Friday, August 18, 2017

Why Plumbers Recommend Installing Water Softener Systems at Home

Hard water has been a long-standing problem in many households across Canada. Traditionally, the Canadian government monitors average hardness levels for different municipalities and provinces as a way to measure water’s capacity to react with soap. High mineral concentration of calcium and magnesium essentially makes the water less effective for rinsing and lathering. As a result, you tend to use up more soap, detergent or shampoo, and therefore, more water as well. This all makes for high water consumption and less efficient water use.

Water hardness, however, doesn’t only affect the home’s water efficiency. Drinking water quality also drops if your water supply has a hardness greater than 200 mg/L. The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality also considers a hardness level of 500 mg/L unacceptable for more domestic purposes. Using hard water under these conditions for drinking or culinary purposes is not recommended. Read more from this article:

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