If your home is subject to hard water, then you are familiar with the effects. The build-up on glass shower doors and cutlery, for example, are some of the most common effects of hard water within a home.

Using a water softener within your home is a viable and cost-effective solution. There are, however, a number of myths surrounding hard water softeners and what they can do for your household.

Soft water is less healthy than hard water

One of the common myths is that by removing hard water minerals, you will be depriving your body of healthy nutrients such as calcium and magnesium. The problem with this argument is that the calcium and magnesium found in hard water is inorganic. A water softener doesn’t take anything out of the water that would be beneficial to you. If you feel that your body needs more calcium or magnesium, you could consider taking a dietary supplement or a vitamin.

Water is the same everywhere

Another myth is that water is the same everywhere and if the city or county is treating the water, you don’t have to worry about treating it yourself. America is a unique place and a person’s water supply on one point of the country can differ greatly to the water supply of a person living in another part of the country. We recommend that you check with your local municipality to see how your water is being treated. You can also contact the water specialists at Hydro Solutions so that they can come and test your water for you.

Soft water leaves a film on your skin

Some people mistakenly believe that soft water will leave a film on your skin because something has been added to the water. It’s true that your skin will feel softer or even more oily after a shower in soft water, but this is because your body’s natural oils will be able to reach and stay on your skin’s surface. You will be using less soaps and shampoos because it will be able to lather more quickly.

Need more information about water softeners or water treatment solutions in Florida? Then contact Hydro Solutions today.