How Does Hard Water Affect Your Home?
All water may appear to be the same but it is not. Water can either be hard or soft. Both categories constitute varying degree of essential nutrients/elements known as minerals. These minerals are mainly magnesium and calcium. Soft water also known as ordinary water contains a low concentration of calcium and magnesium whereas hard water contains a demonstrable concentration of calcium and magnesium. Hard water in our home can have many effects on us. Let us look at these effects.
It can pose a threat to our lives such as increased chances of getting a cardiovascular disease. How is this possible? Our diet contains mostly the good and bad cholesterols. Low lipid-density lipoprotein (LPL) is considered the bad lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein combines with the fats on the walls of the cardiovascular arteries to form a lump thereby constricting blood flow which in turn can lead to a heart disease or failure. With the consumption of hard water, the mineral depositions (calcium and magnesium) will combine with the fats and low-density lipoproteins on the walls of the arteries of the heart, thereby causing calcification and maximizing the chances of having a heart disease.
Effect hard water can have on us or rather our home is the clogging of the water pipeline systems in our home. This is a problem because calcium and magnesium which are abundant in water get to build up at the walls of the water pipelines.
An increased passage of hard water through the pipelines would eventually lead to accumulation of the minerals in the pipeline and therefore the blockage or decreased the flow of water through it.
Corrosion of Home Appliances
Hard water can also leave most of your home equipment in a dingy state. It leaves stains on laundry and fixtures, soap scum corroded pipes and appliances, mineral scale buildup on fixtures. When Washing is done in a porcelain material, the soap reacts with hard water to form a white material known as scum.
Soap scum is formed due to the poor reaction between the fatty acids of the soap and the magnesium and calcium minerals of the hard water. This will prevent the formation of lather and the production of the whitish substance known as scum. The scum floats with the water and resides and forming nasty rings on the water tubs, porcelain sinks, and other appliances to deteriorate its looks.
Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium and other metal cations from the water. This results to the softening of the water. The material used to accomplish this is known as a water softener.
Benefits of Using Water Softener
Skins washed in hard water are bound to become itchy. This is because of the dryness of the skin caused by the minerals in the hard water.
It decreases possibilities of acquiring a heart disease as the reduction of the minerals in the water won’t pave way for the residing of the minerals at the walls of the arteries.
Water softeners reduce the concentration of scums which is a result of the minerals found in hard water. It eliminates the minerals from hard water allowing soap to form lather with water. This is because the water can now react with the fatty acids of the soap. This prolongs the shelf life of home appliances.
It leaves a cleaner water pipeline. With the removal of the minerals and other metallic cations, there will be no clogging which literally means that there will be an increase in passage of water through the water line.
There will be no damage to your fabric wears after wash. This is because of the elimination of the minerals in hard water that get trapped in between the fabrics of your clothes.
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Have you observed low pressure of water from the faucets of sink, bathtub, quick corrosion of your home appliances like the water heater, bathtub? Using hard water or water that contains a lot of cholesterol in your West Palm Beach home may not be ideal enough. It is important that you hire a professional company for your West Palm Beach Water Filtration Systems.
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