What is Hard Water?

Hard water is a type of water that contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Currently, the most common type water in the United States of America is hard water. Only the northeastern and northwestern cities of the country and Hawaii enjoy a soft natural from the water supply service.

The consumption of hard water does not represent any danger to health, the minerals contained in hard water are part of the daily nutritional requirements that a human being needs. While it is true that the taste of these minerals is almost imperceptible to the palate, by mixing this type of water with some infusions, the taste of certain drinks such as tea or coffee can be modified.

Effects of the use of hard water for human consumption

We have already explained that the consumption of hard water does not have any negative effect on our health, some research indicates that there is no correlation between the consumption of hard water and some diseases such as coronary heart disease, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and kidney failure, the studies indicate that the consumption of hard water can supply the need of calcium and magnesium in the daily diet.

However, the use of hard water for other activities, such as showering and washing the hair, can have certain side effects on an aesthetic level. Calcium and magnesium present in hard water cause a chemical reaction with soap and shampoo, which creates scum and lime scales that stay attached to your skin and scalp, making harder the task of cleaning your body and hair. This scum could clog the pores of your face and cause pimples. and the scales on your hair could be confused with dandruff.

Consequences of using hard water in your home

A disadvantage of using hard water is that it can cause innumerable damages inside the house. The accumulation of calcium and magnesium flakes can cause blockages inside the pipes, if a pipe is fully clogged it is impossible to eliminate the obstruction with chemical products and the solution is to replace all the pipes, which causes inconveniences and most of the time is very expensive.

As explained above, the combination of hard water and soap can cause a scum and scale built-up that can clog your sewage pipes, dishwasher and washing machine. Another consequence of using hard water are the formation of calcareous crust in your faucets, damages caused by the scales to the coffee makers, ice makers, the stains the calcium can leave in your pans, pots, kettles and the cloudy appearance that leaves in your glassware.

How can you soften the water at home?

There are numerous water softening systems on the market that can be installed at an affordable price, call American Loss Consult and we can give you free advice on the water softening system that best suits your needs and water hardness level of the area in which you live. Contact us and we will get for you a technician who will test the hardness of the water in your house for free.

By installing a water softener system you will save the task of removing stains from your faucets and kitchen utensils, it is the most efficient solution and it will require the least effort on your part, since the system will be responsible for removing the minerals present in the water that will enter through the pipes, you will be sure that the water consumed in your house will be a soft water that will not damage your appliances, equipment and pipes.

How it works a water softener system?

A water softening system works by exchanging sodium chloride cations for hard mineral cations such as calcium and magnesium. This system usually has two tanks, a tank with resin beads and a brine tank, the water enters from the pipe to the tank with resin, as the water passes through the resin beads, an exchange of charges makes that the minerals remain attached to the resin beads.

When the water reaches the end of the tank it is a totally softened water, this softened water enters to the pipes of your house, every couple of days the system sends salt that is in the brine tank to the resin tank to clean it and make sure that the ions of the resin beads have the proper charge, the maintenance of the water softening system is very simple, you just have to make sure to add a bag of salt to the brine tank. With water softening system you will be sure that the water consumed in your home is water that will not clog the pipes or damage your appliances.

If you want to install a water softener system in your home call American Loss Consultant, we have qualified personnel to do the installation and verify by a chemical analysis that the resulting water after the softener process is within the standards of the soft water.

How much does it cost to install a water softener system?

There are different factors that can influence the cost of a water softener system, the average cost of a water softener system is 3000$, however, the manual system can cost approximately 400$ without including the installation costs, that can add between 100 and 400 dollars to the cost of the system, the price will also depend on the amount of water consumed at the house and the hardness of the water. The larger the house and the harder the water, the higher the cost of the system will be.

If you do not know what type of softener system to install, call American Loss Consultant and our experts will present all the options that are available in the market that better adapt to your home, from manual system to the new magnetic systems, remember that size of your home and the hardness of the water can limit the choice of the system. Do not take unnecessary risks if you want to install the water softener system by yourself, contact us at American Loss Consultant and we will provide you with free advice if you hire a professional service that brings you water softener system installation services.

Contact American Loss Consultant and we will gladly go to your house to advice you and install the water softener system you house requires.

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