Impact of Hard Water on Human Bodies

April 2, 2019

It may not seem like it at first, but hard water can take a serious toll not only on your house but on your body, too. There may be more negative effects of hard water than you would expect. Installing a water softener is the easiest approach to solving your hard water issues.

Due to the high levels of calcium and magnesium in parts of the country, drinking hard water can cause health problems and affect several organs, according to the International Journal of Preventative Medicine. Drinking hard water regularly can increase your risk of heart disease and cause high blood pressure. There is a connection between children who drink hard water regularly and growth restriction. An increased risk of certain cancers, diabetes, and neural diseases can be caused by drinking hard water, too.

Bathing in hard water can be the source of skin irritation and possibly eczema. The minerals in hard water make it harder to dissolve the soaps and residues from your skin, causing rashes and irritation. Installing a water softener in your home helps by lessening the residue left on your skin due to the lower mineral content in the water.

Hard water can also have a major impact on the health of your home. Hard water can clog pipes and cut your appliance lifetime in half. The minerals in hard water leave residue on pipes and on your showers, sinks and dishes. Dishwashers, washing machines, and faucet hardware will break down and require replacement sooner and more often due to hard water.

All of this damage done by hard water can be lessened and, in some cases, prevented by installing a water softener in your home. If you are having trouble with hard water in your home, contact Kinetico San Antonio today for a water evaluation and solution to your hard water problems.

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