What makes water hard is high levels of calcium and magnesium salts in it. These two minerals have been known to dry out your skin. They can also make your skin feel itchy or grimy. Most City water is treated with chlorine. Chlorine in tap water has been linked to a number of adverse health effects, by health care professionals. We recommend to do your own research on the effects chlorine in water. Tests show that your body can absorb more chlorine as a result of a 10 minute shower than if you drank 8 glasses of the same water. Why? A warm shower opens your pores, causing your skin to act like a sponge, as a result, you not only inhale the chlorine vapors, you also absorb them through your skin.
The minerals in hard water also build up inside pipes, fixtures, and appliances. The build-up we don’t see can start to cause all sorts of plumbing problems, such as reduced water flow, clogs, and increased stress on pipes and fixtures, which can eventually lead to a pipe bursting or other failures, headaches no one wants to deal with. The mineral deposits can also cause appliances to operate less efficiently and wear down faster, especially on appliances with heating elements such as water heaters, boilers, irons, and coffee makers.
Have you ever purchased a new shirt or pair of pants and refrain from washing it because it never comes out of the machine looking or feeling the same? When you wash clothes in hard water you may experience dingy whites, stiff and harsh feel in your fabrics, white or grey streaks appearing on your colored and dark clothing, and weakened fibers that are easily torn, and the worst one is FADED colors. Hardness and sediment in the water are actual small rock particles that strip the fibers on our clothes causing these issues.
Expensive name brand detergents include extra ingredients and chemicals to their products which are designed to soften the water CHEMICALLY so the detergent can work better against the sediments in the water. With filtered or pure water you can go back to natural soaps with LESS CHEMICALS, which actually WORK better than the expensive stuff! Who knew our clothes and bank accounts could be preserved by switching to CLEAN water.
Hard water leaves behind scale deposits which steadily coat the inside of the water heater and it's heating elements. Most water heater owners manuals say to flush annually to remove this kind of buildup. Scale buildup can drastically reduce the efficiency and lifespan of your water heater.
Hard water neutralizes soap, producing soap scum and reduces cleaning power. As a result, you have to use more soap to fight the hardness. Also, In order to get the squeaky clean we all desire, on our glassware, black & stainless steel appliances, shower doors, ext. we spend tons of time and money trying new expensive products looking for the results we deserve. When the real solution is to improve the quality of water and everything gets better and gets cheaper! The same applies for all other house hold products as well, such as your personal care products. That includes shampoo and conditioner, body wash, skincare products, and more.
Noticing white ﬁlm or mineral deposits on your faucets, shower heads, shower doors, refrigerator water dispenser trays and glassware? That is calcium, mineral, and limescale! Aren't you tired of all the time spent in the stores looking for cleaning products that work, not to mention all the elbow grease and scrubbing that comes with it. Not only does this build-up look gross, but it’s a huge pain to scrub away, often requiring a lengthy soak in pricey descaling solution AND A LOT OF ELBOW GREASE. All of the hours spent fighting this battle can be better spent elsewhere. Money comes and goes but we never get our time back.
It doesn’t matter which fancy chemical, detergent or cleaners you use or how hard you scrub. If you have hard water, this build-up and decay WILL RETURN! It is a never ending battle we all deal with. Most people hate being tied to monthly contracts that cost them money, but the costly chemicals we purchase every week at the stores to help us in the battle against hard water is a silent contract we are tied to for life. That monthly contract also costs us the same amount of time every week. The only way to opt out of this expensive unending contract is to FIX OUR WATER. Clean your water and save time and money!
Ohio State University Says, “Conditioned water saves TEN 8 hour days of housework a Year"