Your life is Hard enough… You don’t need your Water to make it Harder
The IMPACT of Hard Water in and on your Home:
The USGS has estimated that 85% of homes in the United States have hard water at some level. Nebraska is NO EXCEPTION. As the name implies, hard water can make a number of tasks around the home MUCH harder. Household chores such as cleaning can take longer and are more challenging using hard water. Glassware often appears spotty or “milky” when it comes out of the dishwasher, clothing doesn’t appear completely fresh or clean from the washing machine. You may even find that taking a shower or bath is harder as soaps and hair products do not lather up properly.
Typically you will often see your utility bills getting higher and higher for no evident reason.
The underlying cause for this augmented energy consumption is actually your own hard water. Hard water scale accumulates inside water baring appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters leading to greater energy use and a diminished lifespan.
Bottom line, you may not be unaware of it, but hard water could actually be making your life harder and costing you money each and every month.
The IMPACT of Hard Water on your Body:
Even though according to the The World Health Organization, hard water has no adverse health effects, it does not mean that hard water has no effect on your body. Since hard water affects how soaps and detergents lather up, you may find that you are using more and more soap. Aside from the obvious waste and cost, what this means is that your skin is probably getting dryer because of the left behind residue, making it feel scaly and itchy. You may also find that your hair feels lifeless and dull. This is typically common as a result of a heavy residue being left on the hair. This means that you could be wasting dollars on hair care and beauty/skin care moisturizing products, when all you need is better water.
Making your life SMOOTHER With a Water Softener:
If hard water is making your life harder, a water softener may help make is smoother. A water quality test can typically determine the water hardness level, usually measured in grains. You can then choose a water softener solution for your home, wherever you live in Nebraska. There are a number of systems including whole home systems, which can make your water soft by removing the suspended calcium and magnesium in the water. This can immediately improve the performance of household detergents, bathroom soaps and other cleaning products. You should notice that glassware, clothing and dishes look and feel cleaner and that your skin’s appearance and hair improves. While purchasing a water softener may seem like a significant investment, you may need to calculate how much you are spending on soaps, detergent and extra energy on utility bills due to your water hardness. Your life is hard enough… a water softener could make it much more comfortable for you and your entire family.
About The Author, Terry Reeh, Partner EcoWater Systems of Nebraska:
With more than 25 years experience in the residential and commercial water treatment space , Terry is a WQA (Water Quality Association) certified water specialist, LEVEL 3, as well as a WQA certified sales representative. In addition to running the day-to-day operations of EcoWater Systems of Nebraska, one of the biggest water treatment and water delivery enterprises in the state, Terry currently sits on EcoWater Systems (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) national Peers committee, as a water treatment expert advising other water professionals with less experience on best trade and technology practices.