It’s not uncommon for homes to have hard water, which is probably why most people don’t think it’s a problem. What a lot of homeowners don’t realize is that hard water can have negative effects on their health. If you’d like to learn how hard water impacts your health, we’ve got you covered in our brief guide below.
Potential Health Risks
To this day, no substantial evidence shows that drinking hard water relates to any serious health problems. That said, some studies have found negative effects of drinking hard water, such as increased mortality and cardiovascular disease. We can conclude that while there’s no direct correlation between drinking hard water and major health issues, it’s generally better to drink soft water. That said, if the increased sodium levels in soft water are of concern to you, you may want to consider drinking bottled water.
Drier Skin and Hair
Hard water is notorious for drying out people’s skin and hair. The result is itchy skin and dandruff. The hard water can also create what’s called hard water hair; this is when your hair has a film on it from the excess minerals. The additional minerals can also weaken your body’s pH levels, making you more susceptible to infections and causing eczema breakouts.
Now that you have a general understanding of how hard water impacts your health, you might be wondering what you can do about hard water. Most homes can benefit from water softeners; your health will thank you, but so will your appliances, shower heads, and faucets. The excess minerals in hard water can clog your pipes, ruin major appliances, and leave unappealing crusts on your shower heads and faucets.
If you need water treatment in Houston or the surrounding areas, look no further than Alamo Water Solutions. Our team has decades of experience providing water softeners to homes and businesses. Give us a call if you need help choosing a softener or if you have any questions.