Soft Water vs Hard Water

April 3, 2018

You might already know the significance of water for human health – but do you know the difference between hard water and soft water? Hard water appears in more than 85% of homes in the United States and can be resolved with the installation of a water softener. While hard water won’t necessarily cause detrimental consequences to your health, it can leave behind water stains, which can cause damage to your home. Find out the difference between the two and discover if you would benefit from buying a water softener.

Hard water

Water defined as “hard” has an increased percentage of dissolved deposits like magnesium and calcium. The minerals found in hard water are often left behind and lead to clogged plumbing or boiler issues, which can eventually lead to overheating. Using hard water at home can also cause adverse effects to your cleaning regimen as it is the blame for the dull look your clothes seem to have. Hard water can also have a negative impact on your glasses and dishes, in addition to your hair and skin.

Soft water

Water defined as “soft” uses the process of ion exchange to remove minerals like calcium and magnesium. While the amount of sodium in soft water is higher than that of hard water, no deposits or stains are left behind when it’s used. Those who use soft water in their homes often notice a difference in the way soap lathers while doing laundry or a load of dishes. The difference between soft water and hard water is especially evident while accomplishing household chores. Your skin and hair will be softer and shinier.

Kinetico San Antonio water softeners are built to deliver the purest water available. If you’ve noticed hard water spots on your appliances, give us a call while there’s time to prevent permanent damage to your home.

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