Hard water is a real problem in the whole world. In the United States, more than 85% of the areas have hard water. Most users have a water softener, but now there is a question: is soft water safe to drink?
Many users are concerned about the levels of sodium resulted from water softeners.
The recommended consumption of sodium per day is of 2400mg. More than 90% comes from food.
Easy solutions for hard water problems
Calcium and magnesium are the most common types of minerals found in hard water. These minerals can affect your household appliances.
You can greatly reduce the levels of these minerals by installing a water softener. This will greatly increase the quality of your water.
During the process, thousands of resin beads are charged with sodium ions, by the softening salt. So the minerals are attracted to the resin beads, while they are replaced with sodium ions. After a while, the beads will get saturated with minerals and will need replacement.
If you have hard water problems, installing a water softener will not only make your water easier to use, but you will also protect the household fixtures, pipes, cloths, dishes, etc. This means lower maintenance costs.
Hard water needs more soap to act like soft water. This means higher costs with detergent acquisition.
By using a water softener you will add more than 3 years to the longevity of most water appliances.