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How Water Softeners Can Benefit Your Health

Water Quality and Your Health

Water is such an important and integral part of our lives that we often tend to forget about its importance.

Maybe this is why we take it for granted, assuming that it automatically provides the necessary hydration that we need. Yet, the truth is that it doesn’t just provide hydration, it is essential to our complete health and well being.

There two types of water: hard water and soft water. The difference between both lies in the abundance of magnesium and calcium in hard water. While there’s no known health hazard associated with hard water, studies have found a weak correlation between cardiovascular disease in men and the use of hard water.

Although, the World Health Organization has ruled the data as insufficient to reach any meaningful conclusion. There, there are studies linking hard water usage to eczema in children.

Whether these are true or not, the reality is that it’s better to completely avoid any scenarios where there is the possibility of your health being compromised by hard water usage or consumption.

Like it or not, water, whether hard or soft are a necessity in the home. So, you can either continue to endure the hard water with its attendant downsides like:

  • Inadequate foaming when bathing or washing

  • The formation of scum which is somewhat messy

  • The turbid or cloudy look of your swimming pool –which means fewer people will get in and make use of it as the summer begins

  • Heat rash and general discomfort arising from excess heat in the summer and the reluctance of you and your family to use the hard water all the time

  • The tendency for kids to avoid having their bath, which as you know, means they’ll be living carriers of untold germs, further worsening their preponderance to ailments and diseases

  • Increased pipe corrosion in the home, which could mean dangerously high levels of iron in water coming from the pipes

  • Possibility of diarrhea arising from consuming water with high amounts of magnesium salts

Or you can try and remedy the situation by applying water softeners that can help reduce the amounts of these compounds in the home. With water softening agents in your water system, there’s less risk of any exposure to these conditions.

With them, you never have to worry about scum forming on your bathroom floors, in the sink and on your utensils. Now that the summer is here, you and your loved ones will be able to spend more time in the pool when it gets ridiculously hot and even the air conditioning seems inefficient at combating the relentless heat.

Since children are very susceptible to the heat and more likely to develop heat rash, keeping them cool by ensuring they take a cool bath frequently -2 to 3 times daily- can help keep the rashes from developing.

Even if you can drink hard water without any issues, your kids may not like it that much. Having your hard water softened means that the children will like the taste a bit more, thus reducing their likelihood of suffering from dehydration in the summer.

The installation of a water softener also means less corrosion of your pipes in the house. This also means that you and your loved ones can drink and use as much water as you want without worrying about excess iron or even the weird metallic taste in water from highly corroded pipes. You also never have to deal with the smelly odors common in waters with high sulfur, manganese and iron content.

Water softening is really something you and your family must invest in to keep you and your loved ones healthy and comfortable. Suspect that your water is hard, talk to Chicago’s leading water softening company today. Safeway Water offers free water analysis to help accurately determine if your water is hard or soft.

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