up about the quality of your water. Most municipal systems are just fine.
ED: OK, that sounds great. Thank you so much for your help.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.