Why Hard Water Isn’t So Bad

Please enjoy today’s special guest report on why hard water isn’t so bad, and Happy New Year!

Water is crucial to our survival, and something that most of us don’t get enough of each day. In our attempts to be more healthy and drink more water, several of us spend thousands of dollars a year on bottled water and other pricey filtration systems. Another growing trend to give ourselves the best water possible is the installation of a water softener.

Many people believe that hard water, which is generally full of certain minerals such as calcium and magnesium, is bad for them. They want better tasting water that will also give them a much more rich lather when they shower. While a water softener will definitely provide a homeowner with a better lather, they should really weigh the pros and cons before choosing to install one. They may find that a rich lather isn’t worth the additional costs at both your health’s and wallet’s expense.

The Health Factor

While many believe that soft water tastes better, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is better for you. In fact, soft water is often stripped of many beneficial minerals including calcium and magnesium, which your body needs to function naturally. However, this isn’t the worst of it.

Water that is processed using traditional water softeners must be run through iodized salt in order to make it softer. That iodized salt often increases the amount of sodium in your water, which ultimately increases your sodium intake. While a bit of salt is good for you, too much can lead to other conditions such as hypertension and high blood pressure.

The Costs

In addition to lacking minerals and extra salt, traditional water softeners also lead to pipe corrosion due to the large amounts of salt they use. So not only will you have to pay for regular maintenance and salt, but you can expect to have to replace your plumbing as well – which isn’t exactly cheap.

We all want great tasting and healthy water, but that doesn’t mean that you should have to pay an arm and a leg for it. Sometimes the best water can come right from your tap. However, if you find that your water really is too hard and is causing build up in your pipes or leading to poor tasting water, consider installing a salt-free water softener. These types of devices require very little maintenance and don’t require you to pour pounds upon pounds of salt into your water regularly. They will soften your water, but without giving you the detriment of a diet high in sodium.

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