We all know WATER is important to the health of your body. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water and in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water.
The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. (SOURCE: H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158)
So what are the benefits of cleaner water?
There are health benefits to softening your water. People with allergies and on medication should consider a water treatment system. Conditioned water can also make your hair and skin healthier. Hard water keeps soaps and shampoos from lathering and rinsing off as they should. Your skin and hair may be left with a sticky film which blocks pores and attracts and holds bacteria. This causes chapping, itchiness, and dryness. Conditioned water reduces this wear-and-tear on the skin and hair, so they’ll be softer and shinier. And remember your baby! Soft water has even been shown to reduce diaper rash!
Having soft water means having to buy and use less soap, dishwashing detergent, and other cleaners. Your soaps will be more effective and you’ll get cleaner with conditioned water. A water conditioner would actually pay itself off in savings from overuse of cleaning supplies. Also, a water softener can help to reduce your fuel and electricity bills, as well as extend the life of appliances, plumbing, and fixtures.
Your skin will get cleaner with a water softener too. This is because hard water, with all of its minerals, keeps soap from lathering as it should and working as it ought to. Hard water leaves an invisible film on skin that blocks pores and attracts and holds bacteria. This causes chapping, itchiness, and dryness.
Your hair will become more manageable too. If you color your hair, softened water will extend the life of your hair color. Acid water or water containing iron can change the color of your hair, even turning blonde hair green! With softened water, your skin will glow and your hair will shine!
Also, a water softener helps to keep clothes, bedding and other fabrics cleaner and whiter with less detergent. Fabrics wear out up to 15% faster with hard water. This is probably from residue in the fabric that stiffens it, increasing friction and wear on the fabric as it flexes. The increased wear-and-tear that fabrics washed in hard water suffer may also be because the effectiveness of detergents – which help lubricate fabric and prolong its life – is reduced by hard water. A Purdue University study found that, by washing fabrics in hard water:
- Colors fade faster.
- Whites darken or yellow faster.
- Fabrics aren’t as soft; they stiffen more.
- Laundry doesn’t get as clean.
- Laundry resoils with greater ease.
A CLEANER HOUSE:
Your house will be cleaner – and easier to clean with soft water. Don’t replace shower heads just get a water softener. Hardness minerals combine with soaps and household cleaners to form a sticky, insoluble scum. A water softener will eliminate staining and residue on your bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and fixtures from these hardness minerals like acid and iron.
Household surfaces and appliances are easier to clean too because hard water counteracts the alkalinity of household cleaners, such that it reduces their effectiveness. You’ll also notice less spotting on dishes, windows, cars, etc.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES:
A water treatment system will keep food safer and cleaner improving the appearance, taste, and smell of your foods and beverages. Untreated water can cause aesthetic problems with food and beverages that require water use, e.g. pasta, rice, tea, and coffee. Softening your water will even make ice look clear not cloudy, taste clean, and smell fresh.
Contact Water Products & Solutions and ask to consult with one of our water treatment experts to help improve your water and your health.