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Is soft water safe to drink?

When hard water starts to cause problems to your dishwasher, washing machine and other kitchen appliances, it is only natural that you turn to water softener products and filters to get rid of lime-scale, and produce water that is gentle on your beloved domestic appliances. But what if you decided to install a water softener system that would soften water throughout your entire home? Would that soft water be safe to drink?

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The consensus on this topic is that softened water does not pose any health risks for otherwise healthy individuals. However, consumers who are on a strictly low-sodium diet are advised to closely monitor the amount of sodium contained by the soft water they intend to consume.

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Can I drink softened water?

Hard water is a problem in many areas, causing damage to the kitchen appliances of several consumers. It is understandable then that many homeowners use water softeners to prevent scale build-up and enjoy the benefits of softened water. However, consumers are not always sure about whether soft water is safe to drink.

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Considering that in the process of softening water, calcium ions are replaced with sodium ions, those who, for medical reasons, are concerned about the level of sodium in their water are advised not to drink artificially softened water. The water softening process forms sodium bicarbonate, which should not be confused with sodium chloride (salt). As a result, softened water is not salty as many would think.

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Is hard water safe to drink?

First, let’s clarify the meaning of hard water: what does it actually mean? What makes it “hard”? The definition is simple: in contrast with “soft water”, hard water is a water that is rich in minerals. That is, it contains calcium and magnesium in high concentrations. Apart from these, hardness can be caused by other elements, too. These include aluminium, barium, strontium, iron, zinc and manganese. The presence of all these elements begs the question whether hard water is safe to drink.

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The minerals present in this type of water are capable to dissolve, and may become difficult to be identified by the naked eye. The good news is, however, that we do not have to be chemists or specialists to notice if our water is hard, because over-mineralisation can cause a number of problems in our home.

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Get your glass gloss! – Cleaning glass surfaces with filtered water

Cleaning with filtered water can make not only our skin but also the surface of objects – especially glass – shiny, neat and hygienic on the cheap. Glass surfaces are always more sensitive than other materials and they will visibly show their degree of cleanliness, perceptible also to the naked eye. And what is more, it can highly influence the first impression of guests invited in our homes, or even customers or clients coming in our restaurants, hotels, shops, clothing stores or offices.

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The minerals present in regular hard water can often leave behind streaks in spite of the use of proper cleaning supplies and tools, not to mention all the elbow-grease. The whitish-yellowish lime-scale of unfiltered tap water can easily becloud our wine glasses, dishes, glass-ceramic cook-tops, windows, shower-stalls, lamps, glass furniture, mirrors, or even store-windows.  But why let this happen when we have the solution in our hands – the simplest possible: we can get rid of unwanted splotches in an instant and without an effort by using a water filter or water softeners.

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The ultimate protection for your kitchen appliances: Scalemaster Softline 150 non-electric metered water softener

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content as a result of coming into contact with magnesium and calcium as it makes it way to your taps. The purification process will do its part to remove a significant amount of contaminants from the water, but the chlorine and other added chemicals will not do anything to reduce the magnesium and calcium content. Hard water can result in a buildup of minerals on your pipes and the appliances in your kitchen. To get the ultimate in protection for your kitchen appliances, invest in the Scalemaster Softline 150 non-electric metered water softener.

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With this water softener unit, you’ll be able to effectively banish the minerals so that your appliances, dishes, and of course your pipes can stay free from the buildup that would otherwise pose a concern.

This salt water softener unit is an eco-friendly option for today’s discerning homeowner. With no motors and no wires, this non-electric water softening unit operates exclusively though the hydraulic pressure of the water that flows through it. This eliminates any potential concerns that may otherwise come about with regards to compliance with an electrical installation.

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