Hard Water – What You May Not Know
- Hard water is water that has a high mineral content
- It dries out skin and hair
- Fades clothes
- Marks crockery over time
- Plumbing systems have to work harder, so there is inevitably more repair work required
Hard Water Mineral Content
Hard water is a result of minerals such as calcium and magnesium accumulating in the water cycle.
Dying Out Hair and Skin
The abundance of calcium and magnesium means that taking a shower or a bath can leave your skin feeling dry. The water can’t nourish your skin or hair, so when you dry your skin it may start to feel a little chapped and your hair can become brittle and knot up easily.
Hard water also has a significant effect on your washing machine. It fades the colour from your clothes much faster than water treated with a softener or conditioner would. Your clothes and even your bedding might feel a little rough due to the effects of the hard water.
White spots can appear on your crockery that make you want to put it right back in the washer. It can look unclean when it’s the hard water that has stained it.
Steel pipes can become damaged. They do not like hard water at all. The build-up of minerals impacts the water flow over time.
How to Get Rid of The Effects of Hard Water
A water conditioner does exactly what it says on the tin; conditions your water, leaving the good minerals behind so that you can benefit from them.