We've all been there. You go to take a shower and the spray nozzle is caked with calcium and lime. The water can't even get through the holes so you have to run around in your shower just to get wet!. Or how about waking up in the morning at the crack of dark, then starting your coffee pot that refuses to work right. So what is a person to do? According to the US Geological Survey, 85% of water in the US is considered hard water and if you live in the Midwest, you are among the hardest water in the country. Aside from installing a water softener, which will help prevent hard water problems, what can you do to get rid of those pesky problems?