The mineral content of hard water is usually very high as compared to that of soft water. The effects of hard water are not far reaching to one’s health but serious problems and failures can be experienced in industrial setting. Hard water has been reported to cause serious breakdown in boilers, cooling towers and other water handling equipment. Hard water can be easily detected in a domestic setting where soap will not form suds with the water.
To curb water hardness effects, water softening is done to reduce the effects that can be caused by this water.
Problems Associated With Hard Water
The following are some common problems that can be caused by hard water:
The life span of your appliances is shortened
It does not lather well with soap
There will be buildup of scale and rust in tub, shower head and appliances
The laundry does not get completely clean and has a soap film
Dishes do not get clean and have a white film on them
Laundry becomes dingy
It leaves residue on skin and hair
The hair will become dull
Possibility of occurrence of skin problems
Fixing Hard Water
There are various methods that have been developed to fix the problem of hard water. One of these ways is the use of a central softener unit for the whole house. Large quantities of salt are used in this unit to soften the water. These softeners require regular maintenance. As water passes through the unit, the salt removes the minerals but replaces them with sodium. Traditional softeners are expensive and still not environmentally friendly.
One affordable and eco-friendly method of fixing hard water problems is the use is the use of water conditioning system referred to as Aqua Magnets. This method has proved to cheap and simple way of getting rid of minerals that make water hard. The system can be easily installed and does not require special tools and knowledge. The magnets are also environmentally friendly and the water is completely safe for the consumption of the whole family.
Visit Steve's Pump Service for more information on fixing hard water and other common water problems.