Benefits of Water Treatment
Water treatment removes minerals & contaminants that can cause health issues, such as:
- Skin Irritations
- Organ Failure
Scale from untreated water can also cause damage to household appliances, wearing them down over time, as well as void their warranties. These appliances include:
- Clothing Washers
- Hot Water Heater
Benefits of water treatment include:
- Clearer Skin
- Youthful Skin
- Fuller, Shinier and Softer Hair
- Better Facial Shaving Results
- Reduced Pilling on Clothing
- Cleaner, Brighter and Longer Lasting Clothes
- Less Soap Scum Buildup in the Bathroom and Kitchen
There are many benefits to a soft water treatment system. In addition to your skin and hair health, other benefits include pet health and lasting appliances.
Many times, hard water is to blame for those skin problems, especially people who have sensitive skin.
The high mineral content in hard water prevents soapy products from achieving a lather and makes it difficult for substances to dissolve, leaving a soap scum on your skin every time you wash.
When hard water is not treated with a water filtration system, it prevents products from rinsing off and can cause skin issues such as clogged pores, irritation and acne. Detergents also won’t thoroughly rinse in hard water and will be left on your clothes, irritating your skin during your next wear and damaging clothes over time.
Hard water can inadvertently cause dry skin, too. Since hard water prevents soaps and shampoos from lathering up, we tend to use more than necessary to compensate and over rinse to try to wash away that soap scum feeling. This can lead skin to dry out, especially when we’re using hot water. And did you know dry skin can lead to premature wrinkles? Protect and invest in your skin and beauty by installing a soft water treatment system in your home or business.
If you have hard water in your home and are not using a whole house water treatment system, you may notice your hair feeling greasy and straw-like. This is because excess minerals in the water combine with shampoo to form a substance that sticks to your hair and causes build-up. These minerals also make your hair cuticles stand up and feel rough and frizzy, and your scalp to dry, causing dandruff. Hard water can also lead color-treated hair to fade faster or become brassy, since the minerals bond to hair and make it dull or discolored. But a water softener will help reduce the number of visits to the salon needed to re-apply your color, prevent you from over-shampooing and feeling like you haven’t thoroughly rinsed your hair, and save you money on products since you’ll need to use less. By removing these minerals in your water supply, a soft water system can change the texture of your hair and make it soft and shiny again.
Now you know about public water systems, and that they contain certain levels of bacteria and potential contaminants. And you know that they aren’t generally safe for human consumption, but what about your pets?
Municipal and well water can contain parasites—ever heard of a pet contracting Giardia? This is one of those parasites.
I’ve seen and heard about many pets in the area becoming very sick and dying of cancer, only to find out later their drinking water had harmful contaminants. Tap water can especially pose risks if it is high in iron, magnesium, or nitrates. Think about it. If you wouldn’t drink that water, why would you serve it to your beloved pet?
If you notice your pet scratching and suffering from dry skin and irritation, a soft water treatment system could help them as well. Just like people, our pets can suffer from the same sensitivities.
Cut the potential vet bills and heartache from unfiltered water and invest in a Reverse Osmosis drinking system for the whole family—pets included.
In affected homes that do not have whole house water treatment, hard water can leave mineral deposits in household appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, that will reduce their lifespan. If you notice that you have to replace your appliances more often than manufacturers recommend, you could be suffering from the adverse effects of hard water in your home.
Some manufacturers are even limiting their warranties from households who have hard water, knowing the minerals affect the performance their products.
Reverse Osmosis Water vs Bottled Water
Because large corporations go through the process of retrieving water for bottled consumption, you’d think the water would be safe and filtered, right? But the truth about bottled water is . . . it isn’t as closely regulated as we would think.
Water purification regulations for bottled water
Did you know a quarter of all bottled water is actually bottled tap water? This is according to many government and industry estimates, but some studies have estimated as high as 40 percent! That’s right! Bottled water in the United States is not always filtered with a high quality water purification system, and not necessarily cleaner and safer than most tap water, as the FDA has even lower standards on bottled water than it does on public drinking water. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) publicized a four-year study that tested more than 1,000 bottles of 103 bottled water brands and found one-third of the waters tested contained levels of contamination, including synthetic organic chemicals, bacteria, and arsenic.
Other health factors to consider
Additionally, the majority of bottled water comes in plastic that contains BPA, an industrial chemical used to harden plastics. Although limited levels of BPA are still approved by the FDA, according to the Mayo clinic it may cause negative health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. Installing a quality Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, or an RO, can remove up to 99% of all of contaminants in the water, and provide you with more naturally fresh and healthy water compared to stagnant water that’s been sitting in plastic bottles for many months. Not to mention, it’s the more environmentally-friendly option, as you’ll be cutting down on single-use plastics.
High quality water filtration vs store-bought filters
But what about a filter like the Brita? Non-RO water filters typically use a single activated carbon cartridge to treat water. They are much less effective, as the pore size on these filters are bigger and can only filter out coarse particles, sediments and elements. Any finer and more dissolved substances cannot be filtered out, so water is far less clean and safe compared to reverse osmosis filtration.