Soft and hard water harm and benefits

Soft and hard water harm and benefits

Hard water is a very common problem for residents of both apartments and private homes. The degree of hardness can vary depending on the presence of calcium and magnesium salts in a unit of water and is indicated by milligrams.

In some cases, the hardness level of the water does not matter. This is particularly true of water used to irrigate the vegetable garden, put out fires, clean up backyards, streets, etc. But in many domestic and industrial applications, water hardness can be a serious problem: when using household appliances, bathing and showering, doing laundry, and cooking.

 

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Scale, formed by heating hard water, significantly increases the cost of electricity. It is a strong insulator and reduces heat transfer, in some cases causing failure of heating elements. Also scale over time corrodes seals and rubber gaskets of water supply systems, clogs the small holes of the nets of faucets, dishwashers, whirlpool nozzles, etc.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the question of which water is healthier and better. From the medical point of view, the body needs calcium (for bone formation) and magnesium (for heart health) in certain quantities. At the same time these chemical elements are much better assimilated by the human body from water, suppressing the perception of heavy metals and reducing the toxicity of some food components. But in excess, these trace elements are harmful to the body, so it is recommended to eat water of medium hardness.

 

Water softening in domestic and industrial environments

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For many years, boiling has been the easiest way to soften hard water in the home. It breaks down calcium hydrogen carbonate into precipitate and carbon dioxide. The classic way to soften water for domestic purposes is to use soda ash dissolved in the required quantity in water.

You can read more about water softening at home in our article: "Ways to soften hard water at home".

In municipal water treatment plants, reagent methods of water softening are common, based on dissolving calcium salts into simple compounds (sludge) by adding soda or quicklime. This method is characterized by certain disadvantages, in particular, a significant amount of solid waste and the importance of accurate dosing of chemicals.

 

Effective water softening methods offered by AquaHomeGroup.

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AquaHomeGroup offers innovative systems of purification, softening and preparation of quality water for domestic and technological purposes to private and corporate clients. The company's specialists are constantly working to develop effective filtration and limescale protection methods and improve water quality.

The company offers water softening with shower filters, which are also used to desalinate water, resulting in high-quality shower water.

The filter is a high-strength pressure filter filled with various substances for 20-stage filtration. You can find out more on our shower filters page!

Depending on the amount of water that goes through the charcoal softener, our experts select the best model.

Properly organized water purification system can save people's health, their skin, hair as well as protect appliances from damage.

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I am a microbiologist by training and I like my profession very much. This motivates me to write a blog about the benefits of water, water pollution, etc.