Hard water can cause a number of issues around your home. It can make your toilets, sinks and bathtubs sport an ugly. rusty ring. Your white shirts start turning yellow with each passing wash. Your dishes come out with nasty spots on them from the added minerals in the water. All in all, hard water can be a real pain. Yet, many people still won't turn to a water softener for their home because of something negative they heard about the systems. To help you understand why these systems are beneficial to your home, check out some of these common myths below.
You don't need salt to soften your water.
While some people think they can get soft water without ever having to use salt, that simply isn't the case. A salt-free system is just a scale inhibitor. Some are able to reduce the amount of scale that gets into the appliances, but most cannot. A few of these systems will combine a carbon filter with the system to make the water tastes better, but nothing is going to compare with that of a traditional water softener system. Having an ion-exchange system installed will help to eliminate the hardness and replace it with potassium chloride.
You are going to deprive your body of the nutrients it needs.
Many people worry that they are going to deprive their bodies of all the nutrients they need by eliminating the magnesium and calcium from their hard water. However, that isn't the case. In fact, these minerals aren't even in a form that your body is going to be able to digest. A magnesium or calcium supplement is far better for you than what you are thinking you are getting in your hard water.
Soft water is going to leave your skin feeling slimy.
Many people worry that a water softener is going to make their skin feel slimy. However, that isn't the case. Your skin is going to be softer and have more moisture in it after you shower, but it definitely won't be slimy. Your body's natural oils are able to reach the surface of your skin and help give you the hydration your skin needs. All of your soaps and shampoos are going to form a nice lather far quicker. You will be cleaner after taking a shower in soft water than you would be if you were to use hard water.
By looking at the information above, you can see why a water softener is in your best interest. Contact a company like Dupage Water Conditioning to learn more.