With summer approaching, our bodies will require more water than ever. After all, the human body is composed of up to 60% water, and a healthy recommendation is drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Living in San Antonio, it’s reasonable to wonder about hard water effects on the body. It’s no doubt that understanding the difference between hard water vs soft water is important when considering purchasing a water softener.
Here are a few things to consider:
- While bottled water is one of the top hard water solutions, relying on it can be expensive. In addition, the negative environmental impact of plastic bottles have many seeking alternatives to bottled water.
- Soft water reduces clogs and corrosions in your pipes, fighting off hard water deposits. Drinking water clogged and corroded by hard water in pipes can be like drinking water out of a rusty can!
- The National Institute of Health questions the safety of hard water, with research linking it to Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more.
- Hard water issues also can wreak havoc on your skin with hard water buildup causing soap scum, which clogs pores and leads to acne. In order for soap to do its job, you need a real lather or else you’ll end up with just soapy film on your skin. Soap scum from hard water also can lead to itchy and flaky skin.