Hard Water Is One Tough Problem
There is only one way to say it: hard water has no place in your lifestyle. Hard water or unconditioned water has a high concentration of minerals such as magnesium and calcium. This high concentration can make household chores difficult and even make hair feel sticky and look dull. You can eliminate it from you home – and your lifestyle – with the Origins WC400 Water Conditioner by Aerus. Clothes washed in soft water rinse cleaner, feel softer and retain color longer. Water conditioners, such as the Aerus Origins WC400 can reduce energy costs and extend the life of your water heater and plumbed appliances, according to the Water Quality Association. When it comes to improving your lifestyle, saving money on cleaning products and feeling better in your own home, the choice shouldn’t be hard at all.
Hard water is water that has a high concentration of minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, compared to soft water. This high concentration of magnesium and calcium can make household chores difficult and can even make hair washed in hard water look dull. Magnesium consumes soap which can leave spots and residue on washed dishes and make freshly washed clothes look dingy. Hard water can cause soap to curd and leaves behind a lime scum residue in your sinks and bathtubs.
Hard on your home
- Unconditioned water leaves unsightly stains and residue on sinks, tubs, tile and fixtures.
- Undesirable mineral build-up can etch and stain kitchen sinks and granite countertops.
- The high concentration of magnesium and calcium in your water can negatively affect your home’s plumbing.*
Hard on you
- Hard water can leave your towels scratchy and nonabsorbent. It can also cause premature fabric failure.
- Due to your soaps reaction to magnesium and calcium, it doesn’t lather or rinse well and leaves a residue on skin and hair.
- Hard water reduces the effectiveness of cleaning products therefore creating a need to spend up to 50% more money on soaps, detergents and other cleaning products.**
- Chore-doers will spend more time scrubbing tubs, tile and fixtures.
Hard on your wallet
- Mineral build-up in the water causes inefficient operation which creates higher energy costs.**
- Shorter life cycle of water using appliances lead to costly repairs or replacement.*
*Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF)
**Water Quality Association (WQA)
The Truth About BOTTLED Water
Thanks to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) passed in 1974, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public water suppliers and sets standards to ensure the safety of your drinking water. While these regulations are in place to create safe drinking water, they do not always create pure drinking water. Our public water filtration systems treat nearly 34 billion gallons of water per day. Not all contaminants can be removed with the water treatment methods used. In fact, in some areas, substances are added to the water to remove impurities. Shouldn’t you enjoy clean, pure water without adding anything to it?
Potential Water Contaminants
- Disinfectants – chemicals from water additives used during public water treatment
- Inorganic Chemicals – asbestos, metal discharge, pharmaceuticals, lead, fertilizers
- Organic Chemicals – herbicides, soil leaching, agricultural run-off
- Radionuclides – mineral deposits that may emit certain types of radiation
There are several ways to help reduce the possible contamination of your public water supply including, reducing the amount of trash your produce, recycling used oil and anti-freeze and carpooling or taking public transportation to reduce emissions. You can also add a home water filtration system to help remove contaminants that remain in your tap water.