Healthier water for a happier home
Healthier water for a happier home
Impure water is nothing that you want affecting your home, but it’s a very real possibility that it already is. Water that has been contaminated with minerals like calcium and magnesium, also known as hard water, is a common occurrence that has impacted millions of homes. At Electromagnetics Hub, we help homeowners get to the bottom of the problem with a team of professionals who know how to make use of the most recent innovations in water conditioning. Our chemical-free water conditioning systems make for healthier and happier homes to bathe, cook and clean in. Schedule a consultation today!
Hard water contains minerals that have dissolved and somehow gotten into your water lines. These minerals include magnesium and calcium, and they can wreak havoc on your skin over long-term exposure.
When you take a shower, there’s a good chance that you don’t give much thought to the water coming from the nozzle. But if you are coming out of the shower itchy and never feel quite as clean as you’d like, there’s a distinct possibility that hard water is compromising your clean. Continue reading to learn more about how hard water effects the health and comfort of human skin.
You might already know what soap scum is. It is the result of hard water minerals mixing with soap and water to leave a distinct eyesore of film. It is often found in showers, specifically in the grout and where water comes out from the tap or shower head.
What you might not know, is that soap scum also builds up on skin.
When these minerals meet with the soap on your skin, it leaves behind soap scum. Even if you can’t see it, it’s there and it is wreaking havoc on your pores. It’s not like you can just rinse it off with the same contaminated water that’s responsible for its presence, right? So, over time, the presence of soap scum becomes more significant and more damaging.
If you are unable to properly cleanse your skin of soap scum, it will work its way into your pores, clogging them. Clogged pores lead to pimples, even cyst-like pimples that can be incredibly painful far beneath the surface of the skin. If you suffer from a skin condition like eczema or acne, this will only make the problem worse.
Many people who have hard water in their homes experience irritation on their skin, which can make their skin feel itchy, tight or otherwise uncomfortable to exist in. This kind of irritation is tough to combat with topical moisturizing and other skin care products, as ongoing exposure to hard water is not going to be doing you any favors.
This happens because the soap scum strips away your skin’s natural moisture. This leads to dryness and the insatiable itchiness that often follows.
The only way to combat the ill effects of hard water is to solve the problem outright. This means implementing a water conditioning system throughout your home. These systems strip away the minerals that are responsible for hard water, thus purifying the water that comes out of your taps. Consult with a company that specializes in the installation of these products today!
The water softener in your home serves an incredibly important purpose. It removes unwanted and potentially harmful minerals like calcium and magnesium from your water. This makes it safer to bathe in, cook with and drink. The removal of these minerals also extends the functionality and overall lifespan of appliances like washing machines and dishwashers. So, when your water softener goes out, it can be a pretty big deal.
Fortunately, you can identify the signs of impending water softener failure. In this article, we’ll discuss what these signs are and what they mean for your water lines.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, there is a strong possibility that your water softener will need to be serviced, if not replaced outright.
If your water softener is failing and you’re getting hard water minerals in your water lines, you will notice that it becomes more difficult to get a good lather when you’re in the shower or bath. You’ll end up going through your hygiene products much more quickly because you’ll need more product to get a good clean.
If your clothes are suddenly coming out of the washing machine feeling stiff or scratchy, there’s a very real possibility that hard water minerals are depositing on your clothes. This makes it harder to clean clothes as it is, but also makes it so that the clothes you do wash don’t feel as comfortable on the body as they should.
If you’re accustomed to the pure, clean taste of soft water, then you will probably notice when hard water has started to affect your drinking water. If you are noticing a distinct taste that wasn’t there before, hard water minerals could very well be the culprit.
Soap scum is caused when hard water minerals mix with water and soap. Your dishwasher is the perfect breeding ground for soap scum: not just the water lines and internal mechanics of the machine, but also the dishes. If your dishes are coming out from each cycle with spots of soap scum, you should investigate the condition of your water softener.
If you suspect that your water softener is toward the end of its life, it’s time to schedule an appointment and/or consultation with a professional in the industry. They’ll be able to service or replace your water softener – whichever you may need.
Has hard water build-up been plaguing your appliances and water lines? Have you been considering getting a water conditioning system but want to avoid the chemicals used by so many modern solutions? Call us at Electromagnetics Hub today to learn all about the magnetic water softeners that we can install in your home.
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