Besides the benefits of drinking more water, having fresher water in your house can improve appliance efficiency, reduce wear and tear on plumbing, cut down on cleaning time, and contribute in a variety of other ways around the house, according to the Green Water Technologies team.
Q: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the top causes of disease outbreaks are related to drinking water. What is in the water that makes people sick?
Green Water Technologies: Contaminated water containing organic and inorganic matter, bacteria, viruses and other pollutants has been linked to life-threatening health issues. Some studies have found that high levels of lead in drinking water delay physical and mental development in children.
Q: What is the most common water problem found in an American home?
Green Water Technologies: Hard water is probably the most common water problem found in homes in the United States. Certain states have ‘harder’ water than others.
Q: But why is hard water bad?
Green Water Technologies: Hard water spots glasses and dishes, makes laundry dull, and causes soap scum and scale to build-up, making cleaning a chore. It’s also detrimental to water-related appliances.
Q: How does hard water form?
Green Water Technologies: Hard water forms when minerals such as calcium and magnesium enter water sources. These minerals are then absorbed by groundwater, making cleaning more difficult as well as reducing the lifespan of household appliances. Using a water softener is the most common solution for this problem.
Q: What are the benefits of a water softener?
Green Water Technologies: Water softeners make cleaning fixtures, bathrooms, and kitchen surfaces easier since there is less residue and soap scum buildup. Soft water makes laundry cleaner, softer with less detergent. A water softener helps big-ticket items last longer and work harder.